The Private World of Georgette Heyer

The Private World of Georgette Heyer

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As an internationally bestselling phenomenon and queen of the Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer is one of the most beloved historical novelists of our time. She's written more than fifty novels - romances, detective stories and contemporary works of fiction - yet her private life was practically inaccessible to any but her closest friends and relatives.

With this classic biography we catch a glimpse into Georgette Heyer's world and that of her most memorable characters. With access to private papers and archives, Jane Aiken Hodge reveals a formidable, energetic woman, with an impeccable sense of style and, beyond everything, a love for all things Regency.

Lavishly illustrated from Georgette Heyer's own research files, her family archives and other Regency sources, complete with extracts from her correspondence and references to her work, The Private World is a delight and a must-read for every Georgette Heyer fan.

Publisher: Bath : Chivers, 2008
ISBN: 9780370305080
Characteristics: 316 p. : ill.


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JCLJulieT Mar 11, 2013

An engaging and comprehensive biography of one of my favorite authors. Things I learned: Heyer's work really is as awesome as I thought; she was a driven writer with a pasion for historical research - what I wouldn't give to see her card file of period slang!; she was a very private person. I liked this author's assessment of how Heyer's plotting and characters matured as she did, and examples of how barristers featured more prominently in her work after her husband became one, and how one of her books was "published simultaneously with her son."

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