Following the incredible success of her first YA regency novel, Reputation, Lex Croucher will return to Zaffre Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, to publish another subversive regency novel in July 2022.

Infamous, which is set to publish on 21st July across paperback, eBook and audio will follow Eddie and Rose, two best friends with very different views of what coming out in society should look like…

22-year-old aspiring writer Edith ‘Eddie’ Miller and her best friend Rose have always done everything together-climbing trees, throwing grapes at boys, sneaking bottles of wine, practicing kissing . . .

Now that they’re out in society, Rose is suddenly talking about marriage, and Eddie is horrified. When Eddie meets charming, renowned poet – and rival to Lord Byron – Nash Nicholson, he invites her to his crumbling Gothic estate in the countryside. The entourage of eccentric artists indulging in pure hedonism is exactly what Eddie needs in order to finish her novel and make a name for herself.

But Eddie might discover that trying to keep up with the literati isn’t all poems and pleasure . . .

Intrigued? Preorder your copy here.

Sarah Bauer, Senior Editor as Zaffre who acquired the UK rights to Infamous, said: ‘‘No one writes Regency like Lex. Being one of the first people to read Infamous was such a treat and I know readers will fall in love with Eddie and Rose instantly, as I did’.

Lex Croucher said: ‘‘I am so happy to be working with the team at Bonnier again to unleash more Regency reprobates into the world! Infamous is an 1800s misadventure replete with roguish Romantic poets, rebellious artists and young queer women figuring out who they are, and I can’t wait for readers to meet them’.

Chloe Seager said: ‘I could not be more excited that Lex is back with Infamous, another sparkling, subversive and seriously funny take on Regency romance. Hold onto your bonnets!’

Congratulations Lex, we cannot wait to read this rebellious Regency tale!