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[781] Sun 28 Feb 2010, 20:24

- B. Hackenberry -

from:
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Contact: B. Hackenberry
I just finished reading, THESE OLD SHADES, and earlier this week I read, CHARITY GIRL. I enjoyed both, but must say that Heyer, as she matured as a writer, certainly learned what to leave out. Some of the scenes in SHADES are a bit tedious for lack of editing. This is the third one, SHADES, that includes an innocent finding herself in the protection a nobleman by chance. In addition to these two there is THE CORINTHIAN, at least of the ones I've read so far. Read the Hodge bio of Heyer, and I do recall something about her not wanting any more of her books made into films. One was during her lifetime, and apparently she was aghast at the casting. I don't think she ever saw it, but her son did and walked out of it half way through. I can't remember which one it was.
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[780] Thu 25 Feb 2010, 16:33

- Carol -

from:
United States


Contact: Carol
Have just reread all the Heyer historical novels once again and still as delighted by them as when I first discovered Heyer's Regency England. I am now beginning on her mysteries. One of my very favorite authors. Carola Dunn also writes in the genteel vein of Heyer.
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[779] Tue 23 Feb 2010, 00:03

- Angie -

from:
United States


Contact: Angie
The BBC is running the radio play of Friday's Child on BBC-7 this week to listen on demand. I think you'd have to know the book because it leaves out about 3/4 of the plot and all the description. It is nice to hear them pronounce the names though--being an American I thought George's name was pronounced 'Rotham' with a 'th' as in 'thought.' How wrong I was--it's 'Ruthen' with a 'th' as in 'there.' 'Sheringham' is, however, to my great relief, pronounced just as it looks.
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[778] Mon 22 Feb 2010, 18:26

- Lenette -

from:
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Contact: Lenette
I've been reading Georgette Heyer for over 30 years, and I must admit I'm an addict. I read and re-read her romances over and over again, and I'm having to replacing them all as they are falling apart. Don't know which is my favourite, probably the one I'm reading at the time. (Currently The Masqueraders). Not sure about filming her books, they would need to follow them faithfully.
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[777] Sun 21 Feb 2010, 11:22

- Stephanie -

from:
United Kingdom


Contact: Stephanie
I have just discovered Heyer's books when looking for some clean historical romances and have so far enjoyed (and loved!) Arabella and The Grand Sophy. However, I'm a bit confused on the subject of film adaptations. I've heard that two companies have the film rights but also that Heyer put a clause in her will to say that she didn't want any of her books to be madeito films again. Dooes anyone know anything about this?
Thanks :)Confused
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[776] Wed 17 Feb 2010, 16:49

- Angie -

from:
United States


Contact: Angie
(1) Yes, from my reading, Georgette Heyer described at least one character in offensive ethnic terms. I don't think anyone would accuse us of being equally offensive by reading Heyer. Thoughts?

(2) I listened again to the Regency Buck they ran on BBC-7 (it's up for listening on demand for a few days more). I still hate it (the humming noise Worth makes when he kisses 'Clorinda' in his curricle is nothing short of revolting), but my reward came when the announcer said that the next one would be Friday's Child, Sunday at one (their time). I hope it's better than RB.
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[775] Mon 15 Feb 2010, 14:04

- B. Hackenberry -

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Does anyone else find the anti-Semitism in some of Heyer's work disturbing. I understand that anti-Semitism was rife in 19th century England--look at Fagin in OLIVER TWIST. But considering that THE GRAND SOPHY ,which contains viscious ethnic stereotyping in talking about the money lender, Goldhanger, was published only 5 years after the Holocaust, it gives one pause.
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[774] Mon 15 Feb 2010, 13:53

- B. Hackenberry -

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I just finished FREDERICA and loved Heyer's treatment of Regency family life. Charming brother and sister dynamic. The Marquis functions almost as a fairy godfather to this family. Great fun.
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[773] Sat 13 Feb 2010, 11:12

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This week, I read THE TOLLGATE and THE GRAND SOPHY.
Both enjoyable. THE TOLLGATE was more of a Regency adventure story and reminded me somewhat of Stevenson's adventures like TREASURE ISLAND in some ways. THE GRAND SOPHY was pure delight. Beautifully fleshed out characters and so funny!
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[772] Sat 13 Feb 2010, 06:28

- Margaret -

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The gentleman with a bad cold is Sir Hugh Thane in "The Talisman Ring."
The main characters are his sister Sarah, Sir Tristram Shield, Ludovic Lavenham and Eustacie.
If you can remember the story, Ludovic flew the country when he was assumed to have killed a man to get his ring back.
Sarah Thane persuades Hugh that his cold is worse than it is in order to enable the group more time to help Ludovic.
Lovely read this and Hugh is a great lovable comic character.
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[771] Fri 12 Feb 2010, 17:38

- Cene Carlson -

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Help! I am going batty trying to remember the title of the GH romance that is set in an inn during the winter. One of the heroines is sister toa gentleman who is laid up with a bad cold. 2blackcats@comcast.net
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[770] Fri 12 Feb 2010, 14:52

- carol -

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Having loved Georgette Heyer's books for years it is so nice to find this website. She is an undervalued writer, some of her regency novels have great plots and subplots although the later ones she churned out for the tax-man are not so good, although still a pleasant read.
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[769] Wed 10 Feb 2010, 11:41

- Heather -

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I am interested in finding the figurines... any information would be great!
Thanks
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[768] Sun 7 Feb 2010, 15:24

- M.B. -

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Just wanted to let anyone interested know that I am going to be putting my Georgette Heyer figurines up for auction on E-Bay starting tomorrow.
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[767] Sun 31 Jan 2010, 16:43

- B. Hackenberry -

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I just finished APRIL LADY--loved it. The main couple in this one(Lord and Lady Cardross remind me of the secondary couple in Trollope's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER. Both couples discover to their surprise that they do indeed love each other!
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