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1817. As a young woman, clever, self-reliant Lydia Templeton scandalised society by rejecting Lewis Durrant, the county's most eligible batchelor.Ten years later, Lydia has no regrets and, having concluded that matters of the heart need no longer trouble her, she is quite happy to remain unwed. But others still seek Lydia's advice on their love lives.
©2007 Jude Morgan;
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By Meg on 01-02-11

Lovely

I confess, it took me several months to get past the first two chapters of 'An Accomplished Woman', which is odd as I usually devour audiobooks narrated by Phyllida Nash (who is always excellent). After a 4 month hiatus, I began listening to it again after christmas and after that i simply couldn't stop listening!

It is a little slow to start off, but after awhile I found the main character, Lydia Templeton, to be utterly engaging, hilariously witty and very, very likeable. I haven't loved a Regency heroine this much since I first picked up 'Pride and Prejudice' 12 years ago. The few character plot twists presented in the second half of the audiobook were unexpected but left me with such a lovely feeling of satifaction that when the last word had been spoken I had to listen to the entire book all over again!

If you're a fan of Austen, Elizabeth Aston or Georgette Heyer - or indeed, of Phyllida Nash - you should absolutely spend a credit on this audiobook. I'm now looking to buy a printed copy of it!!

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By connie on 03-31-11

for fans of Heyer and Austen-homages

(And you know who you are, even if you don't admit it publicly.)

This is one of the wittiest and well-written cures for the information overloaded brain produced since Heyer.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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By Marie-Clare on 04-24-11

An Accomplished Woman

I loved this audiobook, perfect narration in my opinion and I found it a lovely, gentle story, the closest I've found to Georgette Heyer in more modern writing - really enjoyed this.

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By Heather on 04-14-11

One for Jane Austen fans.


I enjoyed this book. It?s a little stodgy in places but overall an entertaining listen. Lots of nods in J.A.?s direction and occasionally laugh out loud funny; although the humour is very sly. The reader is excellent. You can?t really go wrong.

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By Anna on 03-12-16

Not Jane Austen!

It was quite enjoyable - but the comparisons to Jane Austen are a bit of a stretch! I found it predictable and bit long-winded but it passed the time.

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