“A TREACHEROUS LIKENESS.” By Lynn Shepherd. Delacorte Press $26. (United States release is in August and its title will be “A Fatal Likeness.”)
LONDON — When novelist Lynn Shepherd set out to capture the excesses of the Young Romantics, she was able to draw on a previous career in banking in the 1980s.
“They’d have given Byron a run for his money, I’m sure,” the author says of the risk takers and “dominant personalities” encountered while she was working in the City.