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A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
FROM THE CREATOR OF DOWNTON ABBEY and BELGRAVIA

‘A delicious thoroughbred delight’ Stephen Fry
‘A brilliantly malicious portrait of upper-class society and all those who long to be accepted by them’ Jilly Cooper

Edith Lavery is a woman on the make.

The attractive only child of a middle-class accountant, she leaves behind her dull job in a Chelsea estate agents and manages to bag one of the most eligible bachelors of the day – Charles Broughton, heir to the Marquess of Uckfield.

But is life amongst the upper echelons of ‘good’ society all that it seems?

‘Horribly compelling’ The Times
‘Provocative, titillating and seductive’ Spectator
‘Everything you would hope for from the writer of Gosford Park Stephen Fry