Infamous by Lex Croucher
From the author of the irresistible Regency romp Reputation comes another joyous romantic comedy revolving around two inseparable young women, a dashing poet and a crumbling estate packed out with delightfully eccentric artists.
22-year-old aspiring writer Edith 'Eddie' Miller and her best friend Rose have always done everything together-climbing trees, throwing grapes at boys, sneaking bottles of wine, practicing kissing... Now that they're out in society, Rose is suddenly talking about marriage, and Eddie is horrified.
When Eddie meets charming, renowned poet - and rival to Lord Byron - Nash Nicholson, he invites her to his crumbling Gothic estate in the countryside. The entourage of eccentric artists indulging in pure hedonism is exactly what Eddie needs in order to finish her novel and make a name for herself. But Eddie might discover that trying to keep up with the literati isn't all poems and pleasure...
'Ferociously witty and joyously unrepentant, Infamous wraps a rollicking story of regency revelry excess around a heart of queer love and the power of self-authorship' - Kat Dunne, author of Dangerous Remedy
'I really enjoyed Reputation, but I think Infamous knocks it out of the water. Lex Croucher's voice and style have really established themselves here and I thought this book was gorgeous - funny, furious, romantic. Totally its own thing. I utterly fell for Eddie, laughing out loud at almost every page, swept up in the giddy riot of her thoughts, her feelings, her family. Her family! I'm an absolute sucker for a good ramshackle family and I would have happily spent several hundred pages alone hanging out with Eddie and her siblings . . . give them ALL books please! Infamous is pure pleasure. Funny, furious, romantic . . . just SUCH a good time. All the stars!' - Laura Wood
Imprint: Bonnier Books
Publication Date: 21 July 2022