The Toll-Gate Author:Georgette Heyer Who's Who at the Tollgate: — 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... more » 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