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The Marriage Recital

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The Marriage Recital

By Katharine Grant

Picador USA, Paperback, 9781250071712, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 10, 2015

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Description

"Extremely impressive . . . . A wonderful read from a born storyteller." -Chris Cleave, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Little Bee"

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.



About the Author
KATHARINE GRANT is (as K.M. Grant) a children's book author, best known in the UK for her prizewinning DeGranville Trilogy. The Marriage Recital is her debut novel for adults. She was brought up in Lancashire, England, amid the ghosts of her ancestors, one of whom was the last person in the UK to be hanged, drawn, and quartered. She lives in Scotland with her husband and three children.
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