When royal sartorial adviser Beau Brummell meets a pretty soldier at a ball full of people who have begun to bore him, he's only thinking of a brief affair and the opportunity to prove that clothes make the man. Then Toby turns out to be not only beautiful but kind and a generous lover, and Beau finds himself falling fast. Though previously happy to let him have his fun, the jealous Prince Regent issues an ultimatum: Toby must return to France or risk being charged with treason. Knowing Toby is unlikely to survive, Beau begins a downward spiral into depression and debt. Surely he and Toby will never meet again....
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
An excellent, though short, story about Beau Brummell. I will admit that I didn't know much about him prior to reading this, aside from his name. The writing was clear and compelling, and I really felt for Beau in his dealings with the Prince, and his difficulties in maintaining himself when his fortune depended so much upon patronage. Also, it was a lovely love story. I think I am going to have to find more to read about Brummell, now that I've read this book. (review copy from netgalley)
Review: The SartorialistUser Review - Goodreads
The short novel dealing with author obsession with Beau Brummell was pleasant and easy to read. The homosexual affair with young soldier was decent and did not push too much in bending history in ...