Frederica

Frederica

Gossip, scandal and an unforgettable Regency romance

Summary

If you love Bridgerton, you'll love Georgette Heyer!

'The greatest writer who ever lived' Antonia Fraser
'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
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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...

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'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
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Readers love Frederica ...

***** 'I would definitely recommend Frederica for readers who want to pick up their first Georgette Heyer book.'
***** 'This is one of my favourite Georgette Heyer books.'
***** 'Frederica is a lovely story. Fun, heartwarming, and plausible.'
***** 'This is one of my top three Heyer titles.'
***** 'It is romance and comedy, wit and family at its best.'

Reviews

  • 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.
    SOPHIE KINSELLA, Hello! magazine

About the author

Georgette Heyer

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.
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