Daring and Decorum: A Highwayman Novel by Lawrence Hogue

By Lawrence Hogue

Elizabeth Collington, the twenty-year-old daughter of a rustic vicar, longs for greater than the circumscribed lifetime of her 18th-century Devonshire village. whilst a highwayman steals a kiss with her mother's necklace – scary emotions of which her father may by no means approve – she without notice has a mystery nobody needs to be aware of. however the highwayman additionally has a mystery: "he" is really a woman.

Will the tale of the highwayman's previous – entire with a tyrannical husband, a dismal fortress, and a bold get away into London's underworld – convince Elizabeth to desert propriety in desire of ardour? finally, can the fans make an self reliant lifestyles in a global the place girls are little greater than estate, evading either the redcoats and the jealous younger lord who could tear them apart?

Daring and Decorum is comedy of manners wrapped round a gothic story; a mashup of Jane Austen, Alfred Noyes' poem The Highwayman, Robin Hood, and Moll Cutpurse; and a passionate case for the liberty to like whom one chooses, bold and Decorum: A Highwayman Novel may still entice enthusiasts of Ellen Kushner's Riverside sequence, Emma Donoghue's existence masks, and Michelle Martin's Pembroke Park (billed because the first lesbian Regency).

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