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Instead of the Thorn

(1923)
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'Instead of the Thorn' is one of Georgette Heyer’s early novels. It follows Elizabeth Arden, a young woman raised by a cold, distant father and a prim, proper aunt. Unsurprisingly Elizabeth comes of age with no sense of how to make her way in the world or what will make her happy. At a young age she marries a man she does not love and embarks on a life that does not fulfill her. Her wedding night on her marriage is a complete disaster. After a time she separates from her husband and tries to make her way in the world. To start she is little more than a spoiled girl, but as the book unfolds Elizabeth struggles to become her own person and is surprised by just who she is and what she wants. A thoroughly satisfying novel.

Genre: Romance

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Hardback Editions

March 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: Instead of the Thorn
Author(s): Georgette Heyer
ISBN: 0-89966-119-X / 978-0-89966-119-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Buccaneer Books
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July 1971 : USA Hardback
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Title: Instead of the Thorn
Author(s): Georgette Heyer
ISBN: 0-8488-1366-9 / 978-0-8488-1366-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Instead of the Thorn
Author(s): Georgette Heyer
ISBN: 1-5154-4368-X / 978-1-5154-4368-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
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January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Instead of the Thorn
Author(s): Georgette Heyer
ISBN: 1-5154-4370-1 / 978-1-5154-4370-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Unabridged Books
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Title: Instead of the Thorn
Author(s): Georgette Heyer
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Title: Instead of the Thorn
Author(s): Georgette Heyer
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Title: Instead of the Thorn
Author(s): Georgette Heyer
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June 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Instead of the Thorn (Lost Heyer Novels Book 2)
Author(s): Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Heyer Lost Novels
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