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Where to start with Georgette Heyer?

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toffee1000 Fri 22-Mar-19 16:51:47

Having seen that Georgette Heyer is popular on MN, I now have six books: These Old Shades, The Corinthian, An Infamous Army, Royal Escape, Regency Buck and Friday’s Child. Is there a particular one I should start with, or does it not really matter?

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AnnaComnena Fri 22-Mar-19 16:57:17

These Old Shades, Devil's Cub, Regency Buck and An Infamous Army feature some of the same characters, so should be read in order. Regency Buck is actually not a favourite of mine, I don't like the leading male character.

Of the ones you mention, I'd start with Friday's Child.

FreeButtonBee Fri 22-Mar-19 17:05:32

Love Friday's Child. It's stand alone and a nice intro - very fun and well drawn fallible male characters.

I do like These old shades and devil's cub - quite different eras from the first to the second which makes it interesting.

I didn't think there was much cross over between them and Regency Buck - I quite like this one.

Corinthian is not one of her strongest, in my opinion. It feels a like formulaic and the two lead characters are not so well drawn - although the rest of the cast is quite fun

HumphreyCobblers Fri 22-Mar-19 17:06:46

Friday's Child was my first Heyer, and my very first crush on George.

weebarra Fri 22-Mar-19 17:07:33

I was going to post that very thing! I've just finished Penhallow which was actually really dark with no sympathetic characters and I'm halfway through The Nonesuch. Enjoyed/enjoying both! So happy to discover a "new" writer!

toffee1000 Fri 22-Mar-19 17:08:41

Ooh this is very helpful, thanks!

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