The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing....
What makes a romance novel a romance? Writing a well-structured romance isn't the same as writing any other genre - something the popular novel and screenwriting guides don't address....
Simon Basset, the irresistible Duke of Hastings, has hatched a plan to keep himself free from the town's marriage-minded society mothers. He pretends to be engaged....
The young Baron Glazebrook, has fallen under the spell of a man of dubious character. He is rampaging over London, enjoying everything that a young man with a fortune could wish for....
Griffith, Duke of Riverton, likes order, logic, and control, and he naturally applies this rational approach to his search for a bride....
Darius finds society's "perfect darlings" exceedingly boring. Then why is he so intrigued by the supposedly faultless Lady Charlotte Hayward? He senses a crack under her polished surface....
An utterly delightful and fun read, compelling in its historical detail, this is a must-hear for any Georgette Heyer fan.
I'm sure that as a "teaching tool," this book deserves 5 stars. It is truly not entertaining though. I love Georgette Heyer's novels and I hoped that this was a story...perhaps I didn't read the description well enough. It is a very detailed lesson about the culture, fashion, customs, etc. of the Regency period.
If you are looking to verify the accuracy of Heyer's stories...this should do it ; )
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All the details of the novels and how they tied into the historical information of the setting. Quite informative. Not a novel, but full of interesting tidbits.
I was a snob about romantic fiction until I started background research on its history for an academic paper; this book was part of my discovery about the care that Heyer took with her beautifully written literature. Kloester has produced a witty and helpful guide (the fabrics, the alcohol, and something of the political time) aiding the understanding, and entertainment value of the books. Charlotte Strevens has exactly the right register and humour in her performance to make this book live, Highly recommend.
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Would you listen to Georgette Heyer's Regency World again? Why?
No. But I would read it again in the print version, especially if there were plenty of illustrations.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Georgette Heyer's Regency World?
The section on food and meals was fascinating. All the sections were interesting though.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Charlotte Strevens?
I'm afraid not. She has a nice voice but some odd pronunciation and rather elocution-y voice was something of a distraction.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Not that sort of book! It is a look at the social history of the period, using as examples some of Georgette Heyer's characters.