The Toll-gate

The Toll-gate

Book - 2005
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Captain John Staple's exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet 'Crazy' Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the boisterous, adventure-loving Captain. But when he finds himself lost and benighted at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away besides an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.

Yet again Georgette Heyer shows the qualities that made her one of the most successful and best-loved romantic novelists of her age, and why her popularity endures to this day.

Publisher: London : Arrow, 2005, c1954
ISBN: 9780099476368
0099476363
Branch Call Number: HEY
Characteristics: 277 p

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chaliska
Jul 10, 2015

I loved this book because it was a combination romance/mystery. Another well written story by Georgette Heyer!

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Librarianne
Aug 14, 2010

Wonderful, as Heyer almost always is. Interestingly, The Toll Gate seems to live in a middle ground between the author's romances and her mysteries, with both themes strongly represented. If the moment when the girl is won seems more abrupt than usual, it's becaue this is not the only moment of triumph. The story is a mountain with two peaks.

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