A renowned gamester, and the first to own that he is untroubled by a romantic disposition, Max Ravenscar regards all eligible females with indifference. But when he learns that his young cousin Adrian is bent on marrying Deborah Grantham, beautiful mistress of her aunt's gaming house, he meets an opponent in whom all his experience of risk and gambles finds him unprepared. Full of typically rogueish heroes and beautiful heroines, Faro's Daughter shows all the qualities that made the greatest romantic novelist of her age, and won her a huge audience that continues to this day.
"My favourite historical novelist - stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours" Margaret Drabble
Georgette Heyer, geboren am 16. August 1902, schrieb mit siebzehn Jahren ihren ersten Roman, der zwei Jahre später veröffentlicht wurde. Seit dieser Zeit hat sie eine lange Reihe charmant unterhaltender Bücher verfasst, die weit über die Grenzen Englands hinaus Widerhall fanden. Sie starb am 5. Juli 1974 in London.
"My favourite historical novelist - stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours" -- Margaret Drabble "Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to" -- Katie Fforde "Georgette Heyer is unbeatable." -- India Knight