The Guardian newspaper named Geraldine Roberts as one of the ‘Rising Stars of 2015’

‘A fabulous piece of historical writing.’  – George Morley, Pan Macmillan

The Angel and The Cad tells the remarkable true story of Britain’s first ever celebrity couple. Catherine was the richest heiress in Regency Britain… her dashing husband was a notorious libertine. The exuded glamour and wealth, living like royalty at Wanstead House, while keeping the nation enthralled with the shocking twists and turns of their marriage.

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‘A shocking tale’The Times Book of the Week 

‘A racy, poignant read.. Regency England’s version of Brangelina, Kimye and Tomkat filled the gossip columns for more than two decades – and OMG! Their scandals would break the internet today.‘  The Daily Mirror

‘Roberts book truly is a page-turner that surpasses any work of Regency fiction…the author’s meticulous research is commendable.’  BBC History Magazine

‘A compelling and heart-wrenching debut which unlocks the secrets of a high society scandal that gripped Regency England.’  Lancashire Evening Post

‘A great story’ – Observer

‘Roberts treats her sensational subject matter with sincerity, conveying the full force of Catherine’s tragedy.’ – Country Life

‘Fascinating… Roberts does an outstanding job of bringing this dark take to life, and her book truly is a page turner.’ – Hallie Rubenhold 

‘Roberts leaves no stone unturned in telling this compelling tale of fortune and folly. She brings the Regency world into vivid life in describing the dangerous allure of a feckless man’. – Elizabeth Fremantle

‘The Angel and the Cad’ is about the Regency… an age of fabulous wealth and excess, of duels, debt, mistresses, betrayals, throbbing loins, slashed wrists, and, ultimately… of real and moving tragedy.’ – Oldie Magazine

‘Geraldine Roberts gives a compassionate look at two wholly disparate personalities and the wider society in which they span their elegant, and ultimately ruinous, lives.’ –  History Revealed Book of the Month


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