Georgette Heyer - Author

About the Author

Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.

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The Convenient Marriage

The Convenient Marriage

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Horatia Winwood doesn't play by the rules. So when she devises a plan to marry the wealthy and eligible Earl of Rule in place of her older sister - allowing her sister to marry her true love - the Earl relents and marries the headstrong Horatia instead. But the Earl is still seeing his mistress, Lady Massey, and despite her life of luxury Horatia finds herself drifting alone through high society. When she meets the attractive, dangerous Lord Lethbridge, Horry's days suddenly become more exciting. But there is bad blood between the Earl and Lethbridge - and as complications and deceptions mount, the social tangle grows ever trickier to unpick... Will Horry's gamble cost her everything?

The Great Roxhythe

The Great Roxhythe

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2018

Black Moth

Black Moth

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2017

Black Moth

Black Moth

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2017

When Lord Jack Carstares is falsely accused of cheating at cards, the young nobleman accepts the blame to protect his brother. Alone and friendless in his European exile, Jack is obliged to develop his skills as a swordsman — an accomplishment he puts to use upon his return to England, where he embarks upon a new career as a highwayman. Chivalrous Jack, like Robin Hood, steals only from the rich and shares his loot with the needy. And when he foils the attempted kidnapping of raven-haired beauty Diana Beauleigh, his rescue sets the stage for a thrilling romance and a chance at redemption.Georgette Heyer's debut novel, written as a diversion for her ailing brother, abounds in the qualities that make her books perennial favorites with lovers of historical romance: colorful characters, sparkling dialogue, and lively plotting punctuated by swashbuckling action. Set in the 1750s, The Black Moth is rich in Georgian-era atmosphere, offering a compulsive page-turner that novelist and critic Margaret Drabble praised as "e;stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty."e;

A Christmas Party

A Christmas Party

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/11/2015

Previously titled Envious Casca `Tis the season to find whodunit ... It is no ordinary Christmas at Lexham Manor. Six holiday guests find themselves the suspects in a murder inquiry when the old Scrooge who owns the substantial estate is found stabbed in the back. Whilst the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered the locked room where the victim was found, to commit this foul deed. For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, the investigation is also complicated by the fact that every guest at Lexham Manor is hiding something - casting suspicion far and wide...

Arabella

Arabella

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/12/2014

Perhaps the most deeply cherished novel among Heyer fans, Arabella is the story of a poor girl who captures the heart of a handsome and wealthy bachelor.When Arabella first arrives in London, she has only one mission: to snare a rich husband. With a mind to beat the competition, she pretends to be a rich heiress and soon finds herself the talk of the town, pursued by the most eligible bachelors in the city. But she has her sights on one man only: the much-hunted Mr Beaumaris. Our feisty heroine puts up a fight and deals the worldly-wise Beaumaris a deft hand in the game of love; at first grudgingly charmed, he soon becomes smitten. However, what will he think of her deceitful charade? Will it ruin her chance to be with the perfect man? Arabella contains some of Heyer's most witty dialogue and romantic banter; with its delightful and laugh-out-loud passages it is no wonder it remains the fan favourite.

Venetia

Venetia

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/11/2014

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalises and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul mate, or is she playing with fire?

The Spanish Bride

The Spanish Bride

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/11/2014

When Brigade-Major Harry Smith met the beautiful Juana Maria, an instant spark formed between the two fiery, energetic souls. The intensity of their marriage is made all the more gripping as it is played out against the Peninsular War of Napoleon versus Wellington; The Spanish Bride is both an endearing true love story and a detailed account of Wellington's battles and strategies, which Heyer When Brigade-Major Harry Smith met the beautiful Juana Maria, an instant spark formed between the two fiery, energetic souls. studied intensely for this unforgettable novel.

Cousin Kate

Cousin Kate

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 29/09/2014

When young and beautiful governess Kate Malvern finds herself unemployed, she is taken in by Minerva Broome, the aunt she has never met, and whisked away to the majestic country home of Staplewood. However, things are not as they seem: strange things start to happen in the manor and Staplewood soon turns from an inviting stately house to a cold and gloomy mansion with a dreadful secret! One of Georgette Heyer's later novels, Cousin Kate sees the author take a more experimental turn as she blends the regency romance genre with the suspenseful style of gothic horror.

