The Garden Intrigue

by Lauren Willig

The Garden Intrigue

Hardcover, 388 pages, Dutton Adult, List Price: $25.95 | purchase

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Hiding intelligence clues in deliberately bad poetry that he writes from his vantage point in France, undercover agent Augustus Whittlesby is scathingly mocked by an American envoy's niece, Emma, whose favor he is forced to gain in order to collect information about a top-secret device being shown at a local house party.


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Lauren Willig was researching her dissertation at Harvard when she started writing a P.G. Wodehouse-inflected novel about a history grad student named Eloise Kelly. By the time Willig graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law (she switched from history to law at some point), she had already published two historical romantic comedies; the third came out during her first week at a large New York law firm.

The Garden Intrigue is the ninth in a series that moves back and forth in

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