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Witty, elegant, stylish and the best comedies of manners since Jane Austen.

'Mad Nicholas' to his friends, 'Scourge of Spain' to the enemy, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has never been known to resist a challenge. When a captured galleon yields the lovely Doña Dominica de Rada y Sylva, he vows to return her and her father to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner said than done, so he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas which have made him Drake's equal and a favourite of the queen. He will take Dominica as his bride even if he must enter the lion's den....

©1929 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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One of the few novels not set in regency times, and with some over archane language. However a fun hero and cracking story finely performed by the narrator.

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Not my favourite Heyer

Beauvallet is just too perfect, too merry and positively teflon coated. I can evisage Errol Flynn playing him in a very dated fifties movie.

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