'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes . . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA
'I could mainline Heyer's Regency romances until the end of time and still not get bored . . . Georgette Heyer is perfect lockdown escapism' INDIA KNIGHT
Vernon Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone.
But when a distant connection asks for help, he is quickly plunged into one drama after another by the disorderly Merriville family.
Surprisingly, he finds himself far from bored - especially when he encounters their strong-minded daughter, Frederica.
However, she seems far more concerned with her family's welfare than his romantic advances...
'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS
'There is no one better at intelligent effervescence than Heyer. All her books are utter bliss' ANNA MURPHY, TIMES Pick of the Month
'Sparkling' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
If you want to escape lockdown completely, then I recommend any novel by Georgette Heyer, or indeed, all her novels. They are absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes, winsome heroines, fops, dandies, dastardly baddies and lots of sumptuous descriptions of silk-lined bonnets, cravats and breeches. Utter, immersive escapism. Try starting off with Frederica.
My favourite historical novelist -- stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours
Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic
A writer of great wit and style
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'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