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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (3 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099465590
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099465591
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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)

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

"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable." (India Knight)

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A swooning, thrilling Regency romance by one of our best known and beloved historical novelists.

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Format: Paperback
The heroine is Deborah Grantham, she helps run her aunt's gaming house - her aunt is respectable but short of money as she has had to look after Deborah and her brother. Deborah has two men interested in her the Earl of Ormskirk who wants a mistress and Lord Mablethorpe (Adrian) who offers marriage.
The Hero is Max Ravenscar, who is enlisted by his aunt (Lord Mablethorpe's mother) to help her pay Deborah to leave Adrian alone.
The only problem is Deborah insulted refuses to be bought off and a battle ensues between her and Max, complicated by carriage races, wagers kidnappings, distressed young girls, friends younger brothers and the evil Sir James Filey.
The writing is so beautifully and distinctively G Heyer (written in 1941 there are no 'intimate' scenes - but you never miss them) and like all her books I loved it, although it is not one of my personal favourites it will be read many times.
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Here, Heyer takes on the notions of what it is to be 'respectable' in terms of the Regency Period. The heroine helps run a gaming den, hence the title, Faro's Daughter (Faro is a kind of card game). She becomes emotionally entangled with a young aristocrat who has formed an attachment to her and wishes to marry her. Naturally his family don't approve. It is all very well for a young man to waste his money on cards and loose women, but it is not very well for him to then marry into such a world.
The hero, Max, is sent to rescue his addle pated relation from such a terrible fate, and naturally becomes entangled with the young femme fatale herself, with all kinds of disastrous consequences, which naturally in Heyer's world, all work themselves out neatly before the end of the book!
What I found difficult about this book was the fact that I couldn't really warm to the heroine, Deborah, too easily. It seemed she was more a vehicle than a character in her own right. She never really fleshed out well, as so many of Heyer's other characters do.
Despite this it was still a delightful read and one of the most productive ways I've found to spend a wet Saturday afternoon. You won't be disappointed.
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Max Ravenscar is incredulous when he hears that his young cousin intends to marry a common gaming-house wench. But when he meets the attractive and elegant Miss Grantham in said gaming house, and is strongly attracted to her himself, he finally realises what he is up against. With his hapless cousin behaving like a mooncalf in her presence, he is determined to stop it whatever it takes. Deb is outraged at his insolent manner, and there ensues a battle of wills between them, with both prepared to go to any lengths to get their own way. An enjoyable and very funny story.
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Deborah Grantham assists her aunt - Lady Bellingham - in running a gaming house. She has caught the eye of young Lord Mablethorpe who has shocked his family by saying he wants to marry Deborah when he comes of age in a few months time. Mablethorpe's cousin, the wealthy Max Ravenscar, vows to buy Deborah off. But things do not go to plan and Max finds in Deb a foe worthy of his steel.

This is a boisterous comedy of misunderstandings and manners. It is probably one of Georgette Heyer's more light hearted novels with its fast paced plot and volatile characters. I loved Deborah and Max and Lady Bellingham is a marvellously comic character with her fixation on the cost of green peas and wax candles. I also liked Arabella - Max Ravenscar's half sister.

A marvellously enjoyable romp of a book with amusing dialogue which will make you laugh out loud in places. The goodies are not too good and the baddies are not too bad and the reader knows that things will work out well in the end. This is an ideal book to read when you need cheering up on a wet winter afternoon.
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Horrified by the prospect that her misguided young son may be about to make a mesalliance with a woman from a gaming house, Lady Mablethorpe engages the aid of her nephew Max to rescue her poor Adrian from this lady's clutches.

And so begins a battle of wills between the Midas-rich, cynical and clever Max Ravenscar and the delectable, proud and just as witty Deborah Grantham, forced to assist her aunt, Lady Bellingham, at the gaming tables of her 'select' establishment in London's St James's Square. Revolted and fascinated in equal measures with each other, they will spar their way to a tempestuous love whilst Max tries to free the sweet but hapless Adrian from his infatuation of Deb, and she tries just as fiercely to thwart him at every turn, to teach him a lesson.

Backed up by such characters as the twittering plumed-hatted Lady Bellingham, the devilish Lucius Kennet, ex-pugilist Wantage, nefarious Lord Ormskirk, the helplessly innocent Miss Laxton and Max's minx half-sister Arabella, this story sparkles from beginning to very end.
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this is read with apparent lack of understanding. one character is Irish but this is ignored making a near nonsence of what he's saying. very disappointing compared to previous recordings in this series.
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Fast moving interaction and dialogue between the main characters makes this a really enjoyable read. Its one of the few Heyer books that have both "Gentlemen" and "Ladies" being outrageously rude and insulting to each other. All makes for interesting plots and intrigue, back and forth all the way to the end of the book. I have read this many times, and decided to try the audio version - It does not work as audio on its own, because you get lost trying to work out who is saying what lines in the quickfire confrontations! However I have just LISTENED to to the audio whist following the text on these passages and it works much better. I must still say that this is best read, at your own pace, so you can soak up the excellent situations created by Miss Heyer.
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