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The History of a Pleasure Seeker  free pdf Piet Barol is an alluring and intelligent young man who has escaped his drab existence, living with his father in the university town of Leiden, and moved to Amsterdam to take up a job in the city's 'Gilded Curve'. He has been employed by the wealthy Vermeulen-Sickerts family to tutor their son Egbert, a boy with prodigious musical talent who has not set foot outside for a year and a half. Piet soon attracts the attentions of Constance and Louisa, the boy's sisters, and their mother Jacobina who has been living in a sexless marriage since her husband made a pledge to God. Piet is determined to find a way of gaining entry to high society, through the family, although he must also retain the good will of his fellow servants. Piet finds many ways to pursue his pleasure-seeking ways, but when he seduces - or is seduced by - Jacobina, the future he has been so carefully building could vanish...

About Richard Mason

Richard Mason was born in South Africa in 1978 to activist parents who settled in England when he was ten. Brought up and educated here, he wrote his first novel, The Drowning People, whilst a nineteen-year-old at Oxford. In the intervening years, Richard finished his degree, then set up an educational charity in memory of his sister Kay, who died as a child. Under Desmond Tutu's patronage, the Kay Mason Foundation provides scholarships to disadvantaged South African children, paying for them to attend some of the country's best schools. Dan Stevens has worked in radio, theatre and TV. Television credits include Sense and Sensibility, Maxwell, Marple, Dracula, The Line of Beauty, Frankenstein and ?lm credits include Hilde. Dan's theatre credits include Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, The Vortex, Hay Fever, The Romans in Britain, Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It. In 2010 Dan starred as Matthew Crawley in the highly acclaimed first series of Downton Abbey. He has read numerous audiobooks including The Angel's Game and History of a Pleasure Seeker for Orion.

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Author : Richard Mason
Publisher : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Data Published : 26 May 2011
ISBN : 1409130673
EAN : 9781409130673
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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