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Georgette Heyer's novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. English Heritage has awarded Georgette Heyer one of their prestigious Blue Plaques, designating her Wimbledon home as the residence of an important figure in British history. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success. Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. A very private woman, she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or personal life. Her work included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.


"[Heyer's] characters are witty and beyond charming, her prose is flawless and lighthearted, and her historical detail is immaculate." - Read All Over Reviews
"A lovely, charming read." - Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf
"A wonderful story whose characters, settings and, most importantly, dialogue combine to create such a well-crafted story." - Bags, Books and Bon Jovi
"An absolutely rollicking Regency romp. I loved it from the first page." - Library Queue
"Delightful...witty and smart. " - The Book Nest
"Filled with colorful antiquated language and wonderful tidbits about the Regency era that I found fascinating... " - Jane Austen's World
"Georgette Heyer is quite the author. Her beloved reputation is well deserved... " - The Calico Critic
"I do recommend this one to romance lovers. The style is humorous and I love the old talk." - Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
"I fall more in love with Georgette Heyer with each book I read! " - Book Drunkard
"If you're a fan of Jane Austen-esque fiction take my advice and do not miss Georgette Heyer!" - Once Upon A Chapter
"One of her most romantic books..." - Book Lust
"Wonderful and lovely and perfect! Venetia is one of the most charming characters EVER." - Once Upon a Bookshelf

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