Misfortune by Wesley Stace

Misfortune

Wesley Stace

An abandoned, cross-dressing baby, an eccentric aristocrat and his ancestral country house set the scene for a novel of grand proportions. Reading this book was akin to watching a music hall matinee: the drama, comedy, costumes, songs and sweethearts. So settle down in your favourite chair and let yourself be entertained.

Extract

Lord Rose Loveall.
People would know soon enough. And why not a male Rose? After all, roses themselves know no differentiation of gender. If we introduced me to the world with enough style and a strong enough apologia, then others would accept it, too. What would be my Loveall epithet? This I could not choose. Just as there had been a Young, a Quiet, and a Bad, I might be the Lady Lord, the Female Lord, or even the Strange Lord Loveall. Time would tell.

Parallels
  • The Ballad of Lee Cotton by Christopher Wilson
  • The Observations by Jane Harris
  • I'm A Boy - song by The Who