The Reluctant Widow
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Published: 1946


Stepping into the wrong carriage at a Sussex village, Elinor Rochdale is swept up in a thrilling and dangerous adventure. Overnight the would-be governess becomes mistress of a ruined estate and partner in a secret conspiracy to save a family's name. By midnight she is a bride, by dawn a widow.

The Reluctant Widow

The Reluctant Widow is a 1946 Regency romance by Georgette Heyer, published by Heinemann in the UK, and by Putnam the following year in the US. A humorous parody of a Gothic Novel, it is set in early 1813. It was published with the description "By midnight she is a bride, by dawn a widow", and with gouache artwork by Philip Gough.

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Films of The Reluctant Widow

1950The Inheritance 5.6

An English governess marries a complete stranger while he is on his deathbed. When he dies, she inherits his estate but is soon involved with some French spies working for Napoleon. Where should her loyalties lie?

86mDirector: Bernard KnowlesWriter: Basil Boothroyd, Georgette Heyer (novel), Gordon WellesleyActors: Jean Kent, Guy Rolfe, Paul Dupuis, Lana MorrisLanguage: EnglishGenre: DramaFormat: movieUK

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