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The unknown Ajax 17 editions

Cover of: The unknown Ajax | Georgette Heyer
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Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by elderly Lord Darracott. Irascible Lord Darracott rules his barony with a firm hand. The tragic accident that kills his eldest son by drowning has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the next heir apparent--the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. He also summoneds his bickering descendants to the rundown family estate. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver's brat and heir apparent...

The new heir is Major Hugo Darracott, “that damned weaver's brat” from the Yorkshire wilderness. The family members are ordered to lick Hugo into shape for his new status. Hugo is actually very, very rich and was raised to be a credit to both sides of his family. But his sense of humor makes it impossible to resist playing the ill-bred yokel of the Darracotts' worst fears.

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by elderly Lord Darracott. Irascible Lord Darracott rules his barony with a firm hand. The tragic accident that kills his eldest son by drowning has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the next heir apparent--the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. He also summoneds his bickering descendants to the rundown family estate. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver's brat and heir apparent...

The new heir is Major Hugo Darracott, “that damned weaver's brat” from the Yorkshire wilderness. The family members are ordered to lick Hugo into shape for his new status. Hugo is actually very, very rich and was raised to be a credit to both sides of his family. But his sense of humor makes it impossible to resist playing the ill-bred yokel of the Darracotts' worst fears.

Making the best of a bad situation, Anthea Darracott was civil to her newly-met cousin Hugh--but barely. For Anthea, reduced to accepting the charity of Lord Darracott, had been ordered to marry Hugh, new heir to the Darracott fortune. Lord Darracott's plan seemed perfect--to him: Hugh, the offspring of his son and a common weaver's daughter, might bring an unsuitable wife into the family. To prevent this disaster, Hugh must marry the impoverished, 22-year-old spinster Anthea. Knowing this, the two young people detested one another on sight. The infant Cupid was shooting his arrows with an appalling lack of aim that season....

17 editions First published in 1959

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The Unknown Ajax
October 17, 2007, Thorndike Press
Hardcover in English - Lrg edition
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The unknown Ajax
2005, Harlequin
in English
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The Unknown Ajax
January 15, 2002, Amereon Ltd
Hardcover in English
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The Unknown Ajax
September 1998, Chivers Audio Books
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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The Unknown Ajax
October 1, 1992, HarperCollins Publishers (Mm)
Paperback in English
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The Unknown Ajax
April 1992, Berkley Pub Group
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The Unknown Ajax
October 1, 1992, HarperCollins Publishers (Mm)
in English
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The Unknown Ajax
1991, Mandarin
Paperback in English
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Unknown Ajax
June 1989, Ulverscroft Large Print Books
Hardcover in English - Large Prnt edition
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The unknown Ajax
1980, Ulverscroft
in English - Large print ed.
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Unknown Ajax
April 1974, Putnam Pub Group
Hardcover
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The unknown Ajax
1972, Pan Books
in English
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The unknown Ajax.
1971, Heinemann
in English
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Unknown Ajax
1968, William Heinemann
in English
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The unknown Ajax.
1960, Putnam
in English - [1st American ed.]
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The unknown Ajax
1959, Ace Pub. Corp.
in English
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The unknown Ajax.
1959, Heinemann
in English

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