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Cousin Kate

By: Georgette Heyer
Narrated by: Christina Cole
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Kate Malvern never expected to see this kind of splendour again.

After her father's death, Kate was left an orphan, striving to make ends meet as a governess until her Aunt Minerva rescues her from poverty.

Kate hardly knows what to expect at the grand house of Staplewood. Her uncle lives in one wing, while her handsome, moody cousin, Torquil, occupies another; guests are few and far between, but even family dinners are rigidly formal. And, over it all, Minerva's word is law.

But the sudden arrival of Cousin Philip throws Minerva's control over the household into doubt, and Kate begins to suspect the shocking reason for Minerva's generosity. She has no one to confide in but cousin Philip - but for reasons unknown, he seems to have taken an instant dislike to her....

Cousin Kate is a rich and classic Georgette Heyer novel, replete with the sparkling humour, memorable characters and intricate plots that have made her the queen of the Regency romance novel.

©1968 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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"Wonderful characters and rapturously romantic." (Katie Fforde)

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Great work despite painful plot

This story stands out in the prolific literature of Georgette Heyer. Still, it is, despite the painful theme, a masterwork. Heyer Somehow manages to bring in bits of characteristic humor, while the harrowing story unfolds and a rich romance takes form.
Christina Cole presents a formidable performance with dignity and beauty and lights up the occasional humor. For those of us who had looked with foreboding toward a new performance, we must feel very lucky indeed with Christina Cole. 

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