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The duchess

By: Steel, Danielle.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Edition: First edition.Description: 336 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780345531087; 0345531086.Subject(s): 1800-1899 | Inheritance and succession -- Fiction | Nobility -- England -- Fiction | Brothels -- Fiction | Procuresses -- Fiction | Prostitution -- Fiction | Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction | Aristocracy (Social class) | Brothels | Inheritance and succession | Manners and customs | Nobility | Procuresses | Prostitution | Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction | Paris (France) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | England | France -- ParisGenre/Form: Fiction. | Historical fiction. | Romance fiction. | Historical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Romance fiction. | Historical fiction. | Fiction.Summary: Angélique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. At eighteen she is her father's closest, most trusted child, schooled in managing their grand estate. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. Angélique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. To survive, she will need all her resources -- and one bold stroke of fortune. Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam -- and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father's bequest, Angélique creates Le Boudoir, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own -- or regain her rightful place in the world?
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Angélique Latham has grown up at magnificent Belgrave Castle under the loving tutelage of her father, the Duke of Westerfield, after the death of her aristocratic French mother. At eighteen she is her father's closest, most trusted child, schooled in managing their grand estate. But when he dies, her half-brothers brutally turn her out, denying her very existence. Angélique has a keen mind, remarkable beauty, and an envelope of money her father pressed upon her. To survive, she will need all her resources -- and one bold stroke of fortune. Unable to secure employment without references or connections, Angélique desperately makes her way to Paris, where she rescues a young woman fleeing an abusive madam -- and suddenly sees a possibility: Open an elegant house of pleasure that will protect its women and serve only the best clients. With her upper-class breeding, her impeccable style, and her father's bequest, Angélique creates Le Boudoir, soon a sensational establishment where powerful men, secret desires, and beautiful, sophisticated women come together. But living on the edge of scandal, can she ever make a life of her own -- or regain her rightful place in the world?

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