Author: Katharine Grant

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The Marriage Recital

The Marriage Recital
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  • Number: 9781250071712
  • Release: 2015-11-10
  • Author: Katharine Grant
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Historical Fiction
  • Publisher: Picador Hardbacks
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The setting: London, 1794.

The problem: Four nouveau riche fathers with five marriageable daughters.

The plan: Give the young women piano lessons. Present them at a concert performance for young Englishmen with titles but no fortunes. Marry off the daughters-very well, indeed.

The complications: The lascivious (and French) piano teacher; the piano maker's jealous (and musically gifted) daughter; marriageable daughters with mating plans of their own.

While it might be a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a title and no money must be in want of a fortune, what does a sexually awakened young woman want? In her wickedly alluring romp through late-Georgian London, Italian piano-making, and tightly fitted polonaise gowns, Katharine Grant has written a startling and provocative debut.