A close up at the hardcover exclusive edition of The Diamond of London by Andrea Penrose. Dust jacket designed by Once Upon a Book Club. The dust jacket features a white woman in a long, period-appropriate gown clutching a letter in her hand.
A close up of the end papers of the Once Upon a Book Club exclusive edition of The Diamond of London by Andrea Penrose. The end papers show a sketched version of London.
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The back of the custom, exclusive edition of The Diamond of London by Andrea Penrose designed by Once Upon a Book Club. The hard case is a light green with silver foiling in a classic style. The quote on the back reads "I was the commander of my soul. I had learned I was strong enough to weather the storms of life."

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Experience the stunning, OUABC Experience Edition of The Diamond of London by Andrea Penrose, included in our January 2024 Adult "Defying the Ton" box.

Our experience edition includes:

- An exclusive, custom dust jacket designed by the OUABC team⁠
- Beautiful digital edges⁠
- Unique foiling on the hardcase⁠
- Stunning custom endpapers⁠

About the Book

Born into an illustrious family of swashbuckling war heroes and brilliant political leaders, Lady Hester Stanhope was a Regency-era adventuress who lived on her own terms and refused to conform.

Fans of Shana Abé, Theresa Ann Fowler, and Fiona Davis will be captivated by the unforgettable spirit at the heart of
 USA Today bestselling author Andrea Penrose’s dazzling new historical novel based on the real life of Lady Hester Stanhope (1776-1839), a British aristocrat, antiquarian, and adventurer who defied all conventional strictures of what a woman could and couldn’t do during the Regency era.

"What a life Lady Hester had!...Simply sparkles!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Diamond Eye

“Andrea Penrose’s impeccable research and attention to detail brings this unique and fascinating historical figure to sparkling life.” —Christine Wells, author of The Royal Windsor Secret

A truly dazzling read!” —Eliza Knight, USA Today and international bestselling author of Starring Adele Astaire

Even with her privileged life, Lady Hester Stanhope knows that claiming the adventurous life she truly wants will not be easy, thanks to her eccentric father’s stifling grip. With the help of her renowned statesman uncle William Pitt the Younger, she takes on the glittering, treacherous heights of London Society. Her formidable intelligence, outspoken opinions, and headstrong determination gain the favor of the beau monde’s leading taste-maker Beau Brummell—and she quickly learns to bend the rules of the 
ton to her own advantage. And as her uncle’s hostess, she astutely uses her skills to preside over—and give advice to—the most influential figures of her day, rising to a position unequaled in society . . .

But when it comes to holy matrimony, Hester will settle for no less than a passionate match of equals—a search marked by challenges and heartbreak. Her affair with a charismatic naval officer tempts her with forbidden pleasures—even as it threatens her reputation. Her love for a sophisticated, brilliant diplomat offers the marriage of her dreams . . . and unsuspected betrayal. And as England is plunged into war, Hester’s world changes forever, causing her to find courage and strength amid loss, chart a completely unexpected future—and make a glorious legacy forever hers . . .

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