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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.'
Old fashioned but a great read.
One of Georgette Heyer's sexiest heroes in this; John Staple is a man to put a smile in your face and a gulp in your throat. Fun cast of lesser characters and a strong mystery plot holding the romance together. A real favourite, this one - right up there with these old shades and Frederica.