A newly rich young middle-class Scotswoman pays a friend’s aristocratic cousin to introduce her into society
Sarah MacNaughtan (1864-1916) wrote about a dozen novels, beginning in 1898, mostly clever social comedies like this one.
“This is a quite admirable story”; the author “relieves his [sic] fun with a delicate touch of pathos.” Spectator, November 16, 1901.
“The story has both shrewdness and humour”; it is based on “direct observation. . . .. Some of the character sketches . . . are excellent.” Academy, November 23, 1901
“A really readable and lively story.” Detroit Free Press, November 30, 1901
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