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A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting

Sophie Irwin



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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
03 May 2023
Read the most captivating historical debut of the year!

‘[A] scintillating, swash-buckling debut… terrifically fun’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Sharp, modern and absolutely delicious’ TAYLOR JENKINS REID

‘Fans of Bridgerton will swoon’ NITA PROSE

Kitty Talbot needs a fortune. Love is not required…

She’s got just twelve weeks to find a rich husband and save her sisters – and she must use every ounce of cunning and ingenuity she possesses to climb London society if she is to succeed.

The only person she can’t fool is Lord Radcliffe, who sees straight through her plans, and is determined to stop her at any cost.

There is not a day to lose and no one – not even a lord – will stand in her way…

Readers LOVE A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting:

‘Like Bridgerton, but better’

‘The best book I have read in a long time’

‘Sassy, outrageous and bingeable’


‘LOVED it!’

‘Sophie Irwin is going to be an author to watch’

‘An utter delight of a book’

‘Great fun and hugely entertaining’

‘What a charming book, absolutely loved it’

‘Witty and it delivers on everything you’d hope’

‘I inhaled this book … a charming, blissful story’

Sophie Irwin's book 'A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting' was a Sunday Times bestseller w/c 09-05-2022.

Imprint:   HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9780008519568
ISBN 10:   0008519560
Pages:   384
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sophie Irwin grew up in Dorset before moving to south London. She spent several years working as an assistant editor before going freelance. Sophie has spent years immersed in studying historical fiction, from a dissertation on how Georgette Heyer helped win World War Two, to time spent in dusty stacks and old tomes losing herself in Regency London researching this book. A Lady's Guide to Fortune-Hunting is Sophie's debut novel and it has already sold in twenty territories worldwide. Twitter @SophieHIrwin

Reviews for A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting

'[A] scintillating, swash-buckling debut ... terrifically fun' Sunday Times 'What a sassy, witty, delicious tale. Kitty Talbot is a fabulous, fearless heroine' Sophie Kinsella 'A thoroughly modern heroine with wit, style and energy ... a formidable Austentacious talent' Janice Hallett 'Delicious - frothy, gossipy and glamorous' Daily Mail 'Charming, witty and infectiously exuberant' Santa Montefiore 'Divine - an utter delight' Nina Stibbe 'Will fill the Bridgerton-shaped hole in your life' Red 'Plucky, witty and bright ... Readers of Jane Austen and fans of Bridgerton will swoon' Nita Prose 'A diamond of the first water! Shades of Heyer with a dash of modern roguishness ... Full of heart and swooningly romantic' Beth Morrey 'An addictive read' Sunday Express 'Bridgerton fans will devour Sophie Irwin's delightful Regency debut' Kate Quinn 'Utterly delightful and impossible to put down' Louise O'Neill '[A] whip-smart, beautifully observed, sparkling romance' Lindsey Kelk 'Full of spirit and gumption ... enormous fun: just what we all need' AJ Pearce 'Funny, fresh and original - you'll want to put it straight on your dance card' Cesca Major 'Very clever and hugely entertaining' Sarah Hilary 'This is SO much fun. The most pleasing homage to Georgette Heyer with a thoroughly modern sensibility. Tremendous stuff' Harriet Tyce 'A huge, warm treat of a book. Refreshing, funny and sparklingly smart ... The debut of the season' Cressida McLaughlin 'A sparkling debut that reads like a turbo-charged Jane Austen' Joanna Toye 'I cheered for Kitty as she confronts polite society in her outrageous pursuit of a rich impressive debut' Mary Balogh 'Move over, Mr Darcy! Readers of Jane Austen will adore this hilarious, sparkling debut! Utterly irresistible' Eloisa James

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