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A Civil Campaign

by Lois McMaster Bujold

Don't switch off if you usually don't read science fiction. Essentially this is a romantic comedy and, although futuristic, has the flavour of a Regency romance. One of a number of books featuring Miles Vorkosigan, it stands on its own but could draw you into reading the whole series.







Extract

'You, my dear, have a very eligible offer.'
'Offer of what?' Rosalie wasn't likely to be bringing her a new garden design contract. But surely she couldn't mean -
'Marriage, what else? And from a proper Vor gentleman, too, I'm pleased to report. So old fashioned of the man, he sent a Baba all the way from Vorbar Sultana to your Da in South Continent - it quite bowled the old man over. Your Da called Hugo to pass on the particulars. We decided that after all that baba-ing rather than do it over the comconsole someone ought to tell you the good news in person. We're all so pleased to think you might be settled soon.'







Parallels

Any Regency title by Georgette Heyer
Four Weddings and a Funeral - the film
 

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