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Georgette. 1902--74, British historical novelist and writer of detective stories, noted esp for her romances of the Regency period
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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.
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.
Tryst Williams: Most-borrowed library books and authors for the last year*:Overall top lending author - Jacqueline Wilson (author of the Tracy Beaker series) Overall top lending title - Patricia Cornwell's Blow Fly Top lending children's fiction title - JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Top lending 'classic' author - Georgette Heyer (author of Regency romances), coming ahead of JRR Tolkien, Beatrix Potter and CS Lewis
UK-based publishing company Arrow has announced that it is to publish 12 mysteries by historical novelist Georgette Heyer. Arrow has been reissuing Heyer's historical novels January 2004.
He firmly subscribes to the traditional notion, which perhaps derives as much from Georgette Heyer and Lytton Strachey as from recent historical scholarship, that the Regency (which he sensibly defines as encompassing the short reign of William IV) was a time of sexual licence and moral turpitude, which was abruptly reversed by the accession of Victoria in 1837.
Under the talk of ephemera, there has to be a lasting significance in this best-seller factor in our literature: after all, in September 2002 there was a Georgette Heyer Walk in London, and hundreds of Japanese fan s come every year to England in order to leave flowers at the grave of Betty Neels, one of Mills and Boon's all-time favourite writers.
I love the work of Louise McMaster Bujold, but she is unashamed that her works owe a great debt to Georgette Heyer, while a writer like Jon Courtenay Grimwood (see redRobe) rages against the injustice and pain inflicted on women, children and the dispossessed.

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