Extra! Extra! Read all about it ... The Earl of Fennington has a secret identity—that of Mr. Pepperidge, editor of London's premiere gossip rag, The Tattler. While attending a garden party as Fennington, he meets and falls in love with
Lady Emelia. The attraction is mutual, for despite knowing better, she allows him to kiss her behind a hedgerow. Who will know but them? Why, Mr. Pepperidge, of course! Desperate to spend more time with Emelia, Fennington employs a
bit of blackmail to force Emelia to meet with him once a week. Disguised as Mr. Pepperidge, he insists she provide him the on-dit
she hears in Mayfair parlors. That, or he'll print the news of her kiss with the earl in The Tattler!
With mistaken identities ruling the reports in The Tattler and a new Gossip Goddess sharing news of obscure aristocrats, is it any wonder the members of the ton love to hate gossip? Or do they really love The Gossip of an Earl?
Narrated by Michael Troughton