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Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, making the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in , was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Famous for her historical novels, she also wrote twelve highly acclaimed mystery novels. Georgette Heyer died in at the age of seventy-one. Help Centre. Track My Order.
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Lady Of Quality. Detection Unlimited Inspector Hemingway. Popular Features. New Releases. Georgette Heyer Biography. A remarkable biography of one of Britain's best-loved and best-selling novelists, 'the queen of Regency romance'. Georgette Heyer remains an enduring international bestseller, read and loved by four generations of readers and extolled by today's bestselling authors. Despite her enormous popularity she never gave an interview or appeared in public. Georgette Heyer wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, when she was seventeen in order to amuse her convalescent brother.
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A phenomenon even in her own lifetime, to this day she is the undisputed queen of regency romance. During ten years of research into Georgette Heyer's life and writing, Jennifer Kloester has had unlimited access to Heyer's notebooks and private papers and the Heyer family records, and exclusive access to several untapped archives of Heyer's early letters. Review Text "All lovers of the great Heyer, inventor of the Regency Romance, will love this superb biography of a very private woman. Review quote "An engaging portrait of a novelist beloved of four generations.
Reading her books, one remembers with surprise that the post-Waterloo years in which many of them are set were ones of appalling depression and poverty in England, with ex-servicemen begging in the streets and a very real danger of revolution […] in fact […] Georgette Heyer does occasionally look below the smiling surface of things. Leeds was a thriving and rapidly expanding town, numbering amongst its public edifices two Cloth Halls one of which was of impressive dimensions, and was divided into six covered streets ; five Churches; a Moot Hall; the Exchange a handsome building of octangular design ; an Infirmary; a House [End Page 7] of Recovery for persons afflicted with infectious diseases; a Charity school, clothing and educating upwards of a hundred children […]; a number of cloth and carpet manufactories; several cotton mills, and foundries; inns innumerable; and half-a-dozen excellent posting-houses.
The buildings were for the most part of red brick, beginning to be blackened by the smoke of industry; and while none could be thought magnificent there were several Squares and Parades which contained private residences of considerable elegance.
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There were some very good shops and silk warehouses. Heyer was certainly familiar with works of this type since they are mentioned in the texts of her novels on more than one occasion. Kitty is quoting here from the extended title of a guide which actually existed Picture and which was reprinted many times in the early nineteenth century. The walk along the margin of the river, from the dropping well to the bridge, is extremely delightful.
At the bottom […] are many dwellings, scooped out of the rock, and inhabited from time immemorial […]. The most remarkable of these, is that called the Rock-house, a large cavern, supposed to have been the retreat of some of those banditti, who, in former times, infested the neighbouring forest.
I was enchanted, enthralled. I could not bear for the book to end. I started gathering about me and devouring every other book she had written.
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Then I discovered that other people were writing the same kind of books—Regency romances. To say that that one book changed my life would not be overstating the case at all.
Georgette Heyer is known and respected for her accuracy and in our historical line at Harlequin we certainly ask that authors do their research. The process is such an engrossing, enjoyable one that we know the challenge for some authors is what to put in and what fascinating facts to leave out. Although Heyer worked hard to ensure her novels were historically accurate, her depiction of the Regency is coloured by her own beliefs.
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Lady Jersey served as the senior partner from She never allowed the men in her life to take an active part in the bank, and retained the right to hire and fire all the other partners. My beautiful nephew did not get his boorishness from us. Sir Waldo belongs to a certain set which is considered to be the very height of fashion. In fact, he is its leader […]. You must know, perhaps better than I do, that the manners and too often the conduct of those who are vulgarly called Top-of-the-Trees are not governed by quite the same principles which are the rule in more modest circles.
Freddy himself is a Mark II hero, and Kitty has by this stage in the novel come to recognise their relative merits:. He seemed just like all the heroes in books, but I soon found that he is not like them at all. In describing in loving detail the minaret-domed exterior and the magnificent Chinoiserie interior of the Pavilion, Georgette described a building which did not yet exist in that form. Her mistake in Regency Buck came from her reading of the limited source material […]. Georgette made very few mistakes in her historical novels and the discovery of an error always caused her considerable distress.
A minor error of a slightly different nature can be found in The Nonesuch. Dawson In this quarter is a spacious square environed with handsome brick houses […]. Ryley does not give the precise number of children at the school No publication date is given for G. This would appear to suggest that Cooke visited Leeds during the summer of His comments regarding the Charity School cannot be regarded as entirely reliable, however, since his description of Leeds often appears to repeat Bigland verbatim.
Bigland includes the figures quoted by Cooke and those given by Ryley Kloester identifies the author in question as Barbara Cartland Biography Baines, Edward. Leeds: Edward Baines, Ballaster, Ros. Oxford: Clarendon, Balogh, Mary.http://test.slotsup.com/la-voz-de-la-locura-femenina-en.php
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