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A Conformable Wife

(1975)
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Another classic Regency romance from a master of the genre! For fans of Georgette Heyer, Mary Balogh, Jane Aiken Hodge and Jane Austen.

Two young people compete in the game of love...


1814, Bath



"I promise you, she's the most delightful creature, with a quirky sense of humour very like your own. As for the other qualities you mention - birth, breeding, experience of managing a household of consequence - she has them all, with amiability and common sense besides!"

So Henrietta Melville is described to the Honourable Julian Aldwyn, who is on the look-out for a wife who will prove restful after an earlier, disastrous love-affair.

But there's much more to Miss Melville than meets the eye. Although she is a spirited and intelligent heiress, at twenty-six and still unmarried, she's considered to be on the shelf.

Julian is certain his offer will not be refused.

But then comes a whirlwind month in Bath, a dastardly rake, secrets from the past ... all calculated to turn any woman's head.

Could Henrietta become the conformable wife Julian is looking for? Or will someone else catch her eye... ?

A CONFORMABLE WIFE is a classic historical novel by Alice Chetwynd Ley: a traditional British, post Regency romance novel set in nineteenth century England.

'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 A Conformable Wife

Hardback Editions

September 1994 : UK Hardback

Title: Conformable Wife
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
ISBN: 0-7089-3150-2 / 978-0-7089-3150-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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March 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Conformable Wife
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
ISBN: 0-7278-1579-2 / 978-0-7278-1579-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Conformable Wife: A Regency Romance with a spirited heroine
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
ISBN: 1-913028-29-1 / 978-1-913028-29-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sapere Books
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July 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Conformable Wife
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
ISBN: 0-345-28390-2 / 978-0-345-28390-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

August 1998 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Conformable Wife: Unabridged
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
ISBN: 1-85903-233-8 / 978-1-85903-233-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Conformable Wife: A Regency Romance with a spirited heroine
Author(s): Alice Chetwynd Ley
Publisher: Sapere Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU