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Heyer

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(Biography) Georgette. 1902–74, British historical novelist and writer of detective stories, noted esp for her romances of the Regency period
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But I had never read a real romance novel -- I hadn't yet discovered Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer.
Many people's bookshelves groan with the works of Georgette Heyer who, until her death in 1974, was the queen of Regency and Georgian romance, a bustles and breeches genre of writing that she helped establish from the 1930s onwards Along with many detective novels, favourites such as Friday's Girl and Devil's Cub have been translated into 10 languages.
The 10 most-borrowed classic authors are Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie, Beatrix Potter, Georgette Heyer, Charles Dickens, PG Wodehouse, JRR Tolkien, Daphne du Maurier and Jane Austen.
Oh," you will say, "so you had to sit in comfort for a couple of hours, perhaps devouring a Georgette Heyer and an iced spiced bun from M&S, while somebody actually took you at high speed to your destination?
Think Gallagher Girls, but written by Georgette Heyer.
As a child I loved Winnie the Pooh, going into Rosemary Sutcliff, Noel Streatfield, Monica Dickens, Biggles, Hornblower, Georgette Heyer, Dorothy Dunnett.
Readers of Georgette Heyer, Amanda Quick and other history-oriented Regency writers can anticipate a focus on historical setting that successfully builds a believable setting, while those anticipating the sensual focus of more recent Regency authors won't be disappointed by the steamy passages between the charming earl Alec Carstairs and the beguiling commoner Annabelle.
But a click trip to Google took me to a site for Georgette Heyer, the mother of all modern Regency novels, which told me this:
In the intervening chapters Joannou discusses writers who are beginning to attract more critical attention, among them women writing in the comic tradition, including Elizabeth Taylor, Dodie Smith, Barbara Pym and Nancy Mitford and also women writers of romantic historical novels, including Georgette Heyer.
I just re-read The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer and LOVED it all over again.
And I was only mildly surprised the other day to hear his praises sung by my sister, a lawyer who grew up on the novels of Georgette Heyer.
Eugene Onegin is still startlingly modern -- it has even been called postmodernist -- but from this ballet you might assume it was by the British romance novelist Georgette Heyer, who in Cranko's day was the most celebrated specialist in heroines wearing Empire-line dresses learning about the ways of handsome but hardhearted men.

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