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An Affair of Interest
An Affair of Interest
Author: Barbara Metzger
A half-pay pension away from poverty, Sydney and Winifred Lattimore must find wealthy husbands. Well, at least one. Since no sensible man would want a managing female like Sydney, Winnie has to earn a proposal. Of course, such a great plan requires money. But why did no one warn Sydney that London moneylenders could be such handsome rakes?...
ISBN-13: 9780449218747
ISBN-10: 0449218740
Publication Date: 11/24/1991
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Publisher: Fawcett
Book Type: Paperback
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There are only a few Barbara Metzger's remaining on my "to read" list but this one is about the funniest so far. I loved it; the author carried the humor throughout the story, one madcap event after another.

Sydney Lattimore is a managing female; she has plotted and planned how to get the three of them (Sydney, her sister Winnie, and the "General," a war veteran) to London for a Season. Sydney is convinced that she can show off her beautiful sister and find her a wealthy husband, who will take care of the three of them. Syd has enough money to land the three in London, but not enough to keep them there.

The next time we see Syd, she has arrived at a London loanshark's office, hoping for a loan. Viscount Mainwaring is shocked by her outrageous plots and plans. He decides to give her the 1000 pounds she needs; Syd insists it is a loan. The viscount doesn't expect to see the little lady again. Hah. Before long, the viscount knows Sydney needs a keeper.

Metzger has outdone herself in describing Pekingese dogs as 'little rodents in fur coats.' I fell out of my chair laughing; I wasn't expecting such a wild description of such a sweet, tame breed of dog. There are chuckles on virtually every page; enjoy.


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