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The History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason
  

The History of a Pleasure Seeker

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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

This lusty, erotic tale of an exceedingly handsome provincial dutch lad, Piet Barol, making his way in the world is a pleasure to read. Rich period detail, beautifully observed social situations and sharp dialogue – we can only hope there is a sequel.

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The History of a Pleasure Seeker by Richard Mason

'The adventures of adolescence had taught Piet Barol that he was extremely attractive to most women and to many men. He was old enough to be pragmatic about this advantage...' It is 1907. The belle epoque is in full swing. Piet Barol has escaped the drabness of the provinces for the grandest mansion in Amsterdam. As tutor to the son of Europe's wealthiest hotelier, he learns the intimate secrets of this glittering family - and changes it forever. With nothing but his exquisite looks and wit to rely on, he is determined to make a fortune of his own. But in the heady exhilaration of this new world, amid delights and temptations he has only dreamed of, Piet discovers that some of the liaisons he has cultivated are dangerous indeed.

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'A sharply written story of love, money and erotic intrigue pulsing behind the staid canal fronts of nineteenth-century Amsterdam' Daisy Goodwin

About the Author

Richard Mason

Richard Mason was born in South Africa in 1978 to activist parents who settled in England when he was ten. Brought up and educated here, he wrote his first novel, The Drowning People, whilst a nineteen-year-old at Oxford. In the intervening years, Richard finished his degree, then set up an educational charity in memory of his sister Kay, who died as a child. Under Desmond Tutu's patronage, the Kay Mason Foundation provides scholarships to disadvantaged South African children, paying for them to attend some of the country's best schools.

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Publication date

12th April 2012

Author

Richard Mason

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www.richard-mason.org/

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Publisher

Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780753828427

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