[LMB] ot: recommending Georgette Heyer
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sun Oct 3 23:39:14 BST 2021
On Sat, 2 Oct 2021 16:26:01 +0000, catherine muir <c_muir68 at hotmail.com>
>A friend of mine once tried to equate Geogette Heyer with Barbara Cartland. When I came down from the ceiling and stopped sputtering, I recommended 3 books – the “waterloo” ones: that is, The Spanish Bride (Peninsular Campaign to Waterloo): An Infamous Army (the Hundred Days): and A Civil Contract (the view from civilian
England). These are not primarily the comedies of manners we usually recommend; but perhaps Peter might find them more to his taste as historicals?
>(incidentally, my friend commented later that she found the books rather dangerous because “she forgot everything else” while reading them. Point?)
>Oh, and a warning: Peter, NEVER read anything by Barbara Cartland.
Horrible, horrible, horrible woman.
Someone dubbed her "Cruelty without beauty", a riff on a cosmetics ad.
She was asked once in an interview if she thought class distinctions
were breaking down, to which she replied: "Obviously, or I'd not be
talking to a person like you."
A nation which thinks that it is belief in God and not good law which makes
people honest does not seem to me very advanced. - Denis Diderot
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