The Corinthian

The Corinthian

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/09/2014

The accomplished Corinthian Sir Richard Wyndham is wealthy, sophisticated, handsome and supremely bored. Tired of his aristocratic family constantly pressuring him to get married, he determines to run away after meeting the delightful, unconventional heroine Penelope Creed. . Penelope { literally { falls into his life late one night as she hangs from the window of her aunt!|s house { she too attempting to escape the pressures of forced marriage. The two allies become embroiled in a series hilarious madcap adventures as they cross-dress, run into escaped criminals, have a case of mistaken identity and save people from their own dramatics. Little do they predict their feelings for one another blossoming into romance.

Faro's Daughter

Faro's Daughter

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/07/2014

Fiery, strong-willed Deb Grantham, who presides over a gaming house with her aunt, is hardly the perfect wife for the young and naive Lord Mablethorpe. His lordship!|s family are scandalised that he proposes to marry one of ![yen]faro!|s daughters!|, and his cousin { the proud, wealthy Max Ravenscar A- decides to take the matter in hand. Ravenscar always gets his way, but as he and Miss Grantham lock horns, they become increasingly drawn to each other. Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements, has Ravenscar finally met his match?

Masqueraders

Masqueraders

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/06/2014

After participating in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, Robin and Prudence, brother and sister, become engaged in a swashbuckling, romantic adventure. Our hero and heroine must cross dress and switch genders if they are to escape prosecution { a humorous move that allows Heyer to explore the manners and language affectations of the period as the two romp through the elite saloons and clubs of London.But what the two don!|t foresee is that they might fall in love along the way: Prudence with the elegant and dashing Sir Anthony Fanshawe, and Robin with the charming Letitia Grayson. Can the two unmask themselves without losing their lives?

Sylvester

Sylvester

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/11/2013

When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She thinks he is insufferably arrogant. But when a series of unforeseen events leads them to be stranded together in a lonely country inn, they are both forced to reassess their hastily formed opinions, and they begin to discover a new-found liking and respect for each other. But what Sylvester doesn't know is that Phoebe is about to publish a novel a novel in which all London will recognise him as the villainous 'Count Ugolino'.

The Grand Sophy

The Grand Sophy

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2013

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humourless fiancee Eugenia are disapproving. With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

Classic Voices Collection

Classic Voices Collection

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2013

Three Georgette Heyer short stories from Pistols for Two, published as part the Good Housekeeping Classic Voices series. Georgette Heyer is one of the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists. The author of over fifty books, she is famous for making the Regency period her own. In addition to novels, Heyer wrote many short stories, mostly for women s magazines. This collection of short stories comprises three stories that were first published in Good Housekeeping. The Pursuit of Hetty was originally commissioned as the lead story for Good Housekeeping s special Coronation issue in June 1953. It was later re-titled 'To Have the Honour'. All three appear in Georgette Heyer's short story collection, Pistols for Two.

The Black Moth

The Black Moth

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2013

The Black Moth was Georgette Heyer's first historical novel, written when she was only 19. It was set in the Georgian period, and although it was with the Regency period that she really made her name, it has many of the characteristics that were to make her so popular during her lifetime and up to the present day. The disgraced Earl Wyncham, who has become a highwayman, foils an abduction of a maiden, rescuing the damsel in distress, and the story unfolds from there. It is an elegant melodrama from beginning to end, with strong characters and persuasive period detail a must for all Georgette Heyer fans!

Friday's Child

Friday's Child

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2013

'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' Sunday Telegraph. A beautifully repackaged edition of one of the best of the best. Rejected by Miss Milborne, the Incomparable, for his unsteadiness of character, wild Lord Sheringham is bent on avenging Fate. Vowing to marry the first woman to cross his way, who should he see but Hero Wantage, the young and charmingly unsophisticated girl, who has loved him since childhood ...

The Grand Sophy

The Grand Sophy

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2013

'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' Sunday Telegraph. A beautifully repackaged edition of one of the best of the best. When the redoubtable Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy is ordered to South America on Diplomatic Business he parks his only daughter Sophy with his sister's family, the Ombersleys, in Berkeley Square. Upon her arrival, Sophy is bemused to see her cousins are in a sad tangle. The heartless and tyrannical Charles is betrothed to a pedantic bluestocking almost as tiresome as himself; Cecilia is besotted with a beautiful but quite feather-brained poet; and Hubert has fallen foul of a money-lender. It looks like the Grand Sophy has arrived just in time to sort them out, but she hasn't reckoned with Charles, the Ombersleys' heir, who has only one thought - to marry her off and rid the family of her meddlesome ways.

