[LMB] ot: recommending Georgette Heyer

Elizabeth ladylyzbeth at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 16:29:49 BST 2021


A personal fav of mine is The Corinthian. I also love Ajax and Black Sheep!

~~ *Elizabeth W   All extremes are dangerous. V Woolf*



On Sat, Oct 2, 2021 at 11:04 AM Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:

> Jerrie said:
>
> > Peter Hews had a hard time engaging with the Heyer novel, _Regency
> Buck_.  Just this
> > morning, over on the Heyer mailing list, someone wondered why _Regency
> Buck_ was always
> > trotted out as representative Heyer, when the poster felt it was far less
> humorous and
> > characteristic than other novels.
>
> I haven't read it in decades - but remember it as being rather bland. (This
> is why I haven't read it again.)
>
> > What can we recommend that Peter might find more engaging?  I'll say
> _Frederica_ and
> > _Unknown Ajax_.
>
> Good choices. I'll say "Sylvester" and "Black Sheep".
>
> "False Colours" is one I really loved, but again, I haven't read it in
> decades, and I don't hear people mentioning it much, and I always wonder
> why not.
>
> namaste,
> Elizabeth
>
> Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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