[LMB] [LMB} ot: recommending Georgette Heyer
kcollett at hamilton.edu
Mon Oct 25 23:03:07 BST 2021
On Oct 25, 2021, at 3:43 PM, Elizabeth Stowe <estowe427 at gmail.com> wrote:
> For great fun and romance, I recommend The Talisman Ring, Faro's Daughter, and Cotillion.
And The Unknown Ajax, I think!
> For hilarious characters, try False Colours, the Great Sophy, and No Wind of Blame (one of Heyer's contemporary detective tales).
I would put Reluctant Widow here (particularly the feckless brother),
> To glimpse some fashion plates of 18th century England -- wearing wigs, wrist ruffles, and panniers (hoops) -- who also enjoyed more riotous living than characters did in the sedate Regency, delve into These Old Shades, Devil's Cub, and The Masqueraders. Beauvallet is a swashbuckler in the style of Sabatini's Captain Blood.
> For slightly older heroes and heroines, check out Sprig Muslin, The Quiet Gentleman, Black Sheep, and The Reluctant Widow.
Another category would be the ones with tear-jerking sections, with at least Friday’s Child and Venetia. Oh, and Frederica, but only briefly.
There could almost be a category of grey-eyed heroines named Hetty or similar, it sometimes seems!
Nice to see you back!
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