By (author) Georgette Heyer


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"One of readers favorites, Frederica is full of surprises " When Frederica brings her younger siblings to London determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister, she seeks out their distant cousin the Marquis of Alverstoke. Lovely, competent, and refreshingly straightforward, Frederica makes such a strong impression that to his own amazement, the Marquis agrees to help launch them all into society."Lord Alverstoke cant resist wanting to help her " Normally wary of his family, which includes two overbearing sisters and innumerable favor-seekers, Lord Alverstoke does his best to keep his distance. But with his enterprising - and altogether entertaining - country cousins getting into one scrape after another right on his doorstep, before he knows it the Marquis finds himself dangerously embroiled... WHAT READERS SAY: "A writer of great wit and style... I've read her books to ragged shreds." - Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph "Stylish, witty, and bang up to the mark!" - Punch "One of Georgette Heyer's more adorable heroines." - Saturday Review "Classic Heyer-the author at her best!" "Not only do the characters seize your heart from the first moment, they are three dimensional and so alive. It is just wonderful!" "What a great book. One of my favourites, as the most beautiful is not the heroine." "Witty, enchanting, and impossible to put down. This is one of Heyer's best works and one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read." "A wonderfully written witty tale of the downfall of a cynic. I was charmed."

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  • Paperback | 437 pages
  • 132 x 202 x 32mm | 476.27g
  • 01 Jan 2009
  • Sourcebooks Casablanca
  • Naperville
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1402214766
  • 9781402214769
  • 58,888

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The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. It is known that she was born in Wimbledon in August 1902, and her first novel, The Black Moth, was published in 1921. Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known also as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and they had one son together, Richard.

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""Frederica" is a powerful Regency romance, that every fan of the genre should read. " - Once Upon a Romance

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Rich, handsome, darling of the ton, the Marquis of Alverstoke at 37 sees no reason to put himself out for anyone, that is, until the strong-minded Frederica, who seems more concerned with her family's welfare than his attentions, catches his eye.

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