Eccentric Lady Author:Jane Lovelace Lady Elizabeth Anne Haughton-Marshall, daughter of the late Earl of Farling, was more interested in managing the three prosperous Dorset farms left to her by her father, than in joining the social whirl of a London season. Horses and hens were her passion, not hunting for a husband. Unfortunately, Lady Beth's trustee and uncle, Lord Farling,... more » was as determined to see her in the capital city, as she was to be in the country. Forced to accede to his plan, Lady Beth gives her word to attend a reasonable number of social gatherings, to behave with ladylike civility, and not to avoid potential suitors. As a woman of honor, Lady Beth must keep her word, and observe her uncle's restrictions, but as a woman of spirit, she cannot simply submit. And so she decides to make herself into an "eccentric lady," by telling charming but nonsensical tales. Imagine her surprise when she discovers that her tarradiddles have made her, not an outcast, but an immensely popular young woman, with a reputation for wit...« less
This book is hilarious, about a lady who is very into chickens. But her uncle makes her go to London to find a husband, when all she wants is to get back to her farm. So she starts telling outragous story\'s about herself trying to get her uncle to send her home, but she ends up attracting a Marquis and having an adventure before everything comes out right in the end.