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Next Georgette Heyer?

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Iwasjustabouttosaythat Tue 12-Jun-18 14:41:34

I’m just approaching the end of The Grand Sophy (as rec by MN). I’ve really enjoyed it but I don’t feel like I’ve connected with Sophy and the male lead (no spoilers) as much as I have characters in her other novels. Maybe because I don’t really feel like I have much insight into Sophy’s thought process, we’re just kind of left to judge her by her actions. I’ve still enjoyed it though I think I prefer Regency Buck (so far).

I’ve read and enjoyed Venetia, Cotillion and Devil’s Cub, and I’d say Regency Buck is my favourite.

Where to go from here? Please help me MN! And maybe even read with me and we can start a thread?

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Tue 12-Jun-18 20:06:53

I would recommend These Old Shades or Frederica as your next Georgette Heyer. But I love them all!

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Mon 18-Jun-18 04:58:19

Thanks Lorelai! I’m going to get These Old Shades next. It sounds very exciting.

hiptobeasquare Mon 18-Jun-18 05:43:55

I have just read False Colours which I really loved, it was funnier than anticipated. My other favourites are Arabella, Frederica, A Convenient Marriage and Cousin Kate. I just love Georgette Heyer.

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Mon 18-Jun-18 06:41:49

She’s a bit fantastic. I can see how people get hooked. I do not know what actual period books I can turn to which are funny with a feminist undercurrent like this. I’ve done all of Austen so Heyer is the natural next step I guess. smile

signofthebellbird Mon 18-Jun-18 06:50:41

Arabella and Frederick are two of my favourites too. The Masqueraders, The Toll Gate and The Talisman Ring are up there too! And when you've done all the period romances, don't forget her detective stories...

signofthebellbird Mon 18-Jun-18 06:51:25

*Frederica (thanks autocorrect).

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Mon 18-Jun-18 08:26:21

Lots of votes for Frederica about the place. Hmmmm...

bookbook Mon 18-Jun-18 08:27:49

and then The Reluctant Widow smile

Solasum Mon 18-Jun-18 08:30:11 !

I vote Arabella and Frederica

CatherineMaitland Mon 18-Jun-18 08:49:32

I'll put in a vote for The Nonesuch.

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Mon 18-Jun-18 09:02:59

Wow, Solasum, I would give my right arm to go to that! Sadly it’s not possible, but thanks for the extra reading ideas!

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Mon 18-Jun-18 09:04:59

And thanks for all the suggestions. I still haven’t decided but I’m purchasing in a few hours. I’m unreasonably excited!

Solasum Mon 18-Jun-18 09:24:46

I also like Devil’s Cub

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Mon 18-Jun-18 09:51:30

Devil’s Cub was really fun. When will they finally televise sons of this? Obviously starring Richard Armitage as every love interest.

ShovingLeopard Mon 18-Jun-18 10:01:42

Frederica, Arabella, These Old Shades, as mentioned are all great. I would add Sylvester, Faro's Daughter and Bath Tangle.

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Mon 18-Jun-18 10:54:42

I love the title of Bath Tangle so that is pretty high on my list. Not sure what it’s about except that presumably it’s set in Bath, which is a world I would love to visit if I had a time machine (and a very fancy dress).

Frederica must be pretty brilliant to get such a response but I did love the blurb for These Old Shades.

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Mon 18-Jun-18 10:55:09

Oh and a lot for Arabella too!

Iwasjustabouttosaythat Mon 18-Jun-18 14:41:05

I’ve just purchased These Old Shades. Can’t wait until this toddler goes back to sleep so I can hop in my nice warm bed and start reading. Thanks all!

signofthebellbird Mon 18-Jun-18 16:57:50

There seem to be quite a few Heyers in the kindle daily/monthly deals at the moment if you want bargains. Most of mine are from charity shops (why would anyone throw them away?!). yes I do have them ALL

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