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Heyer

Georgette. 1902--74, British historical novelist and writer of detective stories, noted esp for her romances of the Regency period
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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.
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.
Jane Austen set her romantic domestic dramas among the landed gentry; more than a century later, novelist Georgette Heyer, inspired by Austen, founded the Regency romance subgenre.
By the way the film was The Reluctant Widow from a novel by Georgette Heyer and the hero was played by the late Guy Rolfe - they don't make films like that any more.
A visit to Bath recreated the Regency period so well described by Georgette Heyer that it left me speechless.
But the mainstay of Western historical romances, like those by Barbara Cartland and Georgette Heyer, is the intelligent dialogue, the sparring between the hero and the heroine, of which there is little to be found of in Kama Kahani.
Current research shows that many libraries are turning themselves into caf-less internet cafes, with more people visiting them to surf the net or send emails than to borrow the latest Georgette Heyer.
Plus Powder And Patch by Georgette Heyer, set in an 18th-century England, and Sing For Your Supper, by Rosie Harris, which tells the story of a mother who'll do anything to protect her child.
Powder and Patch: The Transformation of Philip Jettan (1923) was written by Georgette Heyer, a popular twentieth century writer of historical romance; think, for example, of The Scarlet Pimpernel, without the guillotine, or a Jane Austen novel with some duelling.
During this depressing period she wrote a romantic novel to cheer herself up, she recalls, and found herself short-listed for the Georgette Heyer historical novel prize.

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