Frederica

Frederica

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2013

'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' Sunday Telegraph. A beautifully repackaged edition of one of the best of the best. Rich, handsome, darling of the ton, the hope of ambitious mothers and despair of his sisters - the Marquis of Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone. Until a distant connection, ignorant of his selfishness, applies to him for help. Plunged headlong into one drama after another by the large and irrepressible Merriville family, Alverstoke is surprised to find himself far from bored. The lovely Charis may be as hen-witted as she is beautiful but Jessamy is an interesting boy, and Felix an engaging scamp. And, most intriguing of all, their strong-minded sister Frederica, who seems more concerned with her family's welfare than his own distinguished attentions ...

Faro's Daughter

Faro's Daughter

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 25/02/2013

Fiery, strong-willed Deb Grantham, who runs a gaming house with her aunt, is hardly the perfect wife for the young and naive Lord Mablethorpe. His lordship's family are scandalised that he proposes to marry one of 'faro's daughters', and his cousin the proud, wealthy Max Ravenscar decides to take the matter in hand. Ravenscar always gets his way, but as they lock horns, he and Miss Grantham become increasingly drawn to each other. Amidst all the misunderstandings and entanglements, has Ravenscar finally met his match?

The Convenient Marriage

The Convenient Marriage

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2012

'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' Sunday Telegraph. A beautifully repackaged edition of one of the best of the best. When the eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the Beauty of the Winwood Family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans ...

Georgette Heyer Bundle: The Convenient Marriage/The Spanish Bride

Georgette Heyer Bundle: The Convenient Marriage/The Spanish Bride

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: eBook Release Date: 15/03/2012

This 2 in 1 edition features The Spanish Bride and The Convenient Marriage - two of Georgette Heyer's hugely popular Regency novels.The Spanish BrideShot-proof, fever-proof and a veteran campaigner at the age of twenty-five, Brigade-Major Harry Smith is reputed to be the luckiest man in Lord Wellington's army. But at the siege of Badajos, his friends foretell the ruin of his career. For when Harry meets the defenceless Juana, a fiery passion consumes him. Under the banner of honour and with the selfsame ardour he so frequently displays in battle, he dives headlong into marriage. In his beautiful child-bride, he finds a kindred spirit, and a temper to match. But for Juana, a long year of war must follow.The Convenient Marriage When the eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the Beauty of the Winwood Family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans.

The Grand Sophy

The Grand Sophy

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 29/08/2011

Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humourless fiancee Eugenia are disapproving. With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace, Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin - can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

The Convenient Marriage

The Convenient Marriage

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/08/2010

Unconventional, warm and witty, this Georgian romance by Georgette Heyer unusually begins with a marriage rather than ending with one. When Horatia Winwood steps in to marry the Earl of Rule, the disappointed suitor of her elegant sister, it is the luxuries of high society life that she becomes entranced with rather than her husband. And yet, despite the countless misunderstandings, spats and blunders, somewhere along the line, this marriage of convenience turns into the real thing.

The Black Moth

The Black Moth

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2010

Venetia

Venetia

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2010

The 2009 Naxos AudioBooks recording of Sylvester met with resounding approval and clamours for more Georgette Heyer audiobooks. Here is Venetia , a clear favourite from among Heyer's novels. In her trademark buoyant and exuberant style, Heyer tells the story of an unconventional romance, which is full of riveting dialogue and loveable, very human characters. Quick-witted, self-assured, funny and beautiful, Venetia is one of Georgette Heyer's most popular heroines. When the dashing Lord Demerel intrudes upon a quiet provincial community in the North of England, news of his scandalous past soon sets tongues wagging. In spite her of sheltered upbringing, though, Venetia is singularly unfazed by the rakish Demerel, and proves to be more than a match for him.

Sylvester

Sylvester

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/07/2009

When Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, first meets Phoebe Marlow, he finds her dull and insipid. She finds him insufferably arrogant. But when a series of unforeseen events leads them to be stranded together in a lonely country inn, they are both forced to reassess their hastily formed opinions, and begin to feel a new-found liking and respect for each other. Sylvester calls to mind the satirical genius of a Jane Austen novel and is adored for its wit and a fast-paced plot that ranges across a myriad of settings.

Cotillion

Cotillion

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 10/01/2009

Cotillion , one of the most popular historical novels by Regency romance expert Georgette Heyer, is presented in Naxos AudioBooks style, with classical music enhancing the production. Kitty Charing comes to London from the country to find a husband and secure her fortune. It is the first of two Heyer titles planned for 2009. Clare Wille was widely praised for her reading of Cranford .

