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An unforgettable historical tale of piano playing, passions, and female power

The setting of SEDITION by Katharine Grant: London, 1794.

The problem: Four nouveau rich fathers with five marriageable daughters.

The plan: The young women will learn to play the piano, give a concert for young Englishmen who have titles but no fortunes, and will marry very well indeed.

The complications: The lascivious (and French) piano teacher; the piano maker’s jealous (and musically gifted) daughter; the one of these marriageable daughters with a mating plan of her own.

While it might be a truth universally acknowledged that a man in possession of a title and no money must be in want of a fortune, what does a sexually awakened young woman want? In her wickedly alluring romp through the late-Georgian London, Italian piano making, and tightly-fitted Polonaise gowns, Katharine Grant has written a startling and provocative debut.

by Katharine Grant

  • Publication Date: April 1, 2014
  • Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
  • ISBN-10: 0805099921
  • ISBN-13: 9780805099928