Long Live the King

by Fay Weldon

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Long Live the King Synopsis

1902: London Society is in a frenzy of anticipation for the coronation of the new king, Edward VII. The Earl and Countess of Dilberne are caught up in the lavish preparations, yet Lady Isobel still has ample time to fret. Her sixteen-year-old niece, Adela, tragically orphaned, has run off with a troupe of fake spiritualists; her plain yet clever daughter, Rosina, is threatening to elope to Australia - of all places - and her new daughter-in-law is pregnant with a potential heir, yet still completely untrained in the particular ways of the English aristocracy. With her trademark joie de vivre, Fay Weldon once again draws her readers into the lives and loves of the aristocratic Dilberne family, as they embrace not only a new century, but a new generation - a generation with somewhat radical views...

Long Live the King Press Reviews

'Weldon at her most spellbinding.'
Spectator

'A splendidly fun romp
The Times

'Hugely enjoyable
Tatler

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ISBN: 9781781850626
Publication date: 26/09/2013
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781850626
Publication date: 26th September 2013
Author: Fay Weldon
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction,

About Fay Weldon

Fay Weldon is one of Britain's best loved and most respected authors. Novelist, playwright and screenwriter Fay Weldon was born on 22 September 1931. She was brought up in New Zealand and returned to the United Kingdom when she was ten. She read Economics and Psychology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and worked briefly for the Foreign Office in London, then as a journalist, before beginning a successful career as an advertising copywriter. She gave up her career in advertising, and began to write full-time. Her first novel, The Fat Woman's Joke, was published in 1967. Fay Weldon is a ...

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