The Unfinished Clue

The Unfinished Clue

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2007

The stabbing of irascible General Sir Arthur Billington-Smith fails to stir up grief in anyone - least of all his family, which is no wonder considering the way he had treated them all during the fateful weekend. He had disinherited his son, humiliated his wife, refused to help his financially stricken nephew and made no secret of his loathing for his son's fiancee, a cabaret dancer. Inspector Harding picks his way through a mass of familial discontent to find the culprit - and find much more besides.

Penhallow

Penhallow

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2007

The death of Adam Penhallow on the eve of his birthday seems, at first, to be by natural causes. He was elderly after all. But Penhallow wasn't well liked. He had ruled over his estate with an iron will and a sharp tongue. He had played one relative off against another. He was so bad tempered and mean that both his servants and his family hated him. It soon transpires that far from being a peaceful death, Penhallow was, in fact, murdered. Poisoned. With his family gathered to celebrate his birthday, and servants that both feared and despised him, there are more than a dozen prime suspects. But which one of them turned hatred into murder?

Footsteps in the Dark

Footsteps in the Dark

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2007

The Priory may be ramshackled in appearance, but Peter, Margaret and Celia, who have inherited it from their uncle, love it for its rambling charm. But there's more to this house than is at first apparent: for years hardly a single person has set foot in the place, and even their uncle chose to live in a different house, far away from this particular property. Local wisdom says that the house is haunted. And when things start going bump in the night, it certainly seems as if something ghostly is walking the Priory's halls. Then a murder is committed. Does the key to solving the crime lie in the realm of the supernatural? Or is the explanation much more down to earth?

Why Shoot a Butler?

Why Shoot a Butler?

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/01/2007

It is a complete mystery why anyone would choose to murder the trusted old butler of Norton Manor. Barrister turned amateur detective, Frank Amberley, has reason to suspect that the shooting involves the nervy young lady discovered at the scene of the crime, a snooping gentleman in the halls of Greythorne and then a second dead body. A dramatic tale of upstairs, downstairs and family secrets.

Duplicate Death

Duplicate Death

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2006

A civilised game of Duplicate Bridge ends in a double murder in which both victims were strangled with a tourniquet of picture wire. The crimes seem identical, but were they carried out by the same hand? The odds of solving this crime are stacked up against Inspector Hemingway. Fortunately, this first-rate detective doesn't miss a trick.

Detection Unlimited

Detection Unlimited

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Slumped on a seat under an oak tree is old Sampson Warrenby, with a bullet through his brain. He is discovered by his anxious niece, Mavis, who is just one of the tne people in the village in the running for chief suspect, having just cause to dislike Warrenby intensely. Only Chief Inspector Hemingway can uncover which of the ten has turned hatred into murder.

No Wind of Blame

No Wind of Blame

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Tragedy befalls the Carter family following an eventful visit from a Russian prince and a scandalous blackmail letter. The murder of Wally Carter generates a bewildering mystery - how does one shoot a man crossing a narrow bridge without being near the murder weapon when it is fired? The superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway reveals his unnerving talent for solving a fiendish problem.

Death in the Stocks

Death in the Stocks

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2006

A moonlit night. A sleeping village. And an unaccountable murder... An English bobbie returning from night patrol finds a corpse in evening dress locked in the stocks on the village green. He identifies the body immediately. Andrew Vereker was not a well-loved man, and narrowing down the suspects is not going to be an easy job. The Vereker family are corrupt and eccentric -and hardly cooperative ... It's another case for the resourceful Superintendent Hannasyde, who sets off on the trail of a killer so cunning that even his consummate powers of detection are tested to their limits...

Behold, Here's Poison

Behold, Here's Poison

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2006

When Gregory Matthews, patriarch of the Poplars is found dead one morning, imperious Aunt Harriet blames it on the roast duck he ate for supper. After all, she had warned him about his blood pressure. But a post-mortem determines that the cause of death is much more sinister. Murder. By poison. Suspicion falls immediately amongst his bitter, quarrelsome family. Each has a motive; each, opportunity. It falls to Superintendent Hannasyde to sift through all the secrets and lies and discover just who killed Gregory Matthews, before the killer strikes again...

