These Old Shades
Georgette Heyer

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Narrated By: Alexander Vlahos

Duration: 12 hours and 11 minutes

What to expect

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These Old Shades is read by Alexander Vlahos, star of Versailles.

Leonie Bonnard is being drawn into a twenty-year-old feud.

Justin Alastair, the Duke of Avon, is a reprehensible rake with an axe to grind. Decades ago the Comte de Saint-Vire did something unforgivable and ever since Justin has been lying in wait to settle the score.

When Justin meets Leon, a street urchin with a striking resemblance to his nemesis, he aims to use him as a pawn in his plans for revenge on the Comte. Except Leon is in fact Leonie, a beautiful young ingénue who may just steal Justin's heart.

Can Leonie win the Duke's affection, or will his need for revenge overcome them both?

'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS

'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes . . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA

Léonie, hot-tempered and very much her own woman, is one of Heyer's best female leads[...]The novel remains a witty, vivid page turner' MELANIE REID

'If you haven't read her yet, what a treat you have in store!' Harriet Evans

'Georgette Heyer is second to none' Sunday Times

© Georgette Heyer 1926 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Genre

Historical romance

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