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Short Synopsis
The bestselling author of The Bolter returns with a delicious novel about two determined women whose lives collide in the halls of a pedigreed London town home.

Full Synopsis
When eighteen-year-old Grace Campbell arrives in London in 1914, she's unable to fulfill her family's ambitions and find a position as an office secretary. Lying to her parents and her brother, Michael, she takes a job as a housemaid at Number 35, Park Lane, where she is quickly caught up in lives of its inhabitants—in particular, those of its privileged son, Edward, and daughter, Beatrice, who is recovering from a failed relationship that would have taken her away from an increasingly stifling life. Desperate to find a new purpose, Bea joins a group of radical suffragettes and strikes up an intriguing romance with an impassioned young lawyer. Unbeknownst to each of the young women, the choices they make amid the rapidly changing world of World War I will connect their chances at future happiness in dramatic and inevitable ways.

"Reading in a British accent that reflects class distinctions between characters, Duerden's pace moves the plot forward. An appealing choice for historical-fiction and romance fans and those familiar with Osborne's The Bolter." ---Booklist Audio Review

"Susan Duerden gives a perfect performance. . . . [She]narrates the present-tense writing with an enticing sense of urgency, sweeping the listener into the immediacy of the story." ---AudioFile

"Set in the same time period as the popular Downton Abbey television series, this title will appeal to fans of its era." ---Booklist

"[Osborne] masterfully intertwines the lives of her heroines with historical events and figures, which lends credibility to the plot and the characters she has created. Osborne's efforts are solid, and her book will appeal to both historical fiction buffs and romance enthusiasts alike." ---Kirkus

Park Lane

Author Frances Osborne

Narrated by Susan Duerden

Publication date Oct 15, 2012

Running time 11 hrs

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