Lady Of Quality Paperback – 2 Jun 2005
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""Georgette Heyer is unbeatable"" (India Knight)
""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)
""A writer of great wit and style.... I've read her books to ragged shreds."" (Kate Fenton Daily Telegraph)
A wonderful, thrilling tale of Regency romance by one of the most successful and beloved historical novelist fo all time.See all Product Description
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The characters are lively and easy to care about. What's more you really feel that the attraction between the hero and heroine makes sense. So often in 'romance' novels, the hero is so sketchy or cliched that I can't be bothered liking him, or see what on earth the wonderfully characterised heroine sees in the two dimentional man.
Heyer's writing is witty and engaging. I just love it.
This is the formula for every Heyer romance, but don't let this put you off. Her wonderful way with words, her attention to detail, her sense of humour and the ridiculous scrapes she embroils her characters in, makes each book a joy and a delight in its own right. It doesn't matter that you know the plot. It matters that you know that Heyer will weave her uniquely brilliant magic on every page and have you enthralled to the last despite everything.
This is one of the Heyer novels in which we get a feisty, strong heroine to match a rakehell hero whom nobody can tame. Annis is fantastic, and a great, independent woman who despite her fatal weakness for a naughty boy (and who can blame her?!) retains her dignity and loveliness to the last.
Butler, Sedan chair, cit.
Regent, pump-room, hartshorn, linkboy,
Marquis, high-stepper, reticule, Tiger.
Curricle, waterfall, Hessian, postchaise.
High perch phaeton, Sally Jersey.
I've had this book of my book shelf since I was really very wet behind the ears, and it comes out every now and again for an airing - always delightful and easy to read - a 3.5 star read (or a 4 on Amazon or Good Reads).
In case you don't know vastly independent and spirited spinster, Miss Annis Wychwood (in her late 20's and almost considered an ape-leader now) sets up her own establishment, to which she is returning after a stay with her irritating brother when she comes across a gig with 2 very young persons stranded at the road side (Miss Carleton and Mr Elmore).
They have run away, or Miss Carleton has, Mr Elmore is merely assisting her - as she doesn't wish to be pushed into a marriage with him - presumably little thought has been given that they are actually facilitating a match by doing this!
Miss Wychwood takes up the young lady, leaving Mr Elmore to follow on later. Over the coming weeks Miss Carleton's Guardian ... the vastly ill-humoured and rude rake Oliver Carleton ........ becomes involved, as well as the delicate sensibilities of Miss Wychwood's companion and her brother.
What will be the outcome?
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It's probably 20 years plus since I read this book and Georgette Heyer really is the master of Regency romance. Read morePublished 13 days ago by MF
Don't discount because it was written in the 70's - well written, original plot and the best one liners that work todayPublished 26 days ago by Bookmad
I did not buy this through Amazon, in fact I still have my old Pan copy from 1974! However, I have so enjoyed reading the other reviews, I felt I had to add my penny worth. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susie Bookworm
Just a re-hash of many of her other stories. Disappointing. So many of her stories are delightful and funny. Not this one sadly.Published 3 months ago by Pam