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Miss Elizabeth Pooley
Several whispers would have erupted around the village of Tyrehampton as soon as Miss Elizabeth - or 'Lizbeth', depending on your level of intimacy with her acquiantance, - Pooley's foot stepped from her carriage onto the dirt road. Though a woman with relatively average means, she held herself with an air that befitted someone of much higher a rank, and perhaps of much higher an income. Her arrival had not formally been announced, but with the right amount of gossip and connection, most would be able to discover that her father, William Pooley, was a relatively successful lawyer who worked largely out of London. Her mother's (Genevieve Blois) family had been French nobility that fled to Great Britain during the Revolution, but of course with emigration came the loss of their formal titles and almost all of their wealth - getting by largely on their wits and charm, something the Blois family was no stranger to.
It seemed she favoured her mother's side of the family, both in looks and disposition. Her skin was extremely fair, which contrasted sharply to her dark eyes and black hair. Quick of wit and even quicker to laugh, there was no doubt that the woman was highly intelligent - which perhaps may have been a great detriment to herself.
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