Banquet of lies: a novel
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Frightened for her life after her father, a British spy, is murdered, Giselle Barrington flees with the secret document her father gave her for safekeeping. Needing to hide from those now chasing her, and knowing that no one would look for a wealthy young society lady in a kitchen, she takes a job as a cook for a nobleman, determined to use her anonymity to uncover the murderer. Life below stairs gives her a new perspective on the hard realities of servants' lives, even though she's a highly paid one. And when her employer is drawn not only into her investigations, but also to her, they find themselves faced with the power imbalance between servant and master.
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|Full title||banquet of lies|
|Last Update||2018-05-25 23:21:42PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-05-25 23:59:23PM|
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A young noblewoman flees to London and poses as a servant to evade a murderer in this richly detailed and "compelling" (Publishers Weekly) historical novel.
A SECRET TREATY AND A SECRET LIFE
LONDON, 1812: Giselle Barrington is living a double life, juggling the duties of chef with those of spy catcher. She must identify her father's savage killer before the shadowy man finds her and uncovers the explosive political document her father entrusted to her safekeeping.
Posing as a French cook in the home of Lord Aldridge, Giselle is surrounded by unlikely allies and vicious enemies. In the streets where she once walked freely among polite society, she now hides in plain sight, learning the hard lessons of class distinction and negotiating the delicate balance between servant and master.
Lord Aldridge's insatiable curiosity about his mysterious new chef blurs the line between civic duty and outright desire. Carefully watching Giselle's every move, he undertakes a mission to figure out who she really is—and, in the process, plunges her straight into the heart of danger when her only hope for survival is to remain invisible.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000421455|Book|Books|First Gallery Books trade paperback edition.|English|Gallery Books,|2013.|338 pages ; 21 cm., overdrive:01bc7f55-1192-41ee-8e63-0a31d66ddcf8|eBook|eBook||English|Gallery Books|2013||
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|subject_facet||Courts and courtiers -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Fiction, Historical fiction, English|
|title_display||Banquet of lies : a novel|
|title_full||Banquet of Lies, Banquet of lies : a novel / Michelle Diener|
|title_short||Banquet of lies :|
|topic_facet||Courts and courtiers, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical fiction, English, History|