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None So Pretty

(1953)
Or, the Story of Mr. Cork
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None So Pretty describes, with a sensibility and conviction unusual in historical fiction, the life of a young girl brought up in a large, aristocratic, but impecunious family, and married off at an early age to a neighbouring squire who nightly drinks himself under the table. It is not long before the young wife discovers that her sottish husband keeps a mistress at his lodge gates, and that he does not propose to consummate his marriage. Relief from a life of intolerable loneliness comes in the form of a young cavalier who stumbles into her bedroom one night after a hearty carouse downstairs, and the acquaintance thus started swiftly ripens into a deeper affection. To disclose the final sequence of events in this curious drama would be to spoil the story for a prospective reader; one must be content to conclude that by commending Miss Irwin's fascinatingly life-like and original characters, and her gift for creating vivid, unforgettable mental pictures.

Genre: Historical Romance

Used availability for Margaret Irwin's None So Pretty

Hardback Editions

December 1953 : UK Hardback
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Title: None So Pretty
Author(s): Margaret Irwin
ISBN: 0-7011-0849-5 / 978-0-7011-0849-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: None So Pretty
Author(s): Margaret Irwin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Reader
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