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The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer

The Unknown Ajax (original 1959; edition 2011)

by Georgette Heyer

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Title:The Unknown Ajax
Authors:Georgette Heyer
Info:Cornerstone Digital (2011), Edition: New edition, Kindle Edition, 377 pages
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The Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer (1959)

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Hugo unexpectedly inherits the family estate. He's a large man with a dry sense of humour, who tries to sort out the rest of his family's problems. Light-hearted, set in a smugglers' era, fast-moving, and enjoyable. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Enjoyable read. Audible version. I've read it a few times over the year (in paperback) from my teens. ( )
  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
Another entertaining regency novel by Georgette Heyer. Great light reading. ( )
  cazfrancis | Mar 7, 2015 |
reread ( )
  mmyoung | Sep 6, 2014 |
The Unknown Ajax is what happens when you have a crotchety old man who disinherits his second son for marrying an inappropriate woman and then has to eat crow when that man's son ends up becoming his heir. Hugo turns out to be a far more interesting character than the family and especially its patriarch bargained for. But in the end (as is frequently the case in books like this) he may just be their salvation.

If you like historical novels dealing with class issues and/or free-trading (i.e. smuggling), you'll like this one. The romance is not the focus here, although it does exist. Recommended for Heyer fans and anyone who likes good historical fiction. ( )
  inge87 | Jul 30, 2014 |
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Silence had reigned over the dining-room since his lordship, midway through the first course, had harshly commanded his widowed daughter-in-law to spare him anymore Steward's room gossip.
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The family of the irascible Lord Darracott are unprepared for the arrival of the weaver’s brat and heir apparent to Darracott Place.

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Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver's brat and heir apparent.… (more)

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