The Fortune Hunter

A Novel

Daisy Goodwin; Read by Katherine Kellgren

Macmillan Audio

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Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as "Sisi," is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse. Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National—until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that threatens the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and all of their futures.

The Fortune Hunter, the brilliant new novel by Daisy Goodwin, is a lush, irresistible story of the public lives and private longings of grand historical figures.

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Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as "Sisi," is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse.

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Daisy Goodwin; Read by Katherine Kellgren

DAISY GOODWIN, a Harkness scholar who attended Columbia University’s film school after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University, is a leading television producer in the U.K. Her poetry anthologies, including 101 Poems That Could Save Your Life, have introduced many new readers to the pleasures of poetry, and she was Chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. She and her husband, an ABC TV executive, have two daughters and live in London. The American Heiress was her first novel.

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The Fortune Hunter
A Novel
Daisy Goodwin; Read by Katherine Kellgren

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
7/29/2014
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427236111
ISBN10: 1427236119
Audio Run Time: 14:00
$39.99

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Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
7/29/2014
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427236128
ISBN10: 1427236127
$23.99

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St. Martin's Press
7/29/2014
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250043894
ISBN10: 1250043891
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 480 pages
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