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|| Frederica is one of readers' favorite Heyers, with a young woman burdened with the responsibilities of being the head of her family, and a hero whose jaded boredom is transformed by an accident with a hot air balloon...In Frederica, Georgette Heyer explores the difficulties of a woman of the Regency era operating without the patronage and protection of a man.A country beauty and a very capable young woman, Frederica is burdened with the responsibilities of being head of her family, leaving her little time to think of herself and her own future. When she brings her brood to London to find a husband for her stunningly beautiful younger sister, she naturally expects the patronage of their guardian, the Marquis of Alverstoke, who is, however, too bored and cynical to be bothered. But when Frederica's younger brother's obsession with such scientific innovations as ironworks and balloon flight leads to a devastating accident, the Marquis can no longer ignore his charges...
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