Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Georgette Heyer

The novelist Georgette Heyer died on this day in 1974.  I loved reading her Regency Romances as a girl and still find myself dipping into one if I need a quick pick me up.  I think she was an absolute master of the genre.  Well written, witty, good characterisation, very well researched and absolutely G rated. 

I have read a couple of her detective novels but they don't resonate quite as much with me.  I have all 33 of her Regency works.  Her works were, and are, immensely popular – and of course, the critics turned their nose up at them.


  1. You have quite a collection.

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  2. I have not read anything by this author yet, although over the last couple of years I have read a few regencies.


  3. I think I have probably read every one of them - oh how I loved them when I was a teenager. I kept a couple of them, my absolute favourites, and take them down off the shelf every now and again - The Corinthian, These Old Shades, Unknown Ajax. Thanks for reminding me of them - must be time I featured one on my blog...I did one of the detective stories a while back.

  4. Carol, you left a comment on my review of The Toll Gate by Georgette Heyer at the Silk Screen Views blog. Thank you. I love her romances and own all of them. I re-read them occasionally, especially when I need a mood fix, but like you, I don't consider her mysteries on the same level of quality.
    I don't think The Toll Gate is my absolute favorite, but many other Heyer's romances definitely are. My reviews of some of them will appear on the blog some time later.


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