A Blunt Instrument

A Blunt Instrument

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2006

When Ernest Fletcher is found bludgeoned to death in his study, everyone is shocked and mystified: Ernest was well-liked and respected, so who would have a motive for killing him? Enter Superintendent Hannasyde who, with consummate skill, begins to uncover the complexities of Fletcher's life. It seems the real Fletcher was far from the gentleman he pretended to be. There is, in fact, no shortage of people who wanted him dead. Then, a second murder is committed, with striking similarities to the first, giving a grotesque twist to a very unusual case.

The Conqueror

The Conqueror

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2005

William the Bastard, base-born son of the Duke of Normandy, must fight the King of France to regain his Duchy. Spurned in love by the lovely Princess Matilda, the fighting Duke dares to take a whip to her in her own father's palace, before making her his bride. Thwarted by the Saxon Earl Harold of a promise of the throne of England, William the Conqueror sails to Hastings to claim the King's crown and sceptre for his own.

Beauvallet

Beauvallet

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2005

'Mad Nicholas' to his friends, 'Scourge of Spain' to the enemy, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has never been known to resist a challenge.When a captured galleon yields the lovely Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylva, he vows to return her and her father to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas which have made him Drake's equal and a favourite of the Queen. He will take Dominica as his bride even if he must enter the lion's den...

Simon The Coldheart

Simon The Coldheart

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2005

Even as a fourteen-year-old orphan, Simon Beauvallet knows his own mind. Later, friend and foe alike will know better than to cross the flaxen-haired mountain of a man whose exploits in battle have earned him knighthood, lands and gilded armour. After Agincourt, he has no equal save the king himself in generalship - until his legendary prowess is baulked by a woman. In Normandy, the icy rage of Simon the Coldheart must melt - or quench Lady Margaret, spitfire of Belremy.

My Lord John

My Lord John

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/10/2005

John, Duke of Bedford, grew to manhood fighting for his father, King Henry IV of England, on the wild and lawless Northern Marches. A prince of the royal blood, loyal, strong, the greatest ally that his brother - the future Henry V - was to have. Filled with the clash of bitter rivalries and deadly power struggles, this is Georgette Heyer's last and most ambitious novel.

Cousin Kate

Cousin Kate

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2005

Kate Malvern, rescued from penury by her aunt Minerva, hardly knows what to expect at Staplewood - the grand household is so very different from a life spent following the drum in the Peninsular! But surely, other households are more homelike? Kate's uncle lives in one wing, handsome, moody cousin Torquil in another; thought the guests are few, even family dinners are formal. And, when Kate begins to suspect the shocking reason for Minerva's generousity, she has no-one to confide in but cousin Philip - who appears to have taken her in instant dislike... Cousin Kate shows all the ingredients that made Georgette Heyer a romantic novelist, beloved to a huge worldwide readership.

Pistols For Two

Pistols For Two

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2005

Affairs of honour between bucks and blades, rakes and rascals; and affairs of the heart between heirs and orphans, beauties and bachelors; romance, intrigue, escapades and duels at dawn: all the gallantry, villainy and elegance of the age that Georgette Heyer has so triumphantly made her own are exquisitely revived in these eleven stories of the Regency. Georgette Heyer's historical accuracy and eye for a wonderful story of romance is unequalled, and in Pistols For Two we can see the skills which won her a devoted audience that continues to this day.

Masqueraders

Masqueraders

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2005

Robin and Prudence Merriot have been dissemblers since they were children. And in this age of slippery politics, they need to be. So it is nothing for them to rescue a rich heiress from her abductor. But once committed to their masquerade, they must see it through... For more than fifty years Georgette Heyer was the undisputed queen of historical romance. And as these hugely succesful reprints have shown, she still has a large devoted readership.

The Quiet Gentleman

The Quiet Gentleman

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2005

When Gervase Frant, Seventh Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming. Only Theo, a cousin even quieter than himself, is there to greet him - and when he meets his stepmother and young half-brother he detects open disappointment that he survived the wars. But the dangers of the Lincolnshire countryside are quite different to those of the battlefield. Georgette Heyer was the most successful and best-loved novelist of her day, and The Quite Gentleman displays all the skills which won the hearts of her large and enduring audience.

Royal Escape

Royal Escape

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2005

Dispossessed of crown and kingdom, crushed and routed at the grim Battle of Worcester, the young Charles II is forced to flee for his life. Out of the heat of battle, the outlaw King and his tiny party must journey across Cromwell's England to a Channel port and a ship bound for France and safety. But the King, with his love of adventure, his irrepressible humour and his unmistakeable looks, is no easy man to hide... A typically witty, exciting and wonderful tale of historical adventure, Royal Escape will please Georgette Heyer fans old and new.

