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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780755348114

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 28th August 2014

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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From the script writer of the epic TV drama, VICTORIA comes Daisy Goodwin’s THE FORTUNE HUNTER for readers of MY LAST DUCHESS (THE AMERICAN HEIRESS) and any novel by Georgette Heyer

*A Richard and Judy Book Club title*

‘Pure, light-hearted, unpretentious entertainment’ Sunday Express

In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies.

Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything – except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She also comes looking for excitement and finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.


'A turbocharged drama packed with passion, politics and plenty of horsepower'
'A hugely enjoyable historical romp and a major new talent'
Sunday Express
'A rollicking good read...maintains a thrilling pace'
Mail on Sunday
'Finery, flattery, flirting and the erotic charge of the hunt'
Sunday Times
'Wonderful characters, completely assured writing and feel for the hunting milieu and above all such fun. It's going to be a giant hit'
Amanda Craig
'Delicious and clever and addictive'
Elizabeth Buchan
'Daisy Goodwin has triumphed again. In THE FORTUNE HUNTER she weaves a rich and textured tale of desire and ambition. Sizzling with energy and passion on every page, Goodwin's characters compel the reader to fall in love with them'
Amanda Foreman
'A sumptuous, scrumptious confection, with country houses, Austrian Empresses and Victorian glamour galore'
Lucy Worsley
'An intelligent and entertaining romp through the ballrooms and boudoirs of late 19th century society'
Good Housekeeping
Expertly drawn characters, exquisite period detail...a sparkling read
The Lady Magazine
'Timeless, tantalising and ultimately, hugely satisfying. A terrific novel'
Richard and Judy, Richard and Judy Book Club
Sparkling and thoroughly engaging...highly enjoyable
The Times