The Skull and the NightingaleBook - 2013
A chilling and deliciously dark and literary debut novel of manipulation, sex, and seduction, set in eighteenth-century England. When Richard Renwick, a young man without family or means, returns to London from the Grand Tour, his wealthy godfather, James Gilbert, has an unexpected proposition. He asks Richard to serve as his proxy and his ward. Desiring the life of a leisurely gentleman, Richard believes he has no option but to accept. It soon becomes apparent that Gilbert desires correspondence of a more titillating nature - news filled with tales of carousing , flirtation, and excess - and so Richard begins to write of London's more salacious side.
Publisher: New York :, Willam Morrow,, .
Copyright Date: ©2013
Characteristics: 404 pages :,map ;,24 cm.