An internationally best-selling phenomenon and queen of the Regency romance, Georgette Heyer is one of the most beloved historical novelists of our time. She wrote more than 50 novels, yet her private life was inaccessible to many but her nearest friends and relatives. With access to private papers, correspondence, and family archives, this classic biography opens a window into Georgette Heyer's world and that of her most memorable characters, revealing a formidable, energetic woman with an impeccable sense of style and, beyond everything, a love for all things Regency.
This is truly an interesting exploration of the person who has, and continues to, give many people a great deal of pleasure. In her lifetime she guarded her privacy fiercely but Jane Aiken Hodge has managed to unearth enough about her life to make a really compelling read for all her fans. Hodges writes well and the only drawback is that when she touches on one of Heyers books I would have liked to stop, read the book again, and then continue with this book. It took me some time to get round to listening to it but once started I was enthralled. I thoroughly recommend it to all her fans.
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A very interesting read/listen. Especially for Heyer fans. A formidable lady. I would have loved to know her. Her guarded privacy lives on but the reference to her novels as they appear is valuable. I shall have to buy a paperback to dip into!