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Beauvallet [Paperback]

Georgette Heyer
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5 Jan 2006
'Mad Nicholas' to his friends, 'Scourge of Spain' to the enemy, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has never been known to resist a challenge.When a captured galleon yields the lovely Doña Dominica de Rada y Sylva, he vows to return her and her father to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas which have made him Drake's equal and a favourite of the Queen. He will take Dominica as his bride even if he must enter the lion's den...

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Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (5 Jan 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099490935
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099490937
  • Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 19.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, making the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Famous for her historical novels, she also wrote twelve highly acclaimed mystery novels. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.

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"Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to" (Katie Fforde)

"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" (Margaret Drabble)

"A writer of great wit and style - I've read her books to ragged shreds" (Kate Fenton Daily Telegraph)

"Sparkling" (Independent on Sunday)

"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable" (India Knight)

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'Every girl, whatever her age, needs her own complete set of Heyer titles. More than romantic they are witty, elegant, stylish and the best comedies of manners since Jane Austen. Required reading for everyone.' - Diane Pearson

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An adventure story you can't put down. 6 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Not your typical Heyer, the romance is almost a sub-plot, an excuse to tell of the outrageous behaviour of Mad Nick, an Elizabethan pirate whose exploits have you on the edge of your seat. This is more exciting than any movie; your eyes will sparkle and your hands will grip the pages as you frantically try to keep up with the laughing pirate who leads you on the most daring trek through Spain. Heyer excells herself with a book that will appeal to many outside her usual audience: give this to your men.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swashbuckling romance 27 Nov 2007
By CJ VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Great yarn - absolutely not in the usual Regency style but still very much worth your while.

Set in Elizabethan times, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet is on a par with Francis Drake and other famous Elizabethan sea faring adventurers. This is an exciting story, much of it set in Madrid at the height of the Spanish Inquisition. Younger son and heir Sir Nicholas and his ship capture a Spanish galleon and its treasure includes the beautiful Domenica di Rada Y Silva and her seriously ill father. Nicholas returns them to Spain at great personal danger but vows to return to woo the lady in style. Most of the story centres around his mad adventures in this attempt to keep his promise and you will not be dissappointed - it's action packed romance.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By SS
Format:Paperback
Although I am a massive Heyer fan, this book takes a little while to get fully into. Beauvallet is certainly a character like no other, possibly because this book is Elizabethan, whilst her others tend to be Regency. There is a lot of adventure of the swashbuckling type in it, but the characters talk out loud to themselves, which is possibly something more in line with a play rather than a novel, so it may be that Heyer was trying to emulate Shakespeare in the writing of this book. Some of the dialogue is in keeping with the era "Oddstooth" and suchlike. Saying that, better to read a "bad" Heyer, as it still compares with the "best" of some other authors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book 10 July 2012
Format:Paperback
I am a fan of all Georgette Heyer's regency novels, but this one is set in Elizabethan times. The historical detail is as accurate as the regency and the characters well written. Mad Nicholas is a heroic mariner to the English and a heretical pirate to the Spanish. However after falling in love with a Spaniard he journeys into Spain to win her hand. Dominica is one of the more spirited Heyer heroines. I have read this book many many times and it is still an exciting adventure!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Georgette Heyer - Beauvallet 17 Jan 2012
By Wenchis
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This is a replacement for an old book I have which I've read many times and the pages were a bit tattered to say the least! It's great that they have republished all the Georgette Heyer novels as I feel none of the more recent writers of Regency novels captures the era as well as she does.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beauvallet 4 Mar 2014
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I have just added this book to my collection, but have not read it yet. If it is of Georgette Heyer's usual standard it will be a great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, Fast delivery 21 Feb 2014
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I am very happy with the purchase that i made and I will definetelly recommend to my friend to purchase this product.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hero to beat them all 18 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Not her usual sort of book. If you like your heroes extraordinarily heroic this is the one for you. Quite enjoyed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good book
bought this for my sister who has nearly read all her books and also collected nearly all.. she loves it
Published 3 months ago by D. Jameson
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift
Excellent condition and price. excellent seller. This is part of Christmas present for an avid reader of these books.Perfect treat
Published 4 months ago by catty1
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Heyer
No-one does Regency like Georgette Heyer. It is gripping from the start. Characters are totally believable. A good insight into the period.
Published 5 months ago by Liz
4.0 out of 5 stars A fast moving Elizabethan adventure
Quite an unusual early Heyer that holds the interest throughout. The characterisations are typically Heyer but the setting is the High Seas, Spain and England. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr Michael G Williamson
5.0 out of 5 stars My favourite Heyer!!
This is my absolute favourite novel by Georgette Heyer. I have read every Heyer novel quite a few times and I left this until last to read since it was not set in the regency era. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Daniel
3.0 out of 5 stars goog Reead
I liked this book. I it is a good standard well written histroical story worth buying for Kindle reading again
Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Excitement
It proves that some aristocrates think of others rather than just themselves, very enjoyable, I would recommend this book, very good.
Published 11 months ago by madcapbears
4.0 out of 5 stars Avast Behind!
Not Heyer at her best, but a swashbuckling love story nonetheless. The final third of the book is the best when the pace picks up and there are plenty of threats and escapes. Read more
Published 12 months ago by M. J. Saxton
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer
I am a great fan of Heyer. Her books are expensive on MP3 or CDs because of their length. I was very pleased to get this audio tape version in good condition. Read more
Published 13 months ago by J. L. Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars extremely enjoyable, witty and elegant
Well crafted plot, language and charachters very rich, plausible and well attuned to the historical circumstances, elegant, witty, extremely entertaining.
Published 16 months ago by buzzi elisa maria
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