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Infamous – Lex Croucher

Infamous – Lex Croucher

I read Reputation and really enjoyed it, so when Miss A told me there was a new novel I was super keen to read it.

Here’s the blurb …

22-year-old aspiring writer Edith ‘Eddie’ Miller and her best friend Rose have always done everything together-climbing trees, throwing grapes at boys, sneaking bottles of wine, practicing kissing . . .

But following their debutante ball Rose is suddenly talking about marriage, and Eddie is horrified.

When Eddie meets charming, renowned poet Nash Nicholson, he invites her to his crumbling Gothic estate in the countryside. The entourage of eccentric artists indulging in pure hedonism is exactly what Eddie needs in order to forget Rose and finish her novel.

But Eddie might discover the world of famous literary icons isn’t all poems and pleasure . . .

I enjoyed this one too – it was fun, very decadent (there was a lot of drinking and some mushrooms). If you like regency romances (Heyer, Austen, Quinn, etc) then this is for you.

A review

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Reputation – Lex Croucher

Reputaton – Lex Croucher

I saw this one on Jen Campbell’s youtube channel and was keen to read it. And then I found a copy at my local Dymocks.

I would describe it as a ‘woke Jane Austen’ – it was fun

The hilarious debut novel from Lex Croucher. A classic romcom with a Regency-era twist, for fans of Mean Girls and/or Jane Austen.

Abandoned by her parents, middle-class Georgiana Ellers has moved to a new town to live with her dreary aunt and uncle. At a particularly dull party, she meets the enigmatic Frances Campbell, a wealthy member of the in-crowd who lives a life Georgiana couldn’t have imagined in her wildest dreams.

Lonely and vulnerable, Georgiana falls in with Frances and her unfathomably rich, deeply improper friends. Georgiana is introduced to a new world: drunken debauchery, mysterious young men with strangely arresting hands, and the upper echelons of Regency society.

But the price of entry to high society might just be higher than Georgiana is willing to pay …

Entertaining and witty, if you like regency romances then this one if for you.

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