Tag Archives: Georgette Heyer

REVIEW: A Civil Contract – Georgette Heyer

Originally published 1961 When I first discovered Georgette Heyer in my teens, and started devouring her books wholesale, this was never one of my favourites. The plot – how two people enter into a marriage of convenience and how that … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Behold, Here’s Poison – Georgette Heyer

(House of Stratus 2001, originally published 1936) This is one of my favourites of Georgette Heyer’s mystery novels, since the characters are delightful and the plot ingenious. Like many of her crime novels, however, she doesn’t entirely play fair with … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Royal Escape – Georgette Heyer

(Arrow e-book 2005, originally published 1938) Georgette Heyer is primarily known for her romance novels set in the early nineteenth century of ‘Regency’ England, though she did write historical novels set in other periods. Of these, most feature real people … Continue reading

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DISCUSSION: Unacceptable views?

I was reading a very interesting discussion last night on the Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog (which generally reviews and discusses romance novels) which stemmed from one of the reviewer’s low rating of The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer – … Continue reading

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Hiatus

Well, in the words of Sam Gamgee, I’m back. I’ve been on holiday this past week, and have conspicuously failed either to do much reading or reviewing. I have finally got around to starting Cordelia Fine’s Delusions of Gender, which … Continue reading

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False Colours – Georgette Heyer

(Random House e-book 2005, originally published 1963) This is one of my favourites of Georgette Heyer’s historical novels – unusually, it’s told predominantly from the viewpoint of the hero, a nice touch. Christopher Fancot, working for the diplomatic service in … Continue reading

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The Nonesuch – Georgette Heyer

(Random House e-book 2005, originally published 1962) In Heyer’s later years, she wrote a number of historical romances featuring slightly older heroines (in their late twenties rather than their late teens), and The Nonesuch is one of these. Ancilla Trent … Continue reading

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The Talisman Ring – Georgette Heyer

I’m a big fan of Heyer’s novels, both her crime novels with their (as it was then) contemporary settings, and her historical novels. I prefer her 18th and 19th century set novels best (though I did enjoy ‘Simon The Coldheart’), … Continue reading

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