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									The Daring Duchess
Author: Paula Marshall

Sir Neville Fortescue MP comes from a long line of rakes and hell-raisers--and he's determined to live a
decent life. He certainly doesn't associate with women like the notoriously unconventional Diana,
Duchess of Medbourne.But when Neville and Diana are forced together to help a servant girl, they plunge
into a shady world of brothels, plots and murder. Neville realizes that he has underestimated the beautiful
young widow--and his own love of danger and adventure. Could staid Sir Neville be a fit match for the
Daring Duchess?
Author Bio
Paula Marshall
Paula was born in Leicester and grew up in Nottingham. Her father, a mathematician who was gassed in
the First World War and never really recovered his health, introduced her to a great many things. He
taught her chess, cards, and painting, and had her reading Dickens and Thackeray by the age of 10.Her
great loves at school were history, English, and art; she found it difficult to decide whether she wanted to
become the world’s greatest novelist or the world’s greatest painter!After finishing school, she was
employed as a research librarian, and studied for her library examinations after work. She spent many
happy days among old works and papers, and remembers with affection working with the Byron collection
at Newstead Abbey. This reading stood her in good stead when she began writing Regency romances —
she had actually handled Byron’s letters and possessions.While working in the reference library, Paula
met her future husband. He was also a librarian, and he returned to complete his fellowship after he was
demobilized from the RAF. They were studying the same texts and decided to work together. The result
was that he got his fellowship — while she got him!Paula began a secondary career writing and lecturing
on local history. Amongst other things, she lectured on Robin Hood and wrote a paper wherein she
identified the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham.Paula has three children, and when the third started school,
she returned to work, beginning a new career as a part-time lecturer in English and general studies. After
four years of teaching, it became necessary for her to gain a degree, and Paula did just that. She enrolled
in the open university and spent the next four years earning a first class honors BA in history.On
retirement Paula took up painting again and even managed to sell a portrait of the popular soccer player
Stuart Pearce, to Nottingham Forest Football Club. While on holiday in Arizona, Paula was finally urged
to write the book she had been threatening to

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