THE FORTUNE HUNTER is the true story of a nineteenth century Queen of Hearts and a cavalry captain, told by the author of the bestselling, MY LAST DUCHESS.
From the script writer of the epic TV drama, VICTORIA comes Daisy Goodwin's THE FORTUNE HUNTER for readers of MY LAST DUCHESS (THE AMERICAN HEIRESS) and any novel by Georgette Heyer
*A Richard and Judy Book Club title*
'Pure, light-hearted, unpretentious entertainment' Sunday Express
In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies.
Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything - except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She also comes looking for excitement and finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.
Delicious and clever and addictive - Elizabeth Buchan
Daisy Goodwin has triumphed again. In The Fortune Hunter she weaves a rich and textured tale of desire and ambition - Amanda Foreman
A sumptuous, scrumptious confection, with country houses, Austrian Empresses and Victorian glamour galore - Lucy Worsley
'Sparkling and thoroughly engaging...highly enjoyable' - The Times
'Pure, light-hearted, unpretentious entertainment' - Sunday Express
'A wonderful guilty pleasure... the relief of reading a novel that puts enjoyment first' - Amanda Foreman, Sunday Telegraph
Daisy Goodwin's work as a TV producer and presenter includes Reader I Married Him, Bookworm and The Nation's Favourite Poems; she is also the creator of Grand Designs. She has edited numerous poetry anthologies, including the bestselling 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, and is the author of Silver River, a memoir. She is Chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. My Last Duchess is her first novel.