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Hunting Unicorns is a stylish, screamingly funny, razor-sharp look at the British aristocracy in decline.
Adrift in a rapidly changing world, the Bevans cling to tradition while wrestling with taxes, tree blight, and the need to keep the family skeleton firmly in the cupboard.
The Earl and Countess of Bevan--charming, mad, and emotionally abbreviated. Daniel, their eldest son--funny, clever, but a hopeless alcoholic. Rory, his younger brother--sometimes moody, often cross, but mostly furious.
Enter Maggie, an opinionated and occasionally ferocious American journalist for CBS's hard-hitting current affairs show Newsline. Far happier sending back dispatches from the trenches of war-torn anywhere, Maggie is none too pleased at being forced to research a documentary on the decline and fall of England's upper classes.
When these two worlds collide, no one is prepared for the fallout.
The story of two brothers with inextricable attachments and one woman with none, Hunting Unicorns is an unlikely romantic comedy that explores loyalty and loss and, ultimately, having the courage to risk everything in the pursuit of what really counts.
Bella Pollen is a writer and journalist who contributes to a wide variety of publications, including the Sunday Telegraph, Vogue, and the Observer. She is the author of two other novels, All About Men and B Movies, Blue Love. She lives in Ladbroke Grove, London.
"Readers who have not yet discovered Bella Pollen will be delighted with her witty take on men, women, and English and American life, culture, and morays. Hunting Unicorns is a piercingly sharp treat!"
"Readers will adore this witty insider's take on the archaic way of life of a British aristocratic clan. A hilarious but bittersweet love story that juxtaposes the old world with the new."
- Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes
"A terrific novel. Bella Pollen has captured the essence of the characters and their story in the most original way, with brilliant flashes of humor and deep poignancy that stay with you long after you have turned the last page."
- Christiane Amanpour, CNN
"Hunting Unicorns - warm, funny, real, unpredictable-is one of the best novels I've read this year."
-Melissa Senate, author of See Jane Date