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You could win a copy of 'Mary and the Duke' by Boston author Daisy Chapman

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There’s been a real trend since Bridgerton crossed our screens of readers longing to escape into that time of gowns and dukes, of chaperones and the time a kiss on the hand was scandalous.

Boston author Daisy Chapman’s ‘Mary and the Duke’ gives this and more. And we have five copies to give away in a competition.

It’s the height of the regency period, and the season is in full swing.Miss Mary Barker is one of two daughters in a fine family of seven that remains unmarried.

Mary and the Duke (53322867)
Mary and the Duke (53322867)

Mrs Barker expects both to marry by the end of the season, but Mary has other ideas. She would much rather remain independent like a man and has no need of a husband.

Captain Dylan Cravendish, handsome and charming, hears his uncle’s final wishes in Bristol: for him to become Duke Cravendish of Cattleton.

When Duke Cravendish quite literally falls over Miss Mary Barker when attending his first ball in Cattleton, she’s the only one not bowled over by his charms and wastes no time on telling the Duke her opinion of him.

But as the two continue to cross paths, can Mary find a way to see past the pirate to the man underneath? Or will she allow his past to ruin their possible future?

Daisy says: “I’ve always had a love for the written word, writing and reading, especially romance. I was struggling to get into any of the books that I had and I thought I’ll have a go at writing my own novel. I hope other fellow romance readers enjoy the world I have created!”

Daisy Chapman grew up in a village in Lincolnshire and has always had a love for writing and reading romance novels. When not writing, Daisy works in the hospitality industry. Mary and Duke is her debut novel.

To enter the competition, answer the following question: Who is the author of Mary and the Duke?

Email your answer to jeremy.ransome@iliffepublishing.co.uk, marking it ‘Mary and the Duke competition’. Include your name, address, and a telephone number.

Entries must be with us by 5pm on Friday, December 10.

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