Georgette Heyer's novels are well-written, witty, and fun to read. They do not zoom along; the enjoyment is in hearing the dialog, relishing the period details, the language and the descriptions. Some of them are more formulaic than others, but Frederica is one of her more interesting female characters, and her relationship with Alverstoke is believable and fun to observe. There is a dog, as usual, and some precocious children. Mostly, though, it's a good book, a classic in the genre of escape fiction, in the sense of writing that gives you an alternate place to be when you need one.
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