The Duke Who Didn't by Courtney Milan
|Published||September 22, 2020|
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