April Lady

April Lady

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2005

When the new Lady Cardross begins to fill her days with fashion and frivolity, the Earl has to wonder whether she did really only marry him for his money, as his family so helpfully suggests. And now Nell doesn't dare tell him the truth... What with the concern over his wife's heart and pocket, sorting out her brother's scrapes and trying to prevent his own half sister from eloping, it is no wonder that the much-tried Earl almost misses the opportunity to smooth the path of true love in his marriage ...

The Spanish Bride

The Spanish Bride

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2005

Shot-proof, fever-proof and a veteran campaigner at the age of twenty-five, Brigade-Major Harry Smith is reputed to be the luckiest man in Lord Wellington's army. But at the siege of Badajos, his friends foretell the ruin of his career. For when Harry meets the defenceless Juana, a fiery passion consumes him. Under the banner of honour and with the selfsame ardour he so frequently displays in battle, he dives headlong into marriage. In his beautiful child-bride, he finds a kindred spirit, and a temper to match. But for Juana, a long year of war must follow ... Georgette Heyer was for over fifty years one of the most prolific, succesful and best writers of historical romance. In The Spanish Bride she shows the skill that has won the hearts of a new wide audience in the twenty-first century.

False Colours

False Colours

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2005

The Honourable Christopher Fancot, on leave from the diplomatic service in the summer of 1817, is startled to find his entrancing but incorrigibly extravagant mother on the brink of financial and social ruin - and more than alarmed to find that his twin, Evelyn, has disappeared without trace. Christopher - Kit - is forced into an outrageous masquerade by the tangled affairs of his wayward family: his rigid uncle, Lord Brumby, the surprisingly wily Sir Bonamy Ripple, the formidable old Lady Stavely and Evelyn's betrothed, Cressy. But in the face of Evelyn's continues absence, Kit's ingenuity is stretched to the limit ... In this typically wonderful and sweeping romance, Georgette Heyer shows all the skill that made her the queen of historical fiction for over fifty years - and won her a huge audience that continues to this day.

Sprig Muslin

Sprig Muslin

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2005

Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family. But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. His captive in spring muslin has more than her rapturous good looks and bandboxes to aid her - she is also possessed of a runaway imagination... A typically enthralling historical novel, Spri Muslin shows the skill which has kept Georgette Heyer a huge and devoted raedership to this day.

A Civil Contract

A Civil Contract

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2005

Adam Deveril, the new Viscount Lynton and a hero at Salamanca, returns from the Peninsula War to find his family on the brink of ruin and the broad acres of his ancestral home mortgaged to the hilt. It is Lord Oversley, father of Adam's first love, who tactfully introduces him to Mr Jonathan Chaleigh, a City man of apparently unlimited wealth with no social ambitions for himself, but with his eyes firmly fixed on a suitable match for his one and only daughter. For more than fifty years Georgette Heyer brought romance and adventure to a wordwide readership and Civil Contarct shows how she continues to be loved today.

Lady Of Quality

Lady Of Quality

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2005

Independent and spirited, Miss Annis Wychwood gives little thought to finding herself a suitable husband, thus dashing the dreams of many hopeful suitors. When she becomes embroiled in the affairs of the runaway heiress Lucilla, though, she encounters the beautiful fugitive's guardian - as rakish and uncivil a rogue she has ever met. Although chafing a bit at the restrictions of Regency society in Bath, Annis does have to admit that Oliver Carleton, at least, is never boring. Showing all the skills that won her a devoted worldwide readership, Georgette Heyer's Lady of Quality is a dashing romance by the undisputed queen of the romantic novel.

The Convenient Marriage

The Convenient Marriage

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2005

When the eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the Beauty of the Winwood Family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans ... Fo over fifty years until her death in 1974, Georgette Heyer was the undisputed queen of historical romantic fiction, and the The Convenient Marriage shows why she configures to be loved by a huge readership to this day.

Cotillion

Cotillion

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2005

The three great-nephews of cantankerous Mr Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune -- the wily old gentleman has hatched a typically freakish plan for his stepdaughter's future and his own amusement: his fortune will be Kitty's dowry. But while the beaux are scrambling for her hand, Kitty counters with her own inventive, if daring, scheme: a sham engagement which should keep wedlock at bay ... Cotillion shows what made Georgette Heyer the undisputed queen of historical romance - one of the most popular novelists of her day, she is still adored by a huge readership.

