A Nightingale in the Sycamore

Jane Beaufort

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Perfect for fans of the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn.

Virginia Summers is extremely fond of the Meadow House, which has been bestowed to her by her father. Even the thought of parting with it is inconceivable, debts are beginning to make her life difficult. Then, as fate would have it, a car accident almost at her doorstep presents her with the famous and handsome, although ill-tempered musician, Charles Digby Wickham. Virginia cannot be helped but be drawn to his charming, yet infuriatingly difficult musician. Can she consider being with this man, who has entered her life – it seems – by fate? The romance novel from the 20th century was written under one of Ida Pollock’s pseudonyms, Jane Beaufort.

A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate.

Jane Beaufort is a pseudonym of Ida Pollock (1908 – 2013), a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career.

Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the “world’s oldest novelist” who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death.

On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, having been one of its founding members.

Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell.