Georgette Heyer's Regency World

Author: Jennifer Kloester

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407011227

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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A bestselling novelist since 1921, Georgette Heyer is known across the world for her historical romances set in Regency England. Millions of readers love the outrageous lifestyle, fashion and capricious escapades of the elegant bon ton, and no one has captured that world better than Georgette Heyer, with universally beloved novels such as Regency Buck, The Grand Sophy and Friday's Child. Georgette Heyer's Regency World is the ultimate, definitive guide to Georgette Heyer's wonderful and enchanting realm: her heroines, her villains and dashing heroes, the shops, clubs and towns they frequented, the parties and seasons they celebrated, how they ate, drank, dressed, socialized, shopped and drove. An utterly delightful and fun read, beautifully illustrated and compelling in its historical detail, this is a must-have for any Georgette Heyer fan.

Die Jungfernfalle

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732558967

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

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Gefährliche Versuchungen, zweifelhafte Freier und ein schurkischer Entführer ... Nach dem Tod ihres Vaters macht sich die junge Aristokratin Judith Taverner zusammen mit ihrem Bruder Perry auf den Weg nach London, um dort in die High Society eingeführt zu werden. Aber unmittelbar nach ihrer Ankunft haben die Geschwister ein Problem: Durch einen Fehler im Testament wurde der attraktive Julian Audley, der fünfte Earl of Worth, zum Vormund der beiden ernannt. Während der junge Perry sich ins Londoner Getümmel stürzt und dort schnell auf die schiefe Bahn gerät, wird die hübsche Judith von heiratswilligen Lords belagert. Doch ihr arroganter Vormund Julian weigert sich partout, seine Einwilligung zu ihrer Hochzeit zu geben! Als Perry nur knapp einem Unglück entgeht, muss sich Judith fragen, wem sie eigentlich vertrauen kann ... "Die Jungfernfalle" (im Original: "Regency Buck") entführt die Leser in das London Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts - jetzt als eBook bei beHEARTBEAT. Herzklopfen garantiert.

Georgette Heyer

Author: Jennifer Kloester

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 140227176X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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The groundbreaking biography of one of the world's best-loved and bestselling authors Who was the real Georgette Heyer? Georgette Heyer famously said, "I am to be found in my work." Who was this amazing writer who was so secretive about her personal life that she never gave an interview? Where did she get her ideas? Were there real-life models for her ultra-manly heroes, independent-minded heroines, irascible guardians, and clever villains? What motivated her to build a Regency worldso intricately researched that readers want to escape there again and again? Heyer's Regency romances, historical novels, and mysteries have surprised and delighted millions of readers for decades, while the woman behind the storieshas stayed hidden...Until now! With unprecedented, exclusive access to Heyer's notebooks, papers, and early letters, Jennifer Kloester uncovers both the complex life of a private woman anda masterful writer's craft that will forever resonate in literature and beyond. "A wonderful entertaining biography—a readable and lively account of this beloved writer."—Eloisa James, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Required reading for all lovers of Regency novels."—Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author of No Longer a Gentleman "A superb portrayal of one of my all-time favorite writers."—Anne Gracie, award-winning author of Bride By Mistake "An engaging, intriguing, absorbing, read!"—Stephanie Laurens, #1 New York Times bestselling author Praise for Georgette Heyer's Regency World: "Meticulously researched yet splendidly entertaining ... a must-have."—Publishers Weekly Starred Review "Detailed, informative, impressively researched. A Heyer lover writing for Heyer fans."—Times Literary Supplement "Kloester's lively book will delight died-in-the-wool Regency readers." —Booklist

The Toll-Gate

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456315

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A dashing Regency romance from the legendary Georgette Heyer, founder of the genre. Captain John Staple's exploits against Napoleon's armies in the Iberian Peninsula have earned him the nickname 'Crazy Jack' amongst his comrades in the Dragoon Guards - but once the Battle of Waterloo brings the curtain down once and for all on the Napoleonic Wars, the boisterous, adventure-loving Captain finds life in peacetime intolerably dull. When the Captain finds himself lost in the Pennines, he takes refuge at an unmanned toll-house. It's there that he encounters a woman of extraordinary qualities - and suddenly, his soldiering days pale away next to the adventure, and the romance, of a lifetime...

Die drei Ehen der Grand Sophy

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732531767

Category: Fiction

Page: 451

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London, 1816: Als die 20-jährige Sophy Stanton-Lacy im Haus ihrer Tante eintrifft, ist die gesamte Verwandtschaft schockiert. Alle hatten ein schüchternes junges Mädchen erwartet. Aber Sophy ist eine hochgewachsene, selbstbewusste und energische junge Frau, die sich keck über die ungeschriebenen Gesetze der gehobenen Gesellschaft hinwegsetzt. Voller Elan mischt Sophy sich in die Liebesangelegenheiten anderer Leute ein und treibt ihren gutaussehenden Cousin Charles langsam aber sicher in den Wahnsinn. Doch am Ende finden sich alle Paare, und auch Sophy kann der Liebe nicht auf Dauer entfliehen ... "Die drei Ehen der Grand Sophy" ist ein wunderbarer und amüsanter Regency-Roman mit einer charmanten Heldin. Jetzt als eBook bei beHEARTBEAT.

