Friday, July 25, 2014


Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Genre:  Historical Fiction
Length: Hardcover -  480 pages
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About The Book:
Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as "Sisi," is the Princess Diana of 19th-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse.

Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National --- until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that threatens the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and all of their futures.

About The Author:
Daisy Goodwin is an award-winning television producer, writer and founder of Silver River Productions.
A Cambridge graduate and Harkness Fellow, Daisy began her TV career as an Arts Producer at the BBC. Here Daisy devised many highly successful shows, including Bookworm, The Nation’s Favourite Poems, and Home Front.

In 1998 Daisy moved to Talkback Productions as Head of Factual and was quickly promoted to Editorial Director. There she devised among other shows: Grand Designs, How Clean is Your House and The Life Laundry.

Daisy founded Silver River Productions in 2005. Silver River has produced programmes as various asElizabeth Taylor – Auction of a Lifetime; The Town That Never Retired; If Walls Could Talk – The History of the Home with Lucy Worsley; and the BAFTA-winning Off By Heart. New programmes include The Big Allotment Challenge and The World Made by Women presented by Amanda Foreman

In addition to this, Daisy is an editor of numerous poetry anthologies and reviews regularly for the Sunday Times. Daisy’s family biography Silver River was published in 2007 and her first novel, My Last Duchess, was published in 2010 and has sold over 100,000 copies and made The New York Times bestseller list. Her second novel The Fortune Hunter is published in April in the UK and July in the US.

Daisy is married to Marcus Wilford who she met at university. They have two daughters, and three dogs and live in West London.

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