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Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley   By: (1859-1920)

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In "Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by Charles Norris Williamson, readers are transported into a captivating world of secrets, intrigue, and hidden agendas. Set in the backdrop of a post-war, upper-class society, this historical fiction novel takes readers on a thrilling journey through the life of Lady Peggy O'Malley.

From the very first page, Williamson skillfully weaves an intricate web of mystery. Lady Peggy, a charming and enigmatic character, becomes the focal point of the story as her past and present collide. As readers delve deeper into her world, layers of her secretive nature are exposed, making each chapter more gripping than the last.

The author's elegant prose effortlessly guides readers through a labyrinth of twists and turns. Williamson's vivid descriptions transport readers back in time, painting a vivid picture of the lavish lifestyles and societal norms of the era. His meticulous attention to detail creates an immersive reading experience, capturing the essence of the post-war period.

One of the novel's strengths lies in its well-developed cast of characters. Lady Peggy, with her intelligence, wit, and mysterious aura, emerges as a complex and multifaceted protagonist. Her interactions with other members of high society are filled with tension and intrigue, adding depth to the story. Each character, no matter how peripheral, has a distinct personality, making them feel tangible and believable.

Furthermore, the pacing of the book is commendable. Williamson masterfully balances suspenseful moments with slower, introspective scenes, allowing readers to catch their breath before the next thrilling revelation. This deliberate pacing adds to the overall tension, ensuring that the reader's interest is maintained throughout.

However, despite its many strengths, "Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" does have a minor flaw. The book occasionally delves into unnecessary subplots and minor characters that distract from the main storyline. Although these diversions provide additional context and background information, they occasionally disrupt the flow of the narrative.

In conclusion, Charles Norris Williamson's "Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" is a captivating historical fiction novel that will enthrall readers with its blend of mystery, romance, and intrigue. Lady Peggy O'Malley serves as an engaging protagonist, while Williamson's eloquent prose and meticulous attention to detail create a vibrant and immersive reading experience. Despite a few minor digressions, the book succeeds in holding the reader's attention from beginning to end, making it a worthwhile addition to any historical fiction aficionado's collection.

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Secret History Revealed by Lady Peggy O'Malley


Author of "The Lightning Conductor Discovers America," "A Soldier of the Legion," "Lady Betty Across the Water," Etc.

With Frontispiece in Colors By CLARENCE ROWE

A. L. BURT COMPANY Publishers New York Published by arrangements with Doubleday, Page and Company

Copyright, 1915, by C. N. & A. M. Williamson

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian

[Illustration: "As I kicked it away, one of the slippers flew off and seemed spitefully to follow the coat." ]


If I didn't tell this, nobody else ever would; certainly not Diana, nor Major Vandyke still less Eagle himself I mean Captain Eagleston March; and they and I are the only ones who know, except a few such people as presidents and secretaries of war and generals, who never tell anything even under torture. Besides, there is the unofficial part. Without that, the drama would be like a play in three acts, with the first and third acts chopped off. The presidents and secretaries of war and generals know nothing about the unofficial part.

It's strange how the biggest things of life grow out of the tiniest ones. There is the old simile of the acorn and the oak, for instance... Continue reading book >>

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