Classic Voices Collection

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473505054

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

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Three Georgette Heyer short stories from Pistols for Two, published as part the Good Housekeeping Classic Voices series. Georgette Heyer is one of the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists. The author of over fifty books, she is famous for making the Regency period her own. In addition to novels, Heyer wrote many short stories, mostly for women’s magazines. This collection of short stories comprises three stories that were first published in Good Housekeeping. ‘The Pursuit of Hetty’ was originally commissioned as the lead story for Good Housekeeping’s special Coronation issue in June 1953. It was later re-titled 'To Have the Honour'. All three appear in Georgette Heyer's short story collection, Pistols for Two.

Lord Sherry

Roman

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423207843

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Page: 459

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Frühlingsluft

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732558991

Category: Fiction

Page: 412

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Sir Gareth Ludlow, ein attraktiver Baron aus altadliger Familie, soll wieder heiraten. Da er noch immer um seine verstorbene Verlobte Clarissa trauert, ist die Hochzeit für ihn reine Formsache. Er ist sich sicher, dass er sich niemals wieder verlieben wird. Zum Entsetzen seiner Familie entscheidet er sich für Lady Hester, die mit ihren fast 30 Jahren bereits als unvermittelbare alte Jungfer gilt. Als er sich auf den Weg zu seiner Auserwählten macht, trifft er in einem Gasthof auf die blutjunge Amanda. Der edelmütige Baron betrachtet es als seine Pflicht, das unerfahrene Mädchen in seine Obhut zu nehmen. Doch Amanda hat es faustdick hinter den Ohren, und sie richtet mit ihrem Geflunker jede Menge Verwirrungen an ... "Frühlingsluft" (im Original "Sprig Muslin") ist eine turbulente Liebeskomödie mit lustigen Dialogen. Jetzt als eBook bei beHEARTBEAT - Herzklopfen garantiert.

Cousin Kate

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144645679X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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'Wonderful characters and rapturously romantic' - Katie Fforde ________________________________ Kate Malvern never expected to see this kind of splendour again. After her father's death, Kate was left an orphan, striving to make ends meet as a governess until her aunt Minerva rescues her from poverty. Kate hardly knows what to expect at the grand house of Staplewood. Her uncle lives in one wing, while her handsome, moody cousin Torquil occupies another; guests are few and far between, but even family dinners are rigidly formal. And, over it all, Minerva's word is law. But the sudden arrival of cousin Philip throws Minerva's control over the household into doubt, and Kate begins to suspect the shocking reason for Minerva's generosity. She has no-one to confide in but cousin Philip - but for reasons unknown, he seems to have taken an instant dislike to her... Cousin Kate is a rich and classic Georgette Heyer novel, replete with the sparkling humour, memorable characters and intricate plots that have made her the queen of the Regency romance novel.

Georgette Heyer Biography

Author: Jennifer Kloester

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446473368

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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The ground-breaking biography of one of Britain's best-loved and best-selling novelists. Georgette Heyer remains an enduring international bestseller, read and loved by four generations of readers and extolled by today's bestselling authors. Despite her enormous popularity she never gave an interview or appeared in public. Georgette Heyer wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, when she was seventeen in order to amuse her convalescent brother. It was published in 1921 to instant success and it has never been out of print. A phenomenon even in her own lifetime, to this day she is the undisputed queen of regency romance. During ten years of research into Georgette Heyer's life and writing, Jennifer Kloester has had unlimited access to Heyer's notebooks and private papers and the Heyer family records, and exclusive access to several untapped archives of Heyer's early letters.

The Quiet Gentleman

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456757

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A wonderful historical novel from the undisputed queen of the genre. When Gervase Frant, Seventh Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming. Only Theo, a cousin even quieter than himself, is there to greet him - and when he meets his stepmother and young half-brother he detects open disappointment that he survived the wars. But the dangers of the Lincolnshire countryside are quite different to those of the battlefield. Georgette Heyer was the most successful and best-loved novelist of her day, and The Quite Gentleman displays all the skills which won the hearts of her large and enduring audience.

Masqueraders

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456536

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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A delightful romantic adventure from one of the best-known and beloved historical novelists of all time. Robin and Prudence Merriot have been dissemblers since they were children. And in this age of slippery politics, they need to be. So it is nothing for them to rescue a rich heiress from her abductor. But once committed to their masquerade, they must see it through... For more than fifty years Georgette Heyer was the undisputed queen of historical romance. And as these hugely succesful reprints have shown, she still has a large devoted readership.

