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[766] Fri 29 Jan 2010, 12:25

- B. Hackenberry -

from:
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Contact: B. Hackenberry
I just finished POWDER AND PATCH yesterday--truly enjoyable. One of the things that I find so admirable about Heyer's writing is that the reader is pretty sure that the two main characters are going to end up together, but that in no way interferes with the eagerness to read on. It all hinges on HOW she is going to bring this about--usually in the most delightful way.
So far my favorite is BLACK SHEEP. The secondary characters are so well drawn in this one!
Rating: 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5    174.130.249.222 Back to Top

[765] Sun 24 Jan 2010, 17:56

- C.M. Hammack -

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Contact: C.M. Hammack
Why don't the BBC and PBS dramatize one of Georgette Heyer's mysteries or regency social comedies instead of remaking Emma and The 39 Steps, which have already been made superbly?shotsieme@yahoo.com
Rating: 2/5 2/5    63.149.18.116 Back to Top

[764] Sun 24 Jan 2010, 17:52

- C. M. Hammack -

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Contact: C. M. Hammack
I had read all of Georgette Heyer's books before I first went to England in 1989. I met a young German woman at a B&B in Rye who was a Georgette Heyer fan, and she asked me what I knew about her. Of course, I knew NOTHING!!! It wasn't until I bought Jane Aiken Hodge's book on the internet in 2002 that I knew ANYTHING about her, and I found out more when I bought Mary Fahnestock-Thomas'book on the internet!!!! I've just reread "The Unknown Ajax" and it's even better than I remembered it, and it's set in my favorite "bit of Britain" where I have spent five happy holidays!!!
Rating: 2/5 2/5    63.149.18.116 Back to Top

[763] Sun 24 Jan 2010, 17:25

- C.M. Hammack -

from:
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Contact: C.M. Hammack
Why don't the BBC and PBS dramatize one of Georgette Heyer's mysteries or regency social comedies instead of remaking Emma and The 39 Steps, which have already been made superbly?shotsieme@yahoo.com
Rating: 2/5 2/5    63.149.18.116 Back to Top

[762] Sun 24 Jan 2010, 11:56

- B. Hackenberry -

from:
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Contact: B. Hackenberry
I'm very excited to have found this site. I've just rediscovered Heyer and have decided to read all of her works starting with the ones available at our public library. I've read about six. My favorite so far is BLACK SHEEP--delightful.
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[761] Sun 24 Jan 2010, 11:51

- B. Hackenberry -

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Contact: B. Hackenberry
Hope it works this time
Rating: 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5    98.21.111.92 Back to Top

[760] Thu 21 Jan 2010, 11:47

- Ann -

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I've just reread The Talisman Ring with great pleasure. I'd forgotton quite how funny it is.
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[759] Sat 2 Jan 2010, 02:14

- Anneand -

from:
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Contact: Anneand
First time here on the site, my 87 year old mum has what is almost a full collection of GH novels, the historical romances as well as her very clever murder novels. I have been reading them since my mid teens and I re-read them regularly - I dont know if I could list my favourite, but Frederica would have to be up there- the Baluchistan hound!!
Rating: 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5 5/5    203.97.23.22 Back to Top

[758] Fri 1 Jan 2010, 12:37

- Margaret -

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United Kingdom


Contact: Margaret
I love looking at the latest additions to the old copies of Punch that appear occasionally in Project Gutenberg and was interested to see a George Heyer listed as a contributor of four "Rhymes of the underground" in the December 29th index of 1920's 159 volume.

Do you think that this is Georgette's father? The family did live in Wimbledon and he did write for a periodical Granta apparently.

The only one I could find for that year so far was...........

RHYMES OF THE UNDERGROUND.

The Ealing trains run frequently,
The Ealing trains run fast;
I stand at Gloucester Road and see
A many hurtling past;
They go to Acton, Turnham Green,
And stations I have never seen,
Simply because my lot has been
In other places cast.
The folk on Ealing trains who ride
They, pitying, bestow
On me a look instinct with pride;
But I would have them know
That, while on Wimbledonian plains
My humble domicile remains,
I have no use for Ealing trains,
Though still they come and go.

Found in !

PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI

VOL. 159

August 11th, 1920

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19151/19151-h/19151-h.htm

Margaret
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[757] Tue 29 Dec 2009, 20:33

- Judith Nolan -

from:
New Zealand


Contact: Judith Nolan
Hi there, I have read and loved GH books since I was 14. My fav of all time is These Old Shades, but there is an historical discrepancy in that book which follows on with the Alistair family into Devil's Cub and then onto An Infamous Army. It has bugged me for years until yesterday when I took the time to sit down and look at all three books and work out the sequence. Perhaps GH wrote Shades for a previous era and then changed the manuscript and missed the mistake. In Shades she mentions that Justin's father, the previous Duke of Avon, had fought in the war of '15 against King James 2nd. Then Justin is supposed to have been a spy for King Charles 2nd later, ten years previous to his meeting Leonie. This is inaccurate because Charles the 2nd came before James 2nd and if that was the case anyway Charles 2nd came to the throne in 1660. And the war of '15 was in 1715, not 1615, Bonny Prince Charlie and all that. Also she goes on to mention Leonie wanting to meet La Pompadour, the French king's mistress who died in 1764. And then of course Justin's son in Devil's Cub who also appears later on as an old man in An Infamous Army which was Napoleon and Waterloo in 1815. So I think that GH meant to have Shades set in the 1770s and somehow got lead astray into the 1670s by mistake. I wonder if anyone else has ever noticed this or maybe don't care because the books are fabulous anyway! I am now rereading The Masqueraders. I have all GHs historical romances including Simon the Coldheart and My Lord John which she didn't manage to finish before she died. I envy anyone reading them for the first time, they are such treasures and so much fun. Thanks for taking the time to read this, I am glad to finally get it off my chest!
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[756] Sun 20 Dec 2009, 18:59

- Angie -

from:
United States


Contact: Angie
Hello, Lynn,

How I envy your having more GH to read for the first time.

It might be worth checking out the Sourcebooks website as they do specials, such as the current one which is 35% off the December releases which include The Black Moth and The Masqueraders.

Not affiliated, just noticed this and want to pass it on to like-minded readers!

http://www.sourcebooks.com
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[755] Thu 17 Dec 2009, 21:40

- Lynn -

from:
United States


Contact: Lynn
I am so glad that I stumbled across this website. I did not realize the number of books Georgette Heyer wrote. Hopefully now I will be able to locate some of the Romance novels I am missing. Thanks~
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[754] Thu 10 Dec 2009, 15:22

- Lisa Clemons -

from:
United States


Contact: Lisa Clemons
What a pleasure to discover your sight. I am hoping someone can assist me in finding some Heyer books. I bought several years the regency books but it was a numbered edition 1 through 40? Does anyone know where I might find the few missing editions?
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[753] Mon 7 Dec 2009, 13:39

- Nathalie -

from:
United Kingdom


Contact: Nathalie
Hello, I also attended the conference in Cambridge, had I known you were attending also I would have loved to meet you due to your amazing website that first allowed me to know more about Heyer herself!
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[752] Wed 25 Nov 2009, 19:45

- Marisa-Clare -

from:
Australia


Contact: Marisa-Clare
Hi, I was just wondering whether anyone knows of any autographed copies of Heyers novels? My whole family has read and re-read my grandmothers collection (left to her by her great-grandmother) and I would love to add to it for christmas...any help would be appreciated...
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