Georgette Heyer Biography

Georgette Heyer Biography

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By (author) Jennifer Kloester

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  • Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 236mm x 44mm | 821g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0434020710
  • ISBN 13: 9780434020713
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, ports.
  • Sales rank: 46,976

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Georgette Heyer remains an enduring international bestseller, read and loved by four generations of readers and extolled by today's bestselling authors. Despite her enormous popularity she never gave an interview or appeared in public. Georgette Heyer wrote her first novel, "The Black Moth", when she was seventeen in order to amuse her convalescent brother. It was published in 1921 to instant success and ninety years later it has never been out of print. A phenomenon even in her own lifetime, to this day she is the undisputed queen of regency romance. During ten years of research into Georgette Heyer's life and writing, Jennifer Kloester has had unlimited access to Heyer's notebooks and private papers and the Heyer family records, and exclusive access to several untapped archives of Heyer's early letters. Engaging, authoritative and meticulously researched, "Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller" offers a comprehensive insight into the life and writing of a remarkable and ferociously private woman.

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Jennifer Kloester is the foremost expert on Georgette Heyer. A professional writer for more than a decade, Jennifer was granted unlimited access to Georgette Heyer's private papers by her son, Sir Richard Rougier. She has also had exclusive access to the newly-discovered archives of Georgette Heyer's early letters. Meticulously researched, Jennifer's groundbreaking biography provides a wealth of new and intriguing insights into one of the world's most reclusive bestselling authors. Jennifer has travelled widely researching Georgette Heyer's life and writing and is a sought-after speaker on Heyer and the Regency. Jennifer is also the author of Georgette Heyer's Regency World, a companion to the Georgette Heyer novels. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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"All lovers of the great Heyer, inventor of the Regency Romance, will love this superb biography of a very private woman." Saga magazine "Jennifer Kloester's book is an exhaustive and detailed biography which is quite as gripping as The Regency Buck or The Corinthian. Recognition at last." Country Life "Kloester crams her book with nuggets ... Heyer's devotees will be charmed by this engaging tour of the author's world." Washington Post

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'I am to be found in my work' Georgette Heyer Georgette Heyer remains an enduring international bestseller, read and loved by four generations of readers and extolled by today's bestselling authors. Despite her enormous popularity she never gave an interview or appeared in public. Georgette Heyer wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, when she was seventeen in order to amuse her convalescent brother. It was published in 1921 to instant success and ninety years later it has never been out of print. A phenomenon even in her own lifetime, to this day she is the undisputed queen of regency romance. During ten years of research into Georgette Heyer's life and writing, Jennifer Kloester has had unlimited access to Heyer's notebooks and private papers and the Heyer family records, and exclusive access to several untapped archives of Heyer's early letters. Engaging, authoritative and meticulously researched, Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller offers a comprehensive insight into the life and writing of a remarkable and ferociously private woman. £20.00