The Toll Gate Author:Georgette Heyer Who's who at the Toll-Gate: — She is: Nell Stornaway, granddaughter of Sir Peter Stornaway. Affectionately known 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 with the ways of the... more » idle rich, he has diguised himself and taken on the menial job of keeper of the turnpike toll-gate.
They are: 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 villian gets his just desserts.« less