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Kathy

I discovered Georgette Heyer as a teenager, and really enjoy her books. I haven't read one in a while...maybe it's time to pick one up again. Perfect summer escapeist reading!

Cath

Two of my favourite Heyers - The Corinthian and Venetia, the latter being very different to the majority of Heyer's regencies, imo. I now feel a reread of two more favs coming on, Frederica and Sylvester.

Dorothy W.

I enjoyed your review! Heyer has become one of my "comfort" authors. I'm glad she's written so many books so I won't run out of them quickly :)

Danielle

Kathy--I think when I was younger her books were all out of print over here and I didn't know anyone who read her that could introduce me to the author (so to speak), but I am glad I found her now. She's a fun author to pick up when I need something light.
Cath--Venetia is different than the other books I've read--a very likable heroine. And I love The Corinthian--definitely one for the reread pile. I still have a little stack of unread Heyer's to read that I am looking forward to.
Dorothy--She was nothing if not prolific, wasn't she?! She is a good author to have a few books on hand. She is a pretty reliable author when it comes to comfort reads.

Laurel Ann

Thanks for your wonderful review Danielle. I have moved The Corinthian up my TBR list. I loved Venetia, especially read by Richard Armitage! His Damerel is to die for.

Sarah

I enjoyed your Corinthian review and have been following the Heyerthon with a kind of nostalgic glow - it makes me want to read so many of them again. Like some others here I romped through the books as a teenager, and as we had the luxury of a complete set in our house I had no problems with having to hunt copies down! They're still there - fab 1960s covers and all - and coincidently I re-read Venetia a couple of weekends back when visiting my folks. Definitiely one of my favourite hero and heroine pairings, but I especially have a soft spot for Horry in the Convenient Marriage.

litlove

Lovely review - it's always fun to find one's blogging friends guesting elsewhere. I do love Heyer and haven't read her for a while. I should treat myself!

Caroline

I bought "The Devil's Cub" a while back but have not read it yet.
However recently I read Susan Breen's novel "The Fiction Class". It is a book about writing (with exercises) a difficult mother/daughter relationship, a love story and Georgette Heyer as this is the mother's favourite writer. The book that the mother loves most is "Arabella". Put me in the mood to read Heyer. (Apart from that Breen's novel is very appealing. Very moving, even made me cry which is not something that normally happens when I read a book)

Nicola

I'm intrigued. I've never even picked up a Georgette Heyer - assuming, in a rather small-minded way she was an inferior Jane Austen. I think I need to examine my prejudices and read her as so many of my favourite bloggers recommend her work.

Danielle

Laurel Ann--Thanks very much for asking me to participate and for putting this all together--it's nice to see so many enthusiastic Heyer fans! It would be fun to listen to some of her books--I've not seen anything on audio at my library, but I'll have to keep an eye out!
Sarah--I have yet to read A Convenient Marriage--it's always fun to hear about other reader's favorites. It sounds like a lot of people were introduced to her books as young adults, so I'm glad they are finally being reissued here in the US--I have a feeling she'll get a whole new audience. And those 60s covers are great--so dramatic.
Litlove--It's nice to see so many posts about Georgette Heyer in one place and fun to take part in it. She is an author I like to pick up when I am feeling crabby, which I have been lately. Somehow she takes my mind off things.
Caroline--I've added the Breen novel to my wishlist--I like it when writers write novels about books or have some literary connection. I'd not heard of this one. I have Arabella in my pile by the way!
Nicola--She definitely writes in the Jane Austen vein--mostly using the Regency period as her setting with stories of romantic entanglements, but JA is definitely in her very own class! Heyer is just a fun read and she was very good at details and witty dialog. A lot of people do seem to like her--maybe you could try a library copy to see if she is someone you might like (whenever I'm not entirely sure the library is where I turn to with new to me authors).

Caroline

Breen's book moved me much. Breen teaches at the Gotham writingclasses in New York and - I guess - online. Fantastic classes. I will take "reading fiction" next. The Monsters of Templeton will be the main book + short stories + writing exercises.

Isabel

Keep up the non-book buying spree.

When you order stuff from the library,you helping them stay open. Check-outs/ILL keep the statistics of usage UP.

Danielle

Caroline--I had not heard of Susan Breen before you mentioned her. I will see if my library has her book. How cool that she teaches writing online--there seems to be a lot of online learning these days--I like the idea of a class about 'reading fiction'--that's what I need. I have The Monsters of Templeton--only the writing exercises would be very challenging for me. Writing is not my favorite thing! :)
Isabel--It's good that my book buying ban is helping more than just me! I think I give my library a healthy dose of work with all my requests! I know I've been keeping the ILL people busy this summer!

Caroline

You could still join the class if it would appeal to you. I don't think there will be much writing involved. We will read short stories, Carson McCullers Ballad of the Sad Cafe and The Monsters of Templeton. Beginning next Tuesday. But they do one every 6 weeks with chnaging books so people can take them repeatedly.
I can't believe writing is not one of your favourite things. You write so well and charmingly!

Danielle

Caroline--Do you have a link? I tried to find it by googling, but I couldn't find it. It sounds like a fun class. As for writing, it just takes me so long to get it onto paper (so to speak). I tend to think and think about it and then not say it exactly how I want to. But I think I have gotten better than when I first started blogging. Anyway, it's all just for fun for me--I know there are a lot of serious writers out there who want to do it professionally and I admire their work and abilities.

Caroline


Here is the link.
http://www.writingclasses.com/
You will find it in the online courses list: "Reading Fiction". But as I said they do this all year, every six weeks.
I must admit I have my hopes still up high as to see something I wrote published one day...
I am looking foward to the class.

Danielle

Caroline--Thanks for the link--I'll have to check it out more closely--it looks like they offer all sorts of online classes. Maybe they have something for people who would only like to improve their writing. Do you write in English then or prefer German?

Caroline

At the moment I prefer English. I am an awful perfectionist and in my native languages, French and German I am worse. It sort of flows more easily in English. But lets say I would like to write something very lyrical, very polished or poetry even, then I would rather write In French or German. But for a "normal" novel or story my English is just fine.

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