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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (6 Jan. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099474387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099474388
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Sparkling" (The Independent)

"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)

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

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A heart-racing and enthralling story of Regency romance from one of our best-known and most beloved historical novelists.

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When I read that this book detailed life in the country, and not in the glamour of London or Bath I was almost put off. What a mistake that would have been. One of the most enjoyable Heyer novels I have read. Sir Waldo Hawkridge is one of the most endearing Heyer heroes; Tiffany Wield is as spoilt as only a truly beautiful girl knows how to be; and Ancilla Trent, despite her reserve, proves to be one of the most enjoyable of all the Heyer heroines - your heart will go out to her. You find yourself worrying over Julian Lindeth as though he were a member of your family. The characters come to life in the relatively quiet backdrop of the West Riding, and you find yourself alternatively exasperated and amused by the antics of the 'beautiful Miss Wield'. One of the wittiest stories Heyer has concocted , that will have you chuckling to yourself. Only one fault - it is over too soon.
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I'm currently going through a phase of reading Georgette Heyer novels (great fun) and of the fifteen or so that I've read to date, this is definitely my favourite.
Once again, Heyer provides a quiet heroine who wins the hero through her intelligence and manner, rather than astonishing beauty. In this book, the Astonishing Beauty gets her come-uppance.
Waldo Hawkridge is perhaps rather less flawed than most human beings, but the gentle romance between him and Ancilla Trent is lovely to read.
The usual cast of amusing characters, great language and amusing escapades makes this book well worth reading. I heartily recommend it.
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By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 19 Nov. 2007
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This is a wonderful Heyer in which our heroine gets a chance to shine from the lower orders. Here right and worth overcome beauty with very satisfactory results. There is no smugness or moralising here, and we still get the same flashes of wit, the wonderful dialogue and the ridiculous intrigue that are all the ingredients of a first rate Georgette Heyer. Ancilla is a deserving heroine and Waldo a most suitable love interest.
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Perhaps not the best of Heyer's Regency novels, and revolving around one of the few characters she introduced with virtually no redeeming features of personality - the beautiful but utterly selfish arch-egoist Tiffany Wield. It also leaves quite a few unresolved questions, and although I enjoyed re-reading it, I'm not drawn to it in the way I am to her best works.
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This is one of my favourite Never novels. I have lost count of how many times I have read it. Quiet elegance, with classic Hero and Heroine, and a range of other characters to give depth and humor to the story. If you like her novels you will not be disappointed with this.
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Georgette Heyer cleverly combines the love stories of two couples in this story of a spoilt volatile young beauty, a wealthy benefactor, a impoverished lady companion of good family, a young nobleman and the parsons daughter who are all bound togehter in this fast moving story of misplaced affection, tantrums, misunderstandings and heroism. A lovely read.
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A typical in many ways Georgette Heyer novel. It does what it says on the tin. No other novelist recreates the manners, dress, behaviour and language of the Regency period as well as she did. The ending is fairly clear from the beginning but it is the journey that matters with a real creation of atmosphere and character (if a little idealised!). Very enjoyable. If you like historical fiction, highly recommended.
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Have always been a Gerogette Heyer fan since I first discovered her in my early teens, now in my fifities and read and re-read her books over and over, conjures up a bygone age and makes you fall in love with her characters
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