Aunt Dimity and the Duke

Aunt Dimity and the Duke

Book - 1994
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The beloved Aunt Dimity returns in this delightful follow-up to the book that launched the Aunt Dimity series. Watch out for Nancy Atherton's latest, Aunt Dimity and the King's Ransom , coming in July 2018 from Viking!

Emma Porter is forty, fat, frumpy, and a passionate amateur gardener. When her longtime lover dumps her for a younger woman, Emma escapes the cloying sympathy of family and friends by setting out on a summer-long driving tour of England's glorious gardens. A Dimity-contrived coincidence brings her to Penford Hall, a sprawling Gothic mansion in Cornwall, where she finds a duke in search of a missing lantern with extraordinary powers. Suspecting there's more than one mystery to be solved at Penford Hall, Emma accepts the duke's invitation to stay on and restore the once glorious chapel garden to its former beauty. The dark rumors surrounding a rock star and the near-death of the duke's beautiful cousin confirm Emma's suspicions, and set her--with Aunt Dimity's ghostly guidance--on the path to Penford Hall's secrets and the pleasure of unexpected love.
Publisher: New York : Penquin/Viking, 1994.
ISBN: 9780140178418
Branch Call Number: Ath
Characteristics: 290 p.


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Aug 10, 2018

A cute book that has a fun mystery but isn't over-complicated. I enjoyed it! It's kind of quaint and written in a time when modern technology was just basically beginning to emerge, so I found it charming how big a deal they made out of the idea of the internet and cellphones, for instance!

May 04, 2017

My favorite of all the ones I have read of this series. Light reading and very descriptive. Puts you more into the story

Nov 15, 2014

The quirky English! Love the series and all the madcap adventures.

Mar 31, 2014

Excellent! I love this series so much that I've purchased most of the books for my own collection.

Jun 09, 2008

this is my favorite in the series. great characters and setting.


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