Faro's Daughter

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Faro's Daughter
First edition
AuthorGeorgette Heyer
CountryUnited Kingdom
GenreGeorgian, Romance
PublisherWilliam Heinemann
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages272 pages

Faro's Daughter is a Georgian romance novel by Georgette Heyer which was first published in 1941. The story is set in 1795.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The beautiful but poor Deborah Grantham presides over her aunt's gaming house in Georgian London. Here she meets Max Ravenscar, who is determined to prevent his young cousin Lord Mablethorpe from contracting an inappropriate marriage to Grantham. Incensed by the idea that she would exploit an innocent, Deborah decides to take her revenge on Ravenscar, which eventually leads to the pair falling in love.


Mr Max Ravenscar - the hero, 35, a member of Brooks's and a notable whip, is the richest man in London and a trustee of Lord Mablethorpe's fortune. He is used to getting his own way.

Miss Deborah Grantham - the heroine, 25, a penniless orphan who resides with her aunt who runs a gaming house.

Lord Adrian Mablethorpe - cousin of Mr Ravenscar, he is love with Deb Grantham and wishes to marry her. He has almost reached his majority.

Lady Eliza Bellingham - Deb Grantham's aunt, Sir Edward Bellingham's widow. Resided previously in Clarges St, before opening the gaming house in St. James's Square.

Lord Ormskirk - the antihero, wishes to make Miss Grantham his mistress.

Lady Selina Mablethorpe - Lord Adrian's mother, seeks Mr Ravenscar's help to save his son from the grasping adventuress.

Sir James Filey - wishes to race his pair of blood chestnuts against Mr Ravenscar's greys.

Arabella Ravenscar - Max Ravenscar's sister. She is a minx.

Mr Kit Grantham - Deb's brother, in a line regiment, in love with Arabella Ravenscar.

Mr Lucius Kennett - adventurer, friend of Deb Grantham.

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