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The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success.
Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.
You can always expect a excellent read from Georgette Heyer. Beautifully sets the scenes, wicked sense of humour so the character are always enjoyable, all woven in a genteel... Read morePublished 1 day ago by SandraCarter
have read this book at least 5 times and will no doubt read it again a wonderful bookPublished 18 days ago by Robyn
This was an enjoyable read, it wasn't the fun, passionate romp that a lot of her stories are, it was more focused on the slow unfolding of a friendly, long lasting friendship and... Read morePublished 25 days ago by CatK2K
A little uncomfortable with the story line as it doesn't connect with current social behavior. But enjoyed the characters.Published 1 month ago by Fay
This is a wonderful story as all of Georgette Heyer's stories are. The impoverished H must marry for money to save his estate and family from ruin. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It's been a favorite of mine for several years and I decided to add it to my digital library. I didn't enjoy it when I first read it as a teenager, but with maturity comes... Read morePublished 1 month ago by tabbymom2