Bargain Alert! Death of a Unicorn by Peter Dickinson for $2.99! @smallbeerpress (#Kindle #Nook)
‘Death of a Unicorn by Peter Dickinson (Small Beer Press) is available today at the specially discounted price of $1.99 for US Kindle, and at CDN$ 2.05 on Amazon CA. *Price match to the Nook Daily Find today.
*Note that price may revert back to full price at any time
A classic that will certainly enthrall followers of the happenings at Downton Abbey, from master of mystery Peter Dickinson (The Poison Oracle).
Mabs Millett is the reluctant heiress to Cheadle Abbey, one of Vanbrugh’s monstrous piles. At a deb dance in the early fifties, she meets a financier who offers her a job as an assistant to the editor of the social diary on a magazine he has just bought, a cross between Punch and The Tatler.
She writes an account of a deb dance from the viewpoint of a feather-headed deb, which becomes a weekly feature in the magazine, and eventually a best-selling book, anticipating the U and non-U furor of a few years later.
Meanwhile she has become the financier’s mistress, deeply in love with him and with her work. After ten months of happiness her world falls apart with his gunning down in a street in Buenos Aires. Thirty years later she is a hugely successful romantic novelist, exploiting her fan-base to attract tourists to Cheadle. An old colleague from the magazine asks to see her. Details emerge that cast fresh light on her lover’s mysterious death, and eventually reshape her world.
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