The Toll-Gate Author:Georgette Heyer THE TOLL-GATE — Who's Who at the Toll Gate: — SHE IS: — Nell Stornaway, granddaughter of Sir Peter Stornaway. Affectionately know as "the Squire" because of her self-sufficiency and competence, she is far, far more feminine than the appellation suggests. — HE IS: — Capt. John Staple, as much a confirmed bachelor as a confirmed adventurer. Bored wit... more »h the ways of the idle rich, he has disguised himself and taken on the menial job of keeper of the turnpike toll-gate.
destined to meet one another, to cross paths, swords and wits. Before John's true identity is discovered, Cupid finds the going as hilly and rough as the rural English countryside; a lover's patience is taxed to the breaking point; and a villain gets his just deserts.« less