Escapade

Escapade

Jane Aiken Hodge / Sep 23, 2019

Escapade Charlotte Comyn the year old heir to a banking fortune rejects the marriage proposal of childhood friend John Thornton and runs away to London There Charlotte meets Beth Prior friend of her mot

  • Title: Escapade
  • Author: Jane Aiken Hodge
  • ISBN: 9780312097998
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Charlotte Comyn, the 17 year old heir to a banking fortune, rejects the marriage proposal of childhood friend John Thornton and runs away to London There, Charlotte meets Beth Prior, friend of her mother, actress, and member of the demi monde Beth sees Charlotte as the perfect cover for her role as a spy, and the two set off for Palermo, Sicily In Sicily, the two becomeCharlotte Comyn, the 17 year old heir to a banking fortune, rejects the marriage proposal of childhood friend John Thornton and runs away to London There, Charlotte meets Beth Prior, friend of her mother, actress, and member of the demi monde Beth sees Charlotte as the perfect cover for her role as a spy, and the two set off for Palermo, Sicily In Sicily, the two become embroiled in political intrigue, and Beth begins to question her involvement in British politics Charlotte and Beth find adventure and romance in Palermo amid the glittering stage lights and hidden agendas of the aristocracy.

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      • Jane Aiken Hodge

        Jane Aiken Hodge was born in the USA, brought up in the UK and read English at Oxford She received a master s degree from Radcliffe College, Harvard University.Before her books became her living she worked as a civil servant, journalist, publishers reader and a reviewer.She has written lives of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer as well as a book about women in the Regency period, PASSION AND PRINCIPLE But her main output has been over twenty historical novels set in the eighteenth century, including POLONAISE, THE LOST GARDEN, and SAVANNAH PURCHASE, the beloved third volume of a trilogy set during and after the American War of Independence More recently she has written novels for Severn House Publishers.She enjoys the borderland between mystery and novel, is pleased to be classed as a feminist writer, and is glad that there is neither a glass ceiling nor a retiring age in the writers world She was the daughter of Conrad Aiken and sister of Joan Aiken.


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    1. This was the first book I read by this author, and I’m on the hedge. I might try her again, or I might not. The story in this book is a light-hearted regency suspense. There is a romantic line there too, but it’s so faint as to be almost invisible.The plot follows two young women from England to Sicily during the year 1811. Napoleonic wars are raging in Europe. The island of Sicily is England’s uneasy ally on the Mediterranean. The tempers are explosive. The various political factions joke [...]


    2. Years ago my friend Sarah and I read our way through the Fairfax County Library collection of the books by the Aiken girls, Joan Aiken and Jane Aiken Hodge. They are the daughters of Conrad Aiken and they inherited some of his way with words. These are not second-rate novles but Top of the Trees.Jane Aiken Hodge writes mostly Regency Romances and after my delightful excursion with Georgette Heyer and spotting this slim volume in the library,I picked it up in hopes of maintaining the warm Regency [...]


    3. I really enjoy this author's work and I've read quite a few of her novels over the years. I've often felt in a way that she never received the recognition that she deserved, as say Phyllis Whitney or other writers of the romantic suspense genre.Whilst I wouldn't rate this novel of Jane Aiken Hodge as her best work, it is still an engaging read. I've always felt that her heroines have some backbone, substance to them and Beth Prior, and to a lesser extent Charlotte Comyn aren't the exception here [...]


    4. Entertaining would be the best way to describe this book. It is not one of those novels that you just can't put down, but through most of it you do vaguely wonder what will happen and want to find out. The characters are likeable (or dislikeabke in the case of "villains") enough; the plot is amusing enough. In my opinion the best aspect of the book, what really differentiate it from most of its kind is the setting. The south of Italy during the Napolean war. True, there are no depictions of the [...]


    5. A trip to SicilyVery different Napoleonic Wars story set in Sicily and following the adventures of a very naive English Heiress and her older friend Beth who is a singer and actress. There is spying, abductions, opera, various attractive men and serious politics with the Queen of Naples who has fled to Sicily after Napoleon invaded Naples. Charlotte is 17 and although she has the makings of a strong heroine, this book is about her growing up. For Beth who has agreed to help the British governmen [...]



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