When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets
Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid.
She finds him insufferably arrogant. But when a
series of unforeseen events leads them to be
stranded together in a lonely country inn, they
are both forced to reassess their hastily formed
opinions, and begin a new-found liking and
respect for each other.
Sylvester calls to mind the satirical genius of a
Jane Austen novel and is adored for its wit and
a fast-paced plot that ranges across a myriad of