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my favourite Georgette Heyer--irresistible!,
This review is from: These Old Shades (Paperback)
...My grandmother has nearly all of Heyer's novels, and although I've read her whole collection, These Old Shades remains my favourite. Who could not fall for both Avon and Rupert, chuckle at Avon's sarcastic humour, or admire Leonie's adorable courage and outspokeness? The climax is dramatic, the ending is romantic, and there are some great descriptions of life for the nobility at the time. I come back to this book when I'm sick, depressed, or just want to lose myself in its world. Romantic fluff, yes, but fun fluff! Pull up a comfy armchair, open a box of chocolates, and enjoy! Oh, and does anyone else wonder what Avon did to earn the name 'Satanas'?