Isabel Birney

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (9 of 10)
Location: London, England


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April Lady by Georgette Heyer
April Lady by Georgette Heyer
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This is an interesting and thoughtful book,in which Heyer gets closer to the realities of a woman's life in Georgian England. Girls were frequently expected to marry for the sake of their family - both in Georgian England and later. (Consider Consueloe Vanderbilt and her disastrous marriage to the Duke of Marlborough in Edwardian times.)The book is not the usual Regency romp but an exploration of the adjustments people have to make in order for a marriage to be a success. Nell is very young, romantic and foolish at the start of the book. Her new husband is emotionally unintelligent. She has to learn to make decisions for herself and not for the sake of her mother or her profligate brother… Read more