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Snowdrift and Other Stories (includes three new recently discovered short stories) Hardcover – 20 Oct 2016

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: William Heinemann (20 Oct. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1785151010
  • ISBN-13: 978-1785151019
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 3.2 x 22.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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"Previously titled Pistols for Two, this collection includes three of Heyer’s earliest short stories, published together in book form for the very first time. A treat for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and for those who love stories full of romance and intrigue." (from the publisher's description)

"Georgette Heyer is second to none in her ability to make detective stories entertaining" (Sunday Times)

"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable" (Sunday Telegraph)

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

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

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Previously titled Pistols for Two, this collection includes three of Heyer’s earliest short stories, published together in book form for the very first time. A treat for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and for those who love stories full of romance and intrigue.

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What a pleasure, reading theses stories again has been. Light, witty and dripping with Regency atmosphere, Georgette Heyer always delivers the goods.

Her books and stories take us to a world, where the heroes are the type we would all love to meet and her heroines are witty and clever. The situations the find themselves in are always entertaining and involve duels, balls, elopement and adventure

Even though I have read and re-read all of her books, they never bore you and you are always left, wishing there were new books to read and discover .

Alas, the greatest of Regency story tellers passed away in 1974 but the discovery of three new short stories by her, featured in this collection books, is a cause for even more delight.
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I was excited to see a new collection advertised, so preordered it immediately. I realised soon after that it was Pistols for Two plus three stories not published since the 1930s. If compared to other of Ms Heyer's books, the new stories do not add much and could be seen as a let down. Other reviewers have mentioned they are probably early attempts and the same plots have been reworked to greater success in later novels. Why 5 stars then? I am comparing the collection's plot lines, light almost effortless prose and scintillating dialogue between the characters to the sub standard Americanisms that pass for so much Regency novels now. A whole book without gottens, smirking, gushing, whiskey, snifters, drinks carts etc is a balm to my wounded soul. This book should be force fed to a certain section of American authors, they should copy it out by hand five hundred times before they are allowed to foist their attempts on the public again. I won't mention my pet hates, well, Christi Caldwell is up there, but there are others nearly as bad. If you already have Pistols for Two, it is not a bargain to pay £4.99 for three new stories, but my paperback copy was stored temporarily in the loft along with other treasures about five years ago, and it was much easier to buy this on kindle than to get the boxes down and then find space for more books in my living room. If you don't have Pistols for Two, I recommend it, the stories are too short, but then, I think all Ms Heyer's books are, I always reach the end wishing there were more, even when reading for the Nth time.
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This book is the old Pistols for Two plus 3 new stories. I have not read 'Pistol' for a few so this book was a satisfying & delightful read and the new stories show the early development of some very familiar stories. For anyone not familiar with Georgette Heyer's Regency novels this book is a good introduction to her style and quality, leaving you wanting more. I bought this to add to my collection and I a pleased that I did. I would also recommend her crime stories.
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If you are familiar with the works of GH you will recognise plots that she expanded into full length books. There are familiar characters under other names but nothing original. A quick read but not a book you would want to read again because of the storie's similarities to the other books.
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Truly awful collation - the stories just start then they are over, no depth at all and not worth £4.99. Very disappointing and only Heyer book I have not enjoyed
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A waste of money if you are a Georgette Heyer fan and already have 'Pistols for Two' which contains the same short stories. The three 'new' stories will also be instantly recognised as they have been used as the basis for full length stories.
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Nice to have the extra Georgette Heyers' which have teased out from her 'oddments'
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Was a gift ! No feed back !
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