The Unknown Ajax

The Unknown Ajax

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"Wonderful entertainment from first page to last."--Chicago Sunday Tribune

A past dispute ...
When the irascible Lord Darracott's eldest son dies unexpectedly, the noble family must accept their estranged Yorkshire cousin as heir apparent. They are convinced he will prove to be a sadly vulgar person, but nothing could have prepared the beleaguered family for the arrival of Major Hugo Darracott ...

A present deception...
His clever and beautiful cousin Anthea is sure there's more to the gentle giant than Hugo's innocent blue eyes and broad Yorkshire brogue would lead one to believe. But even she doesn't guess what he's capable of, until a family crisis arises and only Hugo can preserve the family's honor, leading everybody on a merry chase in the process ...

What Readers Say:

"What Heyer does best: comedy, engaging characters, and excellent writing."

"A very enjoyable romp with a positively masterly denouement."

"Georgette Heyer reaches the pinnacle of her skill with this book."

"Among the best of Heyer's Regency novels ? very, very funny."

"The pitch-perfect comedy, as the Ajax takes the reins of the family, is fantastic."

Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781402238826
Branch Call Number: FIC Heyer
Characteristics: 373 pages ; 21 cm

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Logovore
Jan 20, 2018

I enjoy the characters and the plot, but I could do without the dialect and affected slang.

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ReadRobin28
May 19, 2015

Very fun read.

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macrw3
Mar 15, 2015

This is one of the best and funniest of Georgette Heyer's novels. The hero is so loveable and a complete surprise. All the characters, even the supporting ones, create a perfect blend. The battle between the valets is priceless. I've read this book over and over and enjoy it every time.

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bvvtrip
Sep 23, 2011

Georgette Heyer practically invented the Georgian period historical romance. Her characters are always archly charming - the heroines independent, the heroes masterful - and the Unknown Ajax (while not her best) is certainly quite amusing. Featuring a man who cannot resist a prank, a suspicious inspector, and a ton of family drama.

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