Meet Regency England’s most dysfunctional family.

Evelyn Thompson isn’t much of an actress, but she’s an expert at keeping a stiff upper lip.

When The Liberty Troupe are asked to perform for the Duke of Wellington, it seems like the chance of a lifetime. Their last production was a disaster, but with The Yorkshire Advocate covering everything from preparations to performance, a good review could mean big things for the troupe.

But the pressure puts a strain on the players’ already fragile relationships. Evelyn is struggling to stay on civil terms with her alcoholic mother, and her artist father seems to have picked up a troublesome commission. Then there’s the reporter who’s been assigned to the story – he’s terribly handsome, but he’s asking some strange questions…
As opening night looms, pretending everything is going well won’t be enough.

The Review is the first book in The Liberty Troupe trilogy, set in Leeds in 1814.

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 2

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Episode 3

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 6

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Chapter 7

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Chapter 8

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Chapter 9

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Chapter 10

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Chapter 11

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Chapter 12

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Chapter 13

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Chapter 14

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Chapter 15

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Chapter 16

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Chapter 17

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Chapter 18

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Chapter 19

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Chapter 20

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Chapter 21

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Chapter 22