The Private World of Georgette Heyer

The Private World of Georgette Heyer

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As an internationally bestselling phenomenon and queen of the Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer is one of the most beloved historical novelists of our time. She's written more than fifty novels - romances, detective stories and contemporary works of fiction - yet her private life was practically inaccessible to any but her closest friends and relatives. With this classic biography we catch a glimpse into Georgette Heyer's world and that of her most memorable characters. With access to private papers and archives, Jane Aiken Hodge reveals a formidable, energetic woman, with an impeccable sense of style and, beyond everything, a love for all things Regency. Lavishly illustrated from Georgette Heyer's own research files, her family archives and other Regency sources, complete with extracts from her correspondence and references to her work, The Private World is a delight and a must-read for every Georgette Heyer fan.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 240.41g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b/w illustrations throughout
  • 0099493497
  • 9780099493495
  • 75,099

About Jane Aiken Hodge

Jane Aiken Hodge has written twenty-one historical novels, eight contemporary detective stories, a life of Jane Austen and a study of the lives of Regency women. Born in America, she grew up in England but also worked fo rthe British Government in Washington D.C. and Time Magazine in New York. Married twice, she has two daughters and two granddaughters and now lives in Lewes, Sussex.show more

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"One of the most beautiful books I know" * Washington Post Book World * "A fascinating biography of Georgette Heyer, one that deserves reading just as much as Heyer's novels" * Courier Mail *show more

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An internationally bestselling phenomenon and queen of the Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer is one of the most beloved historical novelists of our time. She's written more than fifty novels, yet her private life was inaccessible to any but her nearest friends and relatives. Lavishly illustrated and with access to private papers, correspondence and family archives, this classic biography opens a window into Georgette Heyer's world and that of her most memorable characters, revealing a formidable, energetic woman with an impeccable sense of style and, beyond everything, a love for all things Regency.show more

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"One of the most beautiful books I know"show more

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1,208 ratings
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