“The cover illustrations of Georgette Heyer’s books, whether for her original hardcovers or for subsequent paperbacks, typically show slender young women in long gowns, often holding a parasol or fur muff, with stately Georgian architecture in the background. Occasionally, a spruce and well-turned-out young man with Byronic good looks lingers nearby… What truly matters, though, is that Georgette Heyer remains as witty as any writer of the past century, as accomplished as P.G. Wodehouse in working out complex plots, and as accurate as a professional historian in getting her background details right.”
~Michael Dirda from Classics for Pleasure
So, guess what book I’ve started recently? Yes, Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer. This is only my third Heyer book but I get the feeling I’m in for a good time. Thanks to Sourcebooks for sending me this book and for bringing back in print several of her novels. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that some of her mysteries will also be coming back in print.
For those of you who are longtime fans of Georgette Heyer which is your favorite book? And, I’m sure you’ve seen this site but I thought I’d share anyway. A great collection of all things Heyer.