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The Beau and the Bluestocking

(1975)
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A classic, best-selling pre Regency romance! For fans of Georgette Heyer, Mary Balogh, Jane Aiken Hodge and Jane Austen.

Never judge a book by its cover...


1782, London



Alethea Newnham is a young woman with decided literary tastes, to the extent that she is called a Bluestocking by the gossips of Town.

Educated in the country by her scholarly father and raised as an equal with her brothers, Alethea finds it difficult to play romantic games when she is invited to her aunt's house in London.

In particular, she despises the dashing and notorious Sir James 'Beau' Devenish - a young man overly concerned with the latest fashions, and toying with female affections.

With her aunt determined to see her wed, Alethea finds herself forced into company.

Is Beau determined to make her his next conquest? Can she rebuff his supposedly irresistible charms?

Will this Bluestocking be ruled by her head ... or her heart?



THE BEAU AND THE BLUESTOCKING is a classic historical novel by Alice Chetwynd Ley: a traditional British, pre Regency romance novel set in Georgian England.

'one of my favourite traditional Regencies' - The Word Wenches

'Alice Chetwynd Ley's books were my favourite regency romances. I still have every one of her books on my keeper shelf with The Beau and the Bluestocking and The Jewelled Snuffbox in pride of place' - Historical and Regency Romance UK

'These vintage Regency romances hover somewhere between Jane Austen and the genre as we know it today. I really enjoy them.' - Sonya's Stuff

Genre: Historical Romance

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Used availability for Alice Chetwynd Ley's The Beau and the Bluestocking

Hardback Editions

February 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: The beau and the bluestocking (A Regency romance)
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
ISBN: 0-89340-111-0 / 978-0-89340-111-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: J. Curley
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September 1975 : UK Hardback
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Title: Beau and the Bluestocking
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
ISBN: 0-7091-4931-X / 978-0-7091-4931-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Beau and the Bluestocking: Romantic intrigue in Regency London
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
ISBN: 1-912546-97-3 / 978-1-912546-97-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sapere Books
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June 1978 : UK Paperback
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Title: Beau and the Bluestocking
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
ISBN: 0-552-10767-0 / 978-0-552-10767-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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April 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Beau and Bluestocking
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
ISBN: 0-345-25613-1 / 978-0-345-25613-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Beau and the Bluestocking: Romantic intrigue in Regency London
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
Publisher: Sapere Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU