Rainbird's Revenge

Rainbird s Revenge When the Duke of Pelham returns to his town house at Clarges Street he is grimly determined to find a suitable wife but completely unprepared for what the Season has to offer The duke s title alon

  • Title: Rainbird's Revenge
  • Author: Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton
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  • Page: 128
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  • When the Duke of Pelham returns to his town house at 67 Clarges Street, he is grimly determined to find a suitable wife but completely unprepared for what the Season has to offer The duke s title alone has always brought him than his share of feminine attention claiming not to believe in love, he has never been spurned by a lady The duke s self imposed search is sWhen the Duke of Pelham returns to his town house at 67 Clarges Street, he is grimly determined to find a suitable wife but completely unprepared for what the Season has to offer The duke s title alone has always brought him than his share of feminine attention claiming not to believe in love, he has never been spurned by a lady The duke s self imposed search is soon disrupted by the arrival in London of Miss Jenny Sutherland, a spoiled but beautiful country girl whose vanity is her tragic flaw According to her guardian Aunt Letitia, lack of competition has made Jenny put on airs in London, she will get the set down she sorely deserves Indeed, at her first important London party, Jenny s blatant disdain for the duke leads to certain disaster But no one has counted on the intervention of John Rainbird, the shrewd and resourceful butler at 67 Clarges Street Rainbird befriends Jenny, suggesting she look in the mirror a little less often The result is a mischievous scheme that will insure Jenny s social success and determine the fate of the close knit family of servants at 67 Clarges Street From M.C Beaton s official website

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    • Marion Chesney M.C. Beaton

      Marion Chesney Gibbonsaka Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, M.C Beaton, Sarah Chester Marion Chesney was born on 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, and started her first job as a bookseller in charge of the fiction department in John Smith Sons Ltd While bookselling, by chance, she got an offer from the Scottish Daily Mail to review variety shows and quickly rose to be their theatre critic She left Smith s to join Scottish Field magazine as a secretary in the advertising department, without any shorthand or typing, but quickly got the job of fashion editor instead She then moved to the Scottish Daily Express where she reported mostly on crime This was followed by a move to Fleet Street to the Daily Express where she became chief woman reporter After marrying Harry Scott Gibbons and having a son, Charles, Marion went to the United States where Harry had been offered the job of editor of the Oyster Bay Guardian When that didn t work out, they went to Virginia and Marion worked as a waitress in a greasy spoon on the Jefferson Davies in Alexandria while Harry washed the dishes Both then got jobs on Rupert Murdoch s new tabloid, The Star, and moved to New York.Anxious to spend time at home with her small son, Marion, urged by her husband, started to write historical romances in 1977 After she had written over 100 of them under her maiden name, Marion Chesney, and under the pseudonyms Ann Fairfax, Jennie Tremaine, Helen Crampton, Charlotte Ward, and Sarah Chester, she getting fed up with 1714 to 1910, she began to write detectives stories in 1985 under the pseudonym of M C Beaton On a trip from the States to Sutherland on holiday, a course at a fishing school inspired the first Constable Hamish Macbeth story They returned to Britain and bought a croft house and croft in Sutherland where Harry reared a flock of black sheep But Charles was at school, in London so when he finished and both tired of the long commute to the north of Scotland, they moved to the Cotswolds where Agatha Raisin was created.

    104 thoughts on “Rainbird's Revenge

    • (This is a review of "A House for the Season")Just like any Marion Chesney novel, every book in "A House for the Season" has: a predictable plot but is redeemed by an entertaining narrative, and shallow yet beguiling characters. Chesney is my antidote for a book hangover, and she always delivers! For this series, Chesney sticks to the same formula (romantic comedy/comedy of manners) but this time added the servants of #67 Clarges St, who serve as supporting characters for each book, but nonethel [...]

    • Booktubeathon book #7 -book older than me -read seven books Everybody got there hea, but it felt a bit rushed and convenient.Series reviewThis is a fun, light series that focuses on the servants of 67 Claridge street. The servants are definitely what pulled me through the series and made me want to read the entire thing. The series is obviously well researched, I learnt a lot about the era. Towards the end of the series , the hea tend to become more rushed and the "gentlemen" become less like ge [...]

    • Our terminally vain heroine Jenny Sutherland, whose beauty has spellbound all the provincial gentlemen, is brought to London and discovers that her vanity has made her into a narcissistic, boringly self-absorbed prig. What a come-down! Even the servants at her new home, 67 Clarges Street, are more interesting than she.In this book we learn what becomes of those servants who are now so dear to us. This is the endearing part of the series finale. Not quite so many zany characters as in previous bo [...]

    • Review - A fantastic end to the series, and also great as a standalone book. I think Pelham's attitude towards his servants formed a huge part of the novel, and it was great to see two different classes of people interacting together. At first I hated both Pelham and Jenny, but they began to grow on me. I still don't see them as very developed characters and their story arc was a little unbelievable. I loved Rainbird and his skills and personality.Genre? - Historical / RomanceCharacters? - John [...]

    • Final book in this charming series. Finally the owner of the house is returning for the season and the staff are ready to break free and open their long dreamed of pub. But as the reality sinks in some of the staff are less than enthused about the career of a publican.

    • Wow!!! What a bittersweet book. I've loved the entire series that has centered around the house at 67 Clarges Street and this series ending wrap-up is just perfect.First - let's just say the revenge on Mr. Palmer is absolutely perfect, but I won't tell you what it is or how it happens because that would spoil it for you. Just know that you'll love it!Yes, there is a romance (or two or three or . . ). The Duke finally visits his property and meets the servants. Can they manage to tame a haughty, [...]

    • Brilliant book told from the servants perspective This book was brilliant from beginning to end and reminded me somewhat of Steinbeck, as it did not idolize anybody and revealed truly fractured characters with very good story arcs. You got to see the story unfold from largely the point of view of the hired help. The heroin and her love were also good parts of the story with their own story arcs of vanity and pompousness. It had a beautiful ending and would make a lovely play or movie with all th [...]

    • Jenny Sutherland è una bellissima ragazza di provincia, ma davvero troppo vanitosa, così il duca di Pelham le brucia tutti i ponti durante la Stagione. Anche lui è a caccia di un matrimonio, un contratto, non certo per amore! I domestici del 67 di Clarges Street sono pronti per comprare il pub ma non tutti sono così contenti che il sogno diventi finalmente realtà.L'ultima avventura di questa serie non mi ha delusa! Amori, matrimoni, equivoci e un bel lieto fine. Proprio quello di cui avevo [...]

    • You must read the entire series!I fell in love with the servants in this series of romances. Yes, the romances are charming, but what really tugs the heartstrings is the interwoven tale of servants who became family. I don't usually cry but when I finally finished this last of six books I just couldn't help it. Loved Palmers comeuppance and the nicely tied ends of all the servants. Beautifully done!

    • It was sweet to read about the servants at 67 Clarges St for the last time to see what would happen when the owner, the Duke, comes home. Enjoyed these a lot.

    • I liked the ending of the series. Everyone seems to get their just desserts. Not as funny as some of Beaton’s but still good.

    • A series wrap. While the two lovers in this one are equally repellent, and we are [hard pressed] to imagine that their total self-absorption is cured by love, the rest of the story is fine.

    • Love!This searies was incredibly heart-warming and very well written. I fell in love with the characters and was very moved by each book.

    • Trying to broaden my horizons I tackled a few of MC Beaton's Regency novels lately, which fall into the romance genre I guess but are saved from the slushy, mushy pile by their humour and witty social observations.I wasn't able to read the entire delightful series ( 6 books in all), as only 3 were available at the library I'm currently using during my travels. All of them deal with a house in Mayfair that belongs to the juvenile Duke of Pelham, after the suicide of his father in the said house. [...]

    • This is the final book in the A House for the Season series and I found it a bit of a let down on the whole. The LoversI found Jenny to be utterly unlikeable and even by the end of the book all I could think was, yes, that's all good and well but a)no one can change that quickly in so short amount of time and b)what is to stop her from going back to her old self loving selfas soon as I close the book. She felt like she should be instantly liked and forgiven because of her appearance and she was [...]

    • The servants at 67 Clarges St. dream of getting revenge on the cheating agent Palmer and open their own pub. They have just enough money and need the perfect opportunity to enact their scheme when the Duke of Pelham finally shows up to take residence at the previously forgotten 67 Clarges. Also living on Clarges Street is the beautiful, but vain, Jenny Sutherland, come from the country with her maiden aunt who thinks Jenny lacks town bronze. Jenny feels certain she has only to take her pick from [...]

    • This is the last in the House for a Season series and features the owner of 67 Clarges Street, the Duke of Pelham. Will his unscrupulous agent, Palmer, meet his comeuppance and will the servants led by John Rainbird the butler achieve their aim? Jenny Sutherland, vain and pretty, has already met and disliked the Duke at a country assembly and needs to learn that beauty is not everything. Her aunt, Lady Letitia, brings her to London to stay with a friend in Clarges Street, a few doors away from t [...]

    • I remember reading a slew of Marion Chesney novels when my children were very young. They were just the right kind of light, mindless entertainment that I needed at the time. I had to read things that were very put-downable books that would not consume me. My free time to read was very limited.Basically, all of the books in any given Marion Chesney series were the same book. She had a formula, and stuck to it. She changed names, places and circumstances, but the basic plots remained identical. T [...]

    • The last in the "House for a Season" series, by now you are definitely reading the book for the servants! In this book, the master returns to rent the house and the staff stay on, hoping to reveal the miserly and cheating ways of the agent. Before arriving, the Duke of Pelham stays in an inn and chances to meet Miss Jenny Sutherland with her aunt Leticia, with another surprise visit from his friend Lord Paul Mannerling. Jenny and the Duke have awful first impressions of each other - Jenny thinks [...]

    • A nice ending to a sweet series. Like the rest, this was a nice piece of escapist reading, almost like an extra-light Pride and Prejudice if Elizabeth Bennett had been a vain twit. The ending was slightly predictable, but I really do think it was the best result for everyone. For everything to go "according to plan" would have been too easy and not nearly as fun or true to the characters. Besides, little Lizzie deserved better than she would otherwise have gotten. The writing and descriptions we [...]

    • This was really fun, a great ending to the series. The romance was predictable, but not entirely lame, while the resolution of all the on-going characters (the servants who have been stuck in the rental house) was super fun and satisfying. Clearly Marion Chesney cared about these characters and gave the reader the satisfaction of a happy ending for all (but not a pie in the sky one, it seemed achievable, which made it all the more satisfying).And I particularly loved the poetic justice for the e [...]

    • A perfect end to a fantastically amusing series. I just adored Jenny Sutherland and her immediate attraction to the band of servants. The Duke of Pelham is all grown up and finally comes to stay in his house in Clarges Street and gets to meet his odd servants first hand. Palmer gets his comeuppance and the ending is suitably sunny for everyone. I do feel for Joseph because he is the only one without a family, but then he gets a choice and his choice is to stay on in London and be First Footman.

    • The last in the series and the most entertaining. A long last we meet with the owner, the Duke of Pelham who is so full of himself and doesn't take no for an answer. The Young heroine Jenny is equally vain as regards her beauty yet as usual the 'downstairs' family will help her. It's great to see the dream of freedom from this close-knit yet strange family come true at last, even if in various ways. It was pure joy to read tht series. I Can't wait for the series 'Daughters of Mannerling' to be p [...]

    • ~Sixth and final installment in the House for the Season series~ 3.8 starsOh, I'd forgotten how much this one makes me chuckle. The hero is pompous and arrogant and the heroine is vain and silly. Truly made for each other. Their head-butting makes me laugh out loud every time I read it.As for the servants, upon whom this series is focused, they get their happily-ever-afters. All in all, a satisfying end to an entertaining series.

    • I found the relationship between the Duke and Jane really poorly developed. The relationships between the servants are also quite stilted by this point and given how they have changed from book one I do think the growth of their characters could have been better written.Overall, I am glad I finished the series as I had been keen to reach the ending of the servants' tale but I doubt I will reread these books in a hurry.

    • Fine di una serie che mi è piaciuta tantissimo: leggera, divertente, romantica e gentile.Si tirano le fila delle varie storie, i personaggi trovano la loro strada, i malvagi vengono puniti e scende il sipario sul 67 di Clarges Street.Complimenti all'autrice! Spero che anche le altre serie della Beaton siano presto tradotte e pubblicate.

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