Gretta Curran Browne


A Box Set – Books 3 and 4 of The LORD BYRON SERIES


Mad, Bad, and  Delightful To Know

Living amongst the richest people of the highest strata of London Society and being fallen over by its glamorous women, Lord Byron, the “Idol Poet” of his time, has never quite got over the raw emotions of his unrequited love for his country cousin Mary Chaworth.

Until they meet again, and Mary finds new hope for a happier life with the man she had once rejected as a teenage boy, and now deeply loves.

Byron brings down the wrath of the newspapers for using his poetry to criticise the bloated Prince Regent, and speak up for the starving English poor; but the attacks on his name do not trouble him at all.

Although he remains troubled by Lady Caroline Lamb, who is now stick-thin and gaunt-faced from the pain of her insane love for him; hiding in his publisher’s waiting room and sneakily following him through the streets, until he complains in a letter to Lady Melbourne – “I am being haunted by a skeleton!”

A story full of humour and drama and colourful events and people from the Regency era, including Beau Brummell; the courtesan Harriette Wilson, and so many others –all mad and bad and delightful to know.


A Runaway Star

With the instant success of his brilliant new works, The Corsair and Lara, Lord Byron’s literary fame as a poet of stature has spread to all parts of America and throughout Continental Europe.

Mary Chaworth still invades Byron’s thoughts, but two other women now seek to move her completely out of his way — Miss Annabella Milbanke, who has now turned into a persistent letter-writer in the hope of renewing Byron’s interest in her; and his half-sister, Augusta Leigh, who wishes only the best for him.

Lady Caroline Lamb finally sees a way to wreak her obsessive revenge on Byron, so damning and so unproven, it infuriates all his friends who rush to his defence, but the catastrophic aftermath rings down through history, destroying Byron’s reputation, and almost destroying the man.