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Such a Delight!,
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This review is from: Georgette Heyer's Regency World (Paperback)
Definitely a book for dipping into rather than reading cover to cover as I did. It will be a useful reference book for me from now on, however.
It covers essential material about social life and manners of the upper set during the Regency period, but has very little to say about the lower orders. To be fair, Jennifer Kloester does point this out at the beginning of the book.
Where clothing, pastimes and shopping are concerned it is an absolute goldmine and it is full of information about gender roles and expectations, though this can become a little tedious to read. After all, if you read Heyer much of this information can be gleaned from her stories without being made explicit.
The appendices are especially fun if you want to start reusing some prime Regency phraseology or learn who the key figures in society and literature were.
The allusions to Heyer's novels are really only useful if you have read them all and know them in detail and so might be tedious for the general reader (but then maybe you wouldn't buy this book if you were a general reader). It is still worth having a look at for interest's sake, though maybe not for in depth historical research.