London in the time of Charles II - an age of luxury and squalor, fine manners and debauchery... Tamzin Verne comes from the country seeking employment. Her delight in the city changes to terror in the brutal household where she becomes a servant. Rescued by the actress Arabella Holden, she finds new, aristocratic friends including Justin Delaney, a nobleman impoverished by the Civil War. Devastated when he mysteriously disappears, she takes Arabella's advice and becomes a player on the Restoration stage. Unable to forget Justin, she seeks for him in the corrupt underworld of Whitefriars and his ruined estate in Cornwall...
Used availability for Jeanne Montague's The Falcon and the Dove
March 1997 : UK Paperback