The Making of a Marchioness by Frances Hodgson-Burnett
First published in 1901 by the beloved author of such classics as The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Little Princess. The Making of a Marchioness follows thirty-something Emily who lives alone, humbly and happily, in a tiny apartment and on a meager income. She is the one that everyone counts on but no one goes out of their way to accommodate. This Cinderella-like story remains a much-loved favorite among many.
"Delightful... A sparky sense of humour combined with lively social commentary make this a joy to read." - the Bookseller.
Kate Saunders told Open Book listeners that she was up until two in the morning finishing this "wildly romantic tale whose hero and heroine are totally unromantic."
Publisher: Persephone Books