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Frederica by [Heyer, Georgette]
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Frederica Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 147 customer reviews

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Length: 386 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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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)

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

"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)

"Sparkling." (Independent)

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'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' Sunday Telegraph. A beautifully repackaged edition of one of the best of the best.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1245 KB
  • Print Length: 386 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (28 Feb. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004NBZFPM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 147 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Damaskcat HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 Dec. 2013
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I can vividly remember curled up in front of a fire reading `Frederica' when it was first published in 1965. I tried to ration myself to a chapter at a time but of course I couldn't resist reading it in larger chunks. This is the first time I've read it since and it has stood the test of time extremely well. There is a likeable and down to earth heroine and an interesting hero as well as a large cast of flamboyant and well-drawn characters.

The dialogue flows and the historical background is faultlessly researched. The sub plots are interesting in their own right and the minor characters are well done - especially Charles Trevor the Marquis of Alverstoke's much tried secretary. I think the character who steals the show has to be Felix, Frederica's young brother, who is constantly getting into scrapes and having to be rescued.

If you want to read a light Regency romance written by a master then try `Frederica' - you will not be disappointed. In fact if you haven't read any novels by Georgette Heyer before then this would be a good one to start with.
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If I could give more stars, I would. This book must be one of the most re-read books in my collection. I am a huge fan of Georgette Heyer and love that her books are so easy to read, and yet, amazing in quality.

Frederica has a special place in my heart. It has everything that you would want: humour, wit, a touching romance, and well rounded characters. The secondary characters are well written - it is hard not to love Frederica's brothers: Jessamy and Felix. However, what most stands out for me is the characterisation of Frederica and Alverstoke. I like that Frederica is relatively ordinary in comparison to some of Heyer's other female leads (who can sometimes appear to be impossibly beautiful, smart and witty). Similarly, Alverstoke isn't particularly dashing or handsome; he has mainly been allowed to coast through life because of his wealth. Frederica and Alverstoke are heavily flawed, and yet, despite those flaws, they are perfect for each other. There is no coup de foudre; you really get to see how these two characters slowly fall in love with each other so that by the end, you are heavily invested in their relationship. I reckon modern day romance writers could learn a lot from Heyer..

Modern day romance
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Wonderful characters, just the right amount of leaven to raise the dough. Pity they don't make men like him now.
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I am a super-fan of Georgette and this is my absolute favourite of her Recency romances. She writes about family life with warmth, honesty and hilarity. The period language is witty and pacy. An essential guilt-free pleasure for any Austen fan.
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Arrived quickly and good quality
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Beautifully written - lovingly read again and again.
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Very Jane Austin but with more adventure and humour - loved it
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Frederica is one of my favourite Georgette Heyers. The love that develops between Alverstoke and Frederica is very moving partly because it seems so unlikely at the outset. He starts out bored and cynical and the description of his increasing involvement with Frederica's delightful but unpredictable family is wonderful, funny and realistic. There is lots of humour and wit, loads of brilliant detail of the sights of London, new fangled inventions such as hot air balloons, steam engines, bicycles. All the characters are believable, very individual and fantastically well described. My favourite funny bit is the Baluchistan Hound bit - read it!
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