Another wonderful Regency romance by the undisputed queen of historical novelists.
The only question which hangs over the life of Sir Richard Wyndham, notable whip, dandy and Corinthian, is one of marriage. On the eve of making the most momentous decision of his life, he is on his way home, a little worse for drink, when he chances upon a beautiful young fugitive climbing out of a window by means of knotted sheets - and so finds a perfect opportunity for his own escape.
The Corinthian has eveything that Georgette Heyer's devoted readership came to expect and that made her one of the most popular novelists of her day, and still adored by a huge audience.
Georgette Heyer is unbeatable
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. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to
'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