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Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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Lyme Regis,1806 Laura Morrison, aged 30, meets Mr Templeton, with whom she has an instant rapport. After three chance meetings, he disappears and no one will confirm ever seeing him. Laura risks danger and disgrace to discover the truth. Information comes to light convincing her family she is deluded - the gentleman is imaginary. They conspire to force her to marry her cousin, Sir Richard Morrison, in the belief that marriage will cure her ills. Laura begins to doubt her own sanity, and agrees. The conspiracy begins to unravel...(Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph: There is no passion with which people are so ready to tamper as love, although none is more dangerous - Dr. William Buchan, 1785, Domestic Medicine: or The Family Physician
  • Dedication: For my father.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2006 .
      Extent: 349p.
      Description: illus., port.
      ISBN: 1741660645, 9781741660647

Works about this Work

In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 September 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of The Imaginary Gentleman : A Regency Intrigue Helen Halstead 2006 single work novel
Putting Pride Aside Tania Bawden , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 September 2006; (p. 11)
Untitled Laura Carroll , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 286 2006; (p. 62)

— Review of The Imaginary Gentleman : A Regency Intrigue Helen Halstead 2006 single work novel
Off the Shelf Dianne Dempsey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 November 2006; (p. 28)

— Review of The Imaginary Gentleman : A Regency Intrigue Helen Halstead 2006 single work novel
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 3 December 2006; (p. 14)

— Review of Dovetail Road Graham Kershaw 2006 single work novel ; The Imaginary Gentleman : A Regency Intrigue Helen Halstead 2006 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 September 2006; (p. 34)

— Review of The Imaginary Gentleman : A Regency Intrigue Helen Halstead 2006 single work novel
Untitled Laura Carroll , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 286 2006; (p. 62)

— Review of The Imaginary Gentleman : A Regency Intrigue Helen Halstead 2006 single work novel
Off the Shelf Dianne Dempsey , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 November 2006; (p. 28)

— Review of The Imaginary Gentleman : A Regency Intrigue Helen Halstead 2006 single work novel
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 3 December 2006; (p. 14)

— Review of Dovetail Road Graham Kershaw 2006 single work novel ; The Imaginary Gentleman : A Regency Intrigue Helen Halstead 2006 single work novel
Putting Pride Aside Tania Bawden , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 September 2006; (p. 11)
Last amended 20 Nov 2006 10:14:04
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  • Lyme Regis, Dorset,
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    England,
    c
    c
    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1800-1810
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