'The scarlet-coated lady and the young man sat opposite each other, and occasionally exchanged glances of acute dislike'
Jennifer Kloester researched Georgete Heyer's life and writing for ten years having exclusive access to her notebooks, private papers and untapped archives, resulting in a groundbreaking biography of one of Britain’s best novelists. Here, Kloester celebrates 80 years of Heyer’s first Regency novel, Regency Buck
Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.