Damenwahl

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732531791

Category: Fiction

Page: 471

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England, 1816: Kitty Charing bekommt ein unmoralisches Angebot. Die hübsche Adoptivtochter eines zänkischen Millionärs kann dessen Vermögen nur erben, wenn sie einen seiner Neffen heiratet. Da Kitty schon seit Jahren in ihren attraktiven Vetter Jack verliebt ist, sollte das eigentlich kein Problem sein. Aber Jack - ein stadtbekannter Herzensbrecher - zeigt kein Interesse, und Kitty ersinnt einen Plan, um den heiratsunwilligen Lebemann zu überzeugen. Sie verlobt sich zum Schein mit dem gutmütigen Freddy Standen, der Kitty nach London begleitet, damit sie dort den Mann ihres Herzens erobern kann ... Georgette Heyers "Damenwahl" (im Original "Cotillion") ist ein amüsanter Reigen mit unwiderstehlich spritzigen Dialogen und liebenswürdigen Charakteren.

Zärtliches Duell

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732548910

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

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Charmante Verwirrungen, knisternde Kamine und rauschende Bälle Unschuldige Damen und ruchlose Lords: Sie fahren mit der Postkutsche und werden bei Hof vorgestellt. Sie duellieren sich und geben sich dem Glücksspiel hin. Sie verlieben sich und sie heiraten nach vielen Irr- und Umwegen. Georgette Heyer kennt sich aus in der Gesellschaft des Regency wie keine andere Autorin. Die vorliegenden elf Erzählungen liefern eine kleine Kostprobe ihres Könnens. eBooks von beHEARTBEAT - Herzklopfen garantiert. "Eine wundervolle Auswahl". - LIBRARY JOURNAL "Alles, was das Herz begehrt: spannende Intrigen, abenteuerliche Mantel-und-Degen-Geschichten und romantische Komödien." - BEST SELLERS

Royal Escape

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144645634X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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One of the best-known and most beloved historical novelists has captured a whole new audience's heart with her peerless romantic adventures. Dispossessed of crown and kingdom, crushed and routed at the grim Battle of Worcester, the young Charles II is forced to flee for his life. Out of the heat of battle, the outlaw King and his tiny party must journey across Cromwell's England to a Channel port and a ship bound for France and safety. But the King, with his love of adventure, his irrepressible humour and his unmistakeable looks, is no easy man to hide... A typically witty, exciting and wonderful tale of historical adventure, Royal Escape will please Georgette Heyer fans old and new.

Beauvallet

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456781

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Witty, elegant, stylish and the best comedies of manners since Jane Austen. 'Mad Nicholas' to his friends, 'Scourge of Spain' to the enemy, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has never been known to resist a challenge.When a captured galleon yields the lovely Doña Dominica de Rada y Sylva, he vows to return her and her father to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas which have made him Drake's equal and a favourite of the Queen. He will take Dominica as his bride even if he must enter the lion's den...

Verlobung zu dritt

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732548902

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

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Sussex, 1793: Auf Wunsch ihres Großvaters soll die junge Eustacie de Vauban den sehr viel älteren Sir Tristam heiraten. Aber die temperamentvolle Enkelin widersetzt sich der Vernunftehe und ergreift kurzerhand die Flucht nach London. Durch Zufall begegnet sie Ludovic Laverham - ein Adliger auf Abwegen und verwegener Anführer einer Schmugglerbande. Der hitzköpfige Ludovic wird verdächtigt, einen Mord begangen zu haben. Doch Eustacie verliebt sich Hals über Kopf in den jungen Mann und setzt alles daran, seine Unschuld zu beweisen ... "Verlobung zu Dritt" (im Original: The Talisman Ring) ist ein spannender Liebesroman über verlorene Erbstücke, verwegene Helden und abenteuerlustige junge Damen auf der Suche nach der großen Liebe. Georgette Heyer, die Königin des Regency Romans, jetzt als eBook bei beHEARTBEAT. "Amüsant, mitunter witzig oder auch boshaft-spöttisch, aber immer voller Charme." Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung


The Conqueror

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456358

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Perfect period detail and rapturously romantic, from one of the best known and beloved historical novelists of all time. William the Bastard, base-born son of the Duke of Normandy, must fight the King of France to regain his Duchy. Spurned in love by the lovely Princess Matilda, the fighting Duke dares to take a whip to her in her own father's palace, before making her his bride. Thwarted by the Saxon Earl Harold of a promise of the throne of England, William the Conqueror sails to Hastings to claim the King's crown and sceptre for his own.

A Blunt Instrument

Author: Georgette Heyer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409039846

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Georgette Heyer's brilliant and highly acclaimed series of detective novels When Ernest Fletcher is found bludgeoned to death in his study, everyone is shocked and mystified: Ernest was well-liked and respected, so who would have a motive for killing him? Enter Superintendent Hannasyde who, with consummate skill, begins to uncover the complexities of Fletcher's life. It seems the real Fletcher was far from the gentleman he pretended to be. There is, in fact, no shortage of people who wanted him dead. Then, a second murder is committed, with striking similarities to the first, giving a grotesque twist to a very unusual case.