The Unknown Ajax

The Unknown Ajax

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2005

Miles from anywhere, Darracott Place is presided over by irascible Lord Darracott. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper. For now he must send for the unknown offspring of the uncle whom the family are never permitted to mention. Yet none of that beleaguered family are prepared for the arrival of the weaver's brat and heir apparent ... Yet again Georgette Heyer shows the qualities that made her one of the most successful and best-loved romantic novelists of her age, and why her popularity endures to this day.

The Nonesuch

The Nonesuch

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2005

Sir Waldo Hawkridge -- wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as 'The Nonesuch' for his athletic prowess -- believes he is past the age of falling in love. But when he comes North to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications ... Georgette Heyer won the hearts of a huge worldwide readership with her peerless novels of historical romance - a readership which continues to this day - and in The Nonesuch, all her storytelling skills are in eveidence.

The Talisman Ring

The Talisman Ring

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2005

The legend of the Headless Horseman and a proposed marriage de convenance both have their impact on the mystery of a golden talisman ring and Lord Lavenham's young heir, Ludovic. Neither Sir Tristram Shield nor Eustacie, his young French cousin, share the slightest inclination to marry one another, yet it is Lord Lavenham's dying wish. For there is no one else to provide for the old man's granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice ... Yet again Georgette Heyer shows the qualities that made her one of the most successful and best-loved romantic novelists of her age, and why her popularity endures to this day.

Powder And Patch

Powder And Patch

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2004

In an 18th-Century England of wit, womanising and powdered wigs, provincial Philip Jettan runs the risk of irreproachability. Cleone Charteris stands in no such danger. The golden-haired, headstrong despair of men, she seeks a husband who can duel and dice with the best of them. So Philip leaves for Paris, where his father's hopes and his lover's ideals are realised but with unforeseen consequences for them both ... A peerlessly successful and prolific romantic novelist, Georgette Heyer shows in Powder And Patch what won her a wide, devoted readership that continues to this day.

The Corinthian

The Corinthian

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2004

The only question which hangs over the life of Sir Richard Wyndham, notable whip, dandy and Corinthian, is one of marriage. On the eve of making the most momentous decision of his life, he is on his way home, a little worse for drink, when he chances upon a beautiful young fugitive climbing out of a window by means of knotted sheets - and so finds a perfect opportunity for his own escape. The Corinthian has eveything that Georgette Heyer's devoted readership came to expect and that made her one of the most popular novelists of her day, and still adored by a huge audience.

The Foundling

The Foundling

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2004

The shy, young Duke of Sale has never known his parents, Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware (Gilly for short) has endured twenty-four years of rigorous mollycoddling form his uncle and valet. But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee. No sooner has he entered this new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure ... For over fifty years, Georgette Heyer was the undisputed queen of historical, romantic fiction. The Foundling shows all of her wonderful talents at their best, and how she won a huge audience that continues to this day.

Charity Girl

Charity Girl

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2004

When Fate and a chivalrous impulse combine to saddle Viscount Desford with a friendless homeless waif named Cherry Steane, to whom else should he turn in such a scrape but his old childhood playmate, Henrietta Silverdale? For all they refused to oblige their parents by marrying, they have always been the best of friends. But as Desford pursues Cherry's lickpenny grandfather and reprobate father around unfashionable watering places and the seedier fringes of society, Hetta is forced to wonder whether he might not, at last, have fallen in love. Without the timely intervention of his scapegrace brother Simon, and Hetta's worthy suitor Gary Nethercott, Desford is in danger of making a rare mess of his affairs. Charity Girl is a wonderful romantic novel by the queen of the Regency romance , and one of the most popular historical novelists of all time.

Bath Tangle

Bath Tangle

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2004

Denied her inheritance and her freedom, she must rely only on her passion... Serena is the daughter of an eccentric Earl, who left a widow younger than his own daughter - and who handed trusteeship of Serena's inheritance to the Marquis of Rotherham, a man she once jilted. With the Marquis holding the power to withhold consent from any marriage she might contemplate, Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny move to Bath. There, Serena meets an old flame, Major Hector Kirkby - and so begins an intricate dance of love, manners and marriage that threatens to entangle all of Bath... Bath Tangle is a classic Regency romance from Georgette Heyer, the legendary creator of the beloved Regency romance genre.

