By Piers Paul Read
By significantly acclaimed writer Piers Paul learn, Alice in Exile is a gorgeous old novel that includes Alice Fry--a free-thinking and independent-minded girl in a global governed through men--and the 2 males who love her. it really is 1913 whilst Alice, the daughter of an intensive writer, meets Edward Cobb, the eligible younger son of a baronet who has lately give up the military to pursue his political goals. Edward's family members may settle for his liaison with a lady they give thought to "fast," but if he proposes, they're appalled.
When Alice's father turns into desirous about a scandal, it turns into transparent that Edward needs to make a choice from Alice and his political occupation. He breaks off the engagement, unaware that his lover is looking ahead to his baby. determined, Alice accepts the provide of a wealthy and fascinating (if just a little predatory) Baron Rettenberg, returning to Russia with him to function a governess for his teenagers, whereas Edward marries certainly, yet unhappily.
Two of the best cataclysms of the 20 th century--the Russian Revolution and global battle I--serve as backdrops to Alice's tale as she increases her younger son, yearns for Edward, and starts to fall passionately for the Baron.
Alice in Exile is Piers Paul Read's victorious go back to the fiction for which he's extensively hailed--romantic, dramatic, and wealthy with ancient aspect and engaging characters that make Alice's tale a fascinating and unforgettable read.
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