My Last Duchess
Cora Cash has grown up in a world in which money unlocks every door. Her coming-out ball promises to be the most opulent of the gilded 1890s, a fitting debut for New York's 'princess'. Yet her fortune cannot buy her the one thing she craves -- the freedom to choose her own destiny. For Cora's mother has her heart on a title for her daughter, and in England -- where they are bound, to find Cora a husband -- impoverished blue bloods are queuing up for introductions to American heiresses. But the aristocracy is a treacherous realm. When Cora loses her heart to a man she barely knows, she soon realises that she is playing a game she does not fully understand -- and that her future happiness is the prize. Daisy Goodwin's sparking debut brings the fin de siecle romance between England and America to exuberant life.
Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2011.
After starting her career as an arts producer for the BBC, Daisy Goodwin went on to become a successful journalist and broadcaster who recently formed her own production company, Silver River Productions. She is the author of Silver River, a memoir, and editor of numerous poetry anthologies, including the bestselling 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life. She lives in London with her family.