The Toll-Gate

The Toll-Gate

Gossip, scandal and an unforgettable Regency historical romance


If you love Bridgerton, you'll love Georgette Heyer!

'The greatest writer who ever lived' Antonia Fraser
'Beautifully crafted' Philippa Gregory
'Incisively witty, quietly subversive' Joanne Harris

Captain John Staple's exploits against Napoleon's armies in the Spanish Peninsula have earned him the nickname 'Crazy Jack' amongst his comrades in the Dragoon Guards.

But once the Battle of Waterloo brings the Napoleonic Wars to a decisive end, the adventure-loving Captain finds life in peacetime intolerably dull.

When he finds himself lost in the Pennines, he takes refuge at an unmanned toll-house.

It's there that he encounters a lady of extraordinary qualities - and suddenly, his soldiering days pale in comparison to a new adventure in which he must rescue a woman and investigate a scandalous murder . . .

'If you haven't read Georgette Heyer yet what a treat you have in store' HARRIET EVANS
'Elegant, witty and rapturously romantic' KATIE FFORDE
'Utterly delightful' GUARDIAN
'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA
'Georgette Heyer's Regency romances brim with elegance, wit and historical accuracy, and this is one of her finest and most entertaining ... Escapism of the highest order' DAILY MAIL
'If you haven't read Georgette Heyer yet, what a treat you have in store!' HARRIET EVANS
'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Readers love The Toll-Gate . . .

***** 'Heyer's writing is fantastic - I must read more.'
***** 'Umpteenth re-read. I love this book.'
***** 'I've read this at least twice before ... and I'm still wonderfully regaled.'
***** 'Most highly recommended.'
***** 'The whole read is very entertaining.'

About the author

Georgette Heyer

Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.
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