These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I love Heyer, and this book - starring a devilish English Duke and the French ingénue Leonie - is funny, witty, and romantic. The Duke reminds me of the Scarlet Pimpernel, with the same velvet-draped steel and rakish nature disguising a heart of gold.
It all begins when the Duke of Avon buys a red-headed urchin to be his page, and soon realizes that the boy holds the key to getting revenge on an old enemy.
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