Chapter OneBy general consent determined that Gentlemen crowding before the Ladies at the Ball, show ill manners.
-- Beau Nash, Rules of Bath
Something wicked was afoot.
Struggling for composure, Lady Marjorie Entwhistie feigned an interest in the conversation between Frederick, the prince of Wales, and Beau Nash, the king of Bath. But her senses strayed from her companions and fixed on the unpleasantly familiar Welshman working his way across the crowded Pump Room.Oh, sweet Jesus, was Papa up to his schemes again?
"Are you ill, my dear?" asked Beau.