An Actress of Repute

The new novel by Ronan Beckman

In Straitened Circumstances…

Young, talented and beautiful – Elizabeth Searle unexpectedly finds herself thrust upon the stage of London’s most prestigious theatre. Working beside the most respected actors of the day, she must keep her wits about her in order to progress within the wicked world of entertainment. Will she meet her demise at the hands of her scheming rival? Or will she succumb to the temptations of wealthy would-be suitors? At the beginning of the 19th Century, the theatre was a most dangerous career for a woman’s reputation. Will Elizabeth be able to survive with her honour intact?

Inspired by the works of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, An Actress of Repute explores the exciting world of late Georgian era theatre. Richly illustrated with contemporary prints and artwork, and a host of characters lifted from the cast of London’s finest actors, this is a journey that lovers of Regency-themed romance are certain to enjoy.

Available from August 2020

on kindle e-book, hardback or paperback

from Amazon

Coming Soon in 2022: The sequel! Watch this space for further developments.