Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 384 pages, 8.26 × 5.56 × 0.97 in
Published: August 31, 2004
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0312310447
ISBN - 13: 9780312310448
From the Publisher
Like Louisa May Alcott''s classic "Little Women," "The Marrying Game" opens on Christmas Eve, with four sisters at home worrying about money. The setting is present-day England, and the girls'' father, an eccentric aristocrat, has just died, leaving the Hasty family so impoverished that they are about to lose their splendid but crumbling house. So the two oldest sisters--Rufa, tall, elegant, and too serious for her own good; and Nancy, a gorgeous, irreverent redhead who relishes her work as a part-time barmaid in the local pub--decide that the way to redeem the family fortunes is to marry money. Surely it can''t be that hard to find two very rich men and make the men fall in love with them.
Thus begins a gloriously modern story that makes us genuinely care about the whole Hasty family. As Rufa and Nancy set out to blaze a trail through London society, they find that nothing in The Marrying Game turns out quite the way they''ve planned.
"An absolute delight!" -Susan Isaacs, author of "Almost Paradise" and "Long Time No See"
"Such wit, such charm, such intelligence and what I loved most is that although in some ways it''s a very serious book, it gave me that money-can''t-buy serene glow that everything was going to be okay. This is a gloriously buoyant, uplifting book, but so well-written, with such fully-rounded characters and underpinned with such enormous intelligence that, as a reader, I never felt I was being condescended to. It is an absolute triumph."
-Marian Keyes, bestselling author of "Watermelon,"" Last Chance Saloon," and "Angels."
"Elegant, funny and deliciously romantic."
-Katie Fforde, author of "Stately Pursuits" and "Highland Fling"