Emily Fox-Seton: The Making of a Marchioness and The Methods of Lady Walderhurst

  • by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by various
  • 8 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This two-part adult fairytale by the author of The Secret Garden combines a charming Cinderella story with an ironic look at class structure and the Edwardian marriage market in turn-of-the-century London.Emily Fox-Seton is a simple but good-hearted woman struggling to make ends meet while attempting to maintain the dignity of someone distantly related to the aristocracy. The Marquis of Walderhurst is an awkward but eligible bachelor being comically pursued by a pageant of unmarried ladies. When the Marquis surprises everyone by giving his attentions to Emily, he makes himself a fairy prince in her eyes. But marrying her prince is not the end of Emily's troubles, as the forces of envy are more cunning and dangerous than she yet understands. Will Emily's innocence be her downfall after all?


What the Critics Say

"A wildly romantic tale whose hero and heroine are totally unromantic." (Daily Telegraph)
"Delightful....A sparky sense of humour combined with lively social commentary make this a joy to read." (Bookseller)


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Customer Reviews

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Good story - terrible narration

This is the weirdest narration I've yet heard - A story set in British high society with only British characters except for an Anglo-Indian lady.
The story is narrated in a strong American accent with some surprising pronunciations of multi-syllabic words! Even the Anglo-Indian lady sounds nothing like Indian. Some characters are read by other voices - try a cockney with an American accent.
A very odd experience.
The story is good though and I will be looking for an appropriate narration instead
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- Birgit


This is a book I really enjoyed and was looking forward to purchasing the audiobook but now that I've listened to a sample I shan't be doing that! I was completely put off by the narrator - why such a strong American accent? The author might be half American but the characters are (mostly) English. What a shame.
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- Susan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-09-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.