A highly amusing and wonderfully romantic comedy of errors set in Heyer's lovingly detailed Regency England.
Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.
My favourite historical novelist -- stylish, romantic, sharp, and
witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are
enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours. *
Margaret Drabble *
Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to. * Katie Fforde *
A writer of great wit and style ... I've read her books to ragged shreds. * Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph *