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Fay Weldon - Long Live the King

Long Live The King

The year is 1901 and London Society is in a frenzy of anticipation for the coronation of Edward VII. Lord and Lady Dilberne, their fortune restored by their son’s recent marriage to a Chicago heiress, are caught up in the lavish preparations from their home in Belgrave Square.

But while they fuss over diamonds and ball-gowns, their sixteen-year-old niece, Adela, has joined a troupe of spiritualists. As the Dilbernes seek to avoid scandal, it falls to Viscount Arthur and his new wife to bring her back to the fold.

Fay Weldon’s wit, wisdom and warmth brings this collision of Edwardian worlds to fabulous, exuberant life.

LONG LIVE THE KING, the second book in Fay’s Love & Inheritance trilogy, will be published by Head of Zeus on 1st April 2013.