There's a bit of far-off news from Boney, Wellington appears at a ball, and there's a more serious tone to the Season's tong wars, but this Regency romance still clings fairly close to the mold. The pretty thing is Clytie, shunned by Uncle 'Dolph, the family head, because of her (apparently) late father's dissolute life. Raised by good Uncle Ponty, Clytie's sponsorship by the mother of the Duke of Banglor (her prior betrothal to him was in infancy) puts 'Dolph into a tweak. Clytie makes a fair splash, and gallants rally round including the Duke's brother -- a promising M.P. Finally Clytie makes an omelette by running away to find Father and plights herself to the M.P. Adequate but without that endearing Heyer politesse, or class.