I have begun reading this delightful novel and am captivated by the character of Lady Henry. She is a lady of great spirit, and I am looking forward to learning more about her, her life and her interaction with Lady Rose's daughter. She is shown here at lunch with Sir Wilfrid who has just returned to London from five years abroad in Teheran, and they are sharing what each knows about Lady Rose's daughter. I like Sir Wilfrid, too. I have known older gentleman such as he, tempered by life experience, beloved and respected by those who know him. This is going to be a very enjoyable read.