The Diligence de Lyon
Clarissa Lovell is an independent minded girl in an age of double standards. But she soon discovers the world isn’t as innocent as it looks. Overhearing the libertine Count de Frethun promise to marry any woman who can tell him what the ‘Diligence de Lyon’ is, she sets out to find the secret.
Dressing as a young man, she makes her own Grand Tour of Europe, tracking down the Diligence from the flimsiest of clues. Finally, in Rome, she thinks she has found the secret, and writes to the Count, asking him to join her for the final revelation. But will things go as smoothly as she hopes? And will the Count still respect her when he finds out what she’s had to do to find the Diligence?