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Author LinkWeldon, Fay.
Title LinkHabits of the house / Fay Weldon.
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Imprint New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2013.
Description 314 p. ;  25 cm.
Type of Material Monograph
Summary "As the Season of 1899 comes to an end, the world is poised on the brink of profound, irrevocable change. The Earl of Dilberne is facing serious financial concerns. The ripple effects spread to everyone in the household: Lord Robert, who has gambled unwisely on the stock market and seeks a place in the Cabinet; his unmarried children, Arthur, who keeps a courtesan, and Rosina, who keeps a parrot in her bedroom; Lord Robert’s wife Isobel, who orders the affairs of the household in Belgrave Square; and Grace, the lady’s maid who orders the life of her mistress. Lord Robert can see no financial relief to an already mortgaged estate, and, though the Season is over, his thoughts turn to securing a suitable wife (and dowry) for his son. The arrival on the London scene of Minnie, a beautiful Chicago heiress with a reputation to mend, seems the answer to all their prayers."--Provided by publisher.
Subject LinkUpper class -- England -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
LinkHousehold employees -- England -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
LinkEngland -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
LinkHistorical fiction.

System Number 000662152
ISBN Link9781250026620 (hbk.)
Link1250026628 (hbk.)
Link9781250026637 (ebk.)
Link1250026636 (ebk.)

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