Arabella

Arabella

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/10/2004

A fiery debutante. An ill-tempered bachelor. A Regency romance for the ages. Arabella, the daughter of an impoverished country parson, dreams of a new life in London. But her beauty and charm will only get her so far - and when Arabella embarks on her first London season armed with nothing but a benevolent godmother and her own notoriously short temper, she quickly runs afoul of Robert Beaumaris. He's the most eligible bachelor of the day, with a personality as strong and combative as hers - and Arabella cannot abide him thinking of her as just another pretty girl after his wealth. So she allows herself to be provoked into a game of deception - one that could have unexpected consequences... Arabella is a rich, dashing romance from Georgette Heyer, the legendary creator of the beloved Regency romance genre.

Friday's Child

Friday's Child

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2004

Rejected by the incomparable Miss Milborne for his unsteadiness of character, wild Lord Sheringham is bent on avenging Fate and coming into his fortune. But the very first woman he should see is Hero Wantage, the young and charmingly unsophisticated chit, who has loved him since childhood ... Friday's Child is a typically sweeping historical romance by the queen of the genre, who for fifty years won the hearts of readers worldwide and has found a new devoted readership in the twenty-first century.

Black Sheep

Black Sheep

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2004

Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-for-naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew! But Abby, adept at managing her sweet silly sister Selina, her lively niece, and the host of her admirers among Bath's circumscribed society, has less success in managing her own unruly heart. The Black Sheep is a sweeping, spiritual novel that shows how Geogette Heyer became the most successful and popular writer of her generation and configures to be loved by a huge readership today.

These Old Shades

These Old Shades

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2004

Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his soubriquet 'Satanas', flourishes as well. Then, from a dark Parisian back alley, he plucks L-on, a red-headed urchin with strangely familiar looks, just in time for his long over-due schemes of revenge on the Comte de St. Vire. Among the splendours of Versailles and the dignified mansions of England, Justin begins to unfold his sinister plans -- until, that is, Leon becomes the ravishing beauty Leonie ... Yet again Georgette Heyer shows the qualities that made her one of the most successful and best-loved romantic novelists of her age, and why her popularity endures to this day.

Sylvester

Sylvester

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2004

Endowed with rank, wealth and elegance, Sylvester, Duke of Salford, posts into Wiltshire to discover if the Honorable Phoebe Marlow will meet his exacting requirements for a bride. If he does not expect to meet a tongue-tied stripling wanting both manners and conduct, then he is intrigued indeed when his visit causes Phoebe to flee her home. They meet again on the road to London, where her carriage has come to grief in the snow. Yet Phoebe, already caught in one imbroglio, now knows she soon could be well deep in another ... A typically wonderful historical novel, Sylvester shows once more why Georgette Heyer is the undisputed queen of the genre she created - the Regency romance.

An Infamous Army

An Infamous Army

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2004

The Battle of Waterloo. A heart-racing tale of adventure, love and fate against the backdrop of one of the most decisive battles in history by one of the greatest and best-selling romantic novelists of all time. In 1815, beneath the aegis of the Army of Occupation, Brussels is the gayest town in Europe. And the widow Lady Barbara Childe, renowned for being as outrageous as she is beautiful, is at the centre of all that is fashionable and light-hearted. When she meets Charles Audley, dashing aide-de-camp to the great Duke of Wellington himself, her joie de vivre knows no bounds - until the eve of the fateful Battle of Waterloo ... Georgette Heyer was the creator - greatest practitioner - of the Regency romance, and An Infamous Army shows why she has won the hearts of a whole new audience with her sweeping historical fiction.

Black Moth

Black Moth

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2004

Jack Carstares, the disgraced Earl of Wyncham, left England seven long years ago, sacrificing his honour for that of his brother when he was accused of cheating at cards. Now he is back, roaming his beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwayman. Not long after his return, he encounters his old adversary, the libertine Duke of Andover, just in time to dispute at the point of his sword the attempted abduction of a society beauty. But foiled once, the 'Black Moth' has no intention of failing again. With this peerlessly romantic and dashing story shows Georgette Heyer's great skills fully formed even at an incredibly young age - and how she was set to work over the hearts of readers around the world.

Regency Buck

Regency Buck

Author: Georgette Heyer Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2003

It is in regrettable circumstances that beautiful Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine first encounter Julian St. John Audley. The man, they both agree, is an insufferably arrogant dandy. But unfortunately for them, he is also the Fifth Earl of Worth, a friend of the Regent and, quite by chance, their legal guardian ... Delightfully witty and romantic, Regency Buck shows all the skills which made Georgette Heyer the most widely read and loved author of historical romances in the world, and which have made another generation fall in love with her all over again.

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