People thought Miss Jonas a very odd lady indeed, still unmarried at fifty, with an outspoken way of talking and a habit of wearing exotic costumes she had picked up in her youthful travels. But Miss Jonas was also very rich, so her relatives tended to tolerate her eccentricities. Until, that is, she astonished everyone by deciding to take in an orphaned refugee from the French Revolution. Then her drunken spendthrift brother Thomas saw the fat inheritance he had been expecting going to some adopted 'French brat', and he began to lay some rather unpleasant plans. Particularly when the 'child' turned out to be the Vicomte de Valmont, a handsome, arrogant, six-foot tall young aristocrat...
Used availability for Paula Allardyce's Miss Jonas's Boy
August 1972 : UK Hardback
June 1977 : UK Paperback