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Sylvester: or The Wicked Uncle (original 1957; edition 2011)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0373836082, Mass Market Paperback)He was every woman's dream but hers . . .
Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, is a polished bachelor who has stringent requirements for his future wife -- she must be well-born, intelligent, elegant and attractive. And of course she must be able to present herself well in high society. But when he is encouraged to consider Phoebe Marlow as a bride, Sylvester is taken aback by the coltish woman who seems to resent him . . .
When Phoebe runs away, circumstances find the two striking up an unusual friendship. Phoebe discovers that the duke isn't the villian she first thought. And Sylvester stumbles upon something he never dared hope for . . .
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The Duke of Salford posts into Wiltshire to discover if the Hon. Phoebe Marlowe will meet his requirements for a bride. If he does not expect to meet a tongue-tied stripling wanting manners and conduct, he is intrigued when his visit causes Phoebe to flee.
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