Book by Thomas, Martha Lou
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In this pleasant Regency novel Quintilla Davenant, though pretty, is lame and lacking in dowry and has consequently been ignored by London society. She loves to dance despite her lameness, and, caught dancing by herself in the library at a ball is swept into a waltz with a handsome stranger. The man, Lord Eysley, is attracted by her wit and forthrightness. He sets out to present her properly to society so that she has a chance to marry respectably, until it dawns on him that he wants her himself. Quintilla and her baron are amusing. An interesting subplot involves Dr. Jenner's efforts to get his vaccination bill passed. Thomas, a retired librarian, has done her research well and even gives a bibliography. Marylaine Block, St. Ambrose Coll. Lib., Davenport, Ia.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
YA A light romance featuring the typical Regency heroine. Pretty, educated, and poor, Quintilla is also lame. However, as in all period romances, she meets a rich, titled gentleman who decides to help her find a husband who will not mind her handicap. Naturally, he falls in love with her himself. Before he realizes this, many escapades occur. Quintilla's adventures include helping Edward Jenner promote his cure for smallpox and helping a charming thief evade capture. Quintilla and her gentleman are appealing characters, and the plot is exactly what fans of period romance want. Lois J. Jerolleman, Houston Public Library
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Walker & Company, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Inscribed by author opposite Title page in black pen, "To Tina- with whom I enjoy Canticle Martha Lou Thomas" First published in 1986 stated with complete number line. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 Book; binding tight, slight bumping to bottom front edge with soil speck to front board else boards straight and clean; minor soiling to top edge with subtle bump to fore edge one page else text free of marks, unread. Dust jacket ($15.95) has mild bumping to few edges with modest toning to flap edges. Color sharp. Under archival quality mylar cover. Photos upon request. Debut novel. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 100316BX8
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