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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (7 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099468050
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099468059
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,135 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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"Triumphantly good . . . Georgette Heyer is unbeatable" (India Knight Sunday Telegraph)

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"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)

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A brilliant heart-tugging romance by one of our best-known and most beloved historical novelists.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 Oct. 2001
Format: Hardcover
A delightful Heyer romance, this time with two female protagonists. We follow the parallel stories of young Cherry Steane, a runaway, and "spinster" Henrietta Silverdale, who inadvertently rescues Cherry. The contrast between the two is enjoyable; the older, wiser, and more worldly Henrietta, daughter of a baronet, and the young, fanciful Cherry, still very unaware of Society's rules and how easily they can ruin her.
Cherry is "rescued" from her unhappy home by the Viscount Desford, who was once engaged to Henrietta. He enlists Henrietta's help, and as the the two spend more time together, and with the appearance of several other suitors, we are unclear as to where romance will develop! This book almost has a "whodunnit" feel, as the mystery is in which characters will end up together!
There is much humour as Henrietta tries to steer Cherry away from mistakes and social ruin. Both characters are likeable, and the interplay of other characters around them keeps the book lively.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Damaskcat HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Feb. 2011
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I first read this book when it was originally published and was not keen on it but as I am gradually re-reading Georgette Heyer's novels I decided to give it another try. This time I did enjoy it - seeing things I'd missed first time round or perhaps not appreciated. Charity Steane - normally known as Cherry - has been taken in by her aunt and turned into a sort of unpaid servant.

Think Fanny Price in Mansfield Park without the indolent Lady Bertram or the protective Edmund to look after her. Cherry eventually decides to run away and is offered a lift to London by Viscount Desford so that she can throw herself on her grandfather's mercy.

But things don't go to plan and Cherry's grandfather is not at home. Desford takes Cherry to stay with his long time friend Henrietta Silverdale to avoid compromising her by having her stay at his own house. What follows is a catalogue of errors and misunderstandings. Cherry's long lost father Wilfred reappears and scents an opportunity for blackmail.

This is perhaps not Georgette Heyer's best Regency romance but it is entertaining with some marvellous characters and some marvellously horrible ones as well such as Lady Bugle - Cherry's aunt - and her father. I think Wilfred Steane is possibly one of the most obnoxious characters Heyer ever created and he certainly takes the prize for slimy-ness; worth reading but not my favourite book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 Oct. 2008
Format: Paperback
The mistake when reading Georgette Heyer is to expect something new every time. The joy is in the comfort of pretty much the same story told expertly and with great good humour in every novel, and this is no exception. On a cold, wet day this is just the ticket with tea and biscuits, the novel form of comfort food.

Lord Desford finds a runaway girl on his way to London and saves her from disgrace. He takes her to live with his friend, Hetta and promptly goes off in search of the girl's relatives to restore her honour and dignity. The story unfolds in three strands, Desford's quest and both his and the young girl's love life.

It is silly, frivolous, full of pot holes, wildly unbelievable and utterly, utterly charming. I just can't resist them.
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I've been reading Georgette Heyer's books for a couple of weeks since so many are available on Kindle Unlimited. I must say that "Charity Girl" is my least favorite so far. Not because the writing isn't great relative to technique or even the foundation of the story. In fact, the storyline type is one of my favorites. Sweet Young Miss, down on her luck - Mr. Fantastic Rescuer comes along, in his role of White Knight on his White Charger - the reader has only to enjoy the details.

Except...

Yes, there is a young Cinderella type - Miss Charity Steane - who currently has a life as a drudge in her relatives' home. Her father basically deserted her years ago leaving her in a young women's school and finally, he quit paying, she was turned out, she had no options except to live with some "less-than-nice" relatives. Since that time, she has been used - thankfully, not abused, but mistreated nonetheless.

Entering into her life via a brief conversation at a country ball where she is peeking into the ballroom from her spot on the stairs is the handsome, man about town, Viscount Desford. She's adorable, albeit wearing hand-me-down poorly fitted clothing (sure sign of the Cinderella syndrome going on here), he realizes she's not being treated especially well, but such is the life of many poor female relations. However, Desford can't get her out of his mind, and as he is leaving his aunt's home and returning to London, who does he see walking by the side of the road? Oh yep - bet you've figured it out - our dear little Charity - or "Cherry" as she prefers to be called, since "Charity" paints too close a picture of her sad life.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By jba va.it on 10 April 2010
Format: Paperback
I am an avid fan of Heyer and have all her Regency romances. While still readable, this does not have the wit or sparkle of some of the others.
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