The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan

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The Duke Who Didn't
Cover of The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan
Author(s) Courtney Milan
Published September 22, 2020
Publisher Femtopress LLC
Genre(s) Historical Romance
Age group Adult

The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan is an adult historical romance novel, originally published on September 22, 2020. It is the first book in the Wedgeford Trials series.

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  • References to and depictions of racism.
    Chapter 3 - Jeremy recalls people whispering about his features and asking whether his blood is red or yellow.
    Chapter 8, Chapter 17 - Mr. Fong notes that white people assume all Chinese people know each other.
    Chapter 13 - Jeremy relates how he was not awarded his earned first in classics at Oxford because the faculty assumed that, being half-Chinese, he couldn’t possibly have done so well without cheating.
    Chapter 14 - The innkeeper Dover initially attempts to deny Jeremy and Chloe service due, in large part, to their race.
    Chapter 19 - Aunt Grace attempts to pressure Jeremy not to marry Chloe and to do everything possible to hide/subsume/bury his Chinese-ness so that he can attempt to assimilate with English society.
  • Throughout: Jeremy generally reflects on English society’s inability to take him seriously or treat him with any real respect and on his family’s efforts to have him deny his Chinese heritage.

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  • Biracial Chinese main character
  • Hakka main character
  • Japanese character
  • Hakka side characters
  • Chinese side characters