The dashing and adventurous Lord Lynborough decides to give up his post in the Grenadier Guards in order to write his autobiography. And so he travels to the magnificent castle at Scarsmoor to take up residence. But little does he realise that trouble is not far away. This trouble comes in the shape of the beautiful Helena Vittoria Maria Antonia, Marchesa di San Servolo. When Lynborough learns that the volatile but charming Helena has closed his Beach Path, he is determined to retain his right of way. Passions flare as the tension between the two surly young rivals become all too apparent and Lord Lynborough and the Marchesa engage in a heated battle for ‘Helena’s Path’.
Author biography:Anthony Hope (in full Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins) was born in London and educated at Marlborough and at Balliol College, Oxford.
He became a lawyer, and dabbled in Liberal politics, but the immediate success of ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’, his fourth work, turned him entirely to writing. This work and its sequel, ‘Rupert of Hentzau’, both describe the perilous adventures of the Englishman Rudolph Rassendyll in the mythical kingdom of Ruritania.
Anthony Hope successfully published many other novels and plays. He was knighted in 1918 and died in 1933.