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160 books of Georgette Heyer

When Fate and a chivalrous impulse combine to saddle Viscount Desford with a friendless homeless waif named Cherry Steane, to whom else should he turn in such a scrape but his old childhood playmate, Henrietta Silverdale? For all they refused to oblige their parents by marrying, they have always been the best of friends. But as Desford pursues Cherry's lickpenny grandfather and reprobate father around unfashionable watering places and the seedier fringes of society, Hetta is forced to wonder whether he might not, at last, have fallen in love. Without the timely intervention of his scapegrace brother Simon, and Hetta's worthy suitor Gary Nethercott, Desford is in danger of making a rare mess of his affairs.

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"A writer of great wit and style...­I've read her books to ragged shreds.­"—Kate Fenton, Penelope Creed will do anything to avoid marrying her repulsive cousin. Dressed in boy's clothing, she's fleeing from London when she's discovered by Sir Richard Wyndham, himself on the verge of the most momentous decision of his life. When Sir Richard encounters the lovely young fugitive, he knows he can't allow her to travel to the countryside all alone, so he offers himself as her protector. As it happens, at that very moment Sir Richard could use an escape of his own... "Marvelous screwball comedy and great romance!­" "Light–hearted and fun, full of adventure and misadventure. But it is Heyer's style, much reminiscent of Jane Austen's, yet more colorful and engaging, that makes this book truly delightful.­" "A sprightly handful of a heroine, an amused grey–eyed hero, and a colorful and diverse group of supporting characters...­throw in a road trip, a murder over stolen jewels, and a mystery, . . .

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"Witty...­a cheerful extravaganza.­" -­The New Yorker His exploits were legendary... Captain John Staple, back from the battlefront, is already bored with his quiet civilian life in the country. When he stumbles upon a mystery involving a disappearing toll-­gate keeper, nothing could keep the adventure-­loving captain from investigating. But winning her will be his greatest yet... The plot thickens when John encounters the enigmatic Lady Nell Stornaway and soon learns that rescuing her from her unsavory relatives makes even the most ferocious cavalry charge look like a particularly tame hand of loo. Between hiding his true identity from Nell and the arrival in the neighborhood of some distinctly shady characters, Captain Staple finds himself embarked on the adventure-­and romance-­of a lifetime. "Spritely and good fun.­"-­New York Herald Tribune "Once again Georgette Heyer has directed her comic genius along the fictional highway of early nineteenth-­century England, but this . . .

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"Witty, humorous, a well-­constructed plot.­"-­Candace Camp, New York Times bestselling author of Suddenly

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"Georgette Heyer is unbeatable!­" Plainspoken country gentleman Philip Jettan won't bother with a powdered wig, high heels, and fashionable lace cuffs, until he discovers that his lovely neighbor is enamored with a sophisticated man-­about-­town… Cleone Charteris sends her suitor Philip away to get some town polish, and he comes back with powder, patches, and all the manners of a seasoned rake. Does Cleone now have exactly the kind of man she's always wanted, or was her insistence on Philip's remarkable transformation a terrible mistake? "Charming, charming, charming. And highly readable!­" "Witty dialogue and well-­developed storylines—even Jane Austen could do no better.­" "Scintillating and very human love story by an author of exceptional talents.­" "Ms Heyer's effervescent wit and obvious ability to tell a good and humorous story is already evident, making an enjoyable and worthwhile read.­" "This story sparkles with witty dialogue and wonderful descriptions of costumes and . . .

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"A five-­star job of sheerly delightful romance writing.­"— Can the wrong bride become the perfect wife? Adam Deveril, the new Viscount Lynton, is madly in love with the beautiful Julia Oversley. But he has returned from the Peninsular War to find his family on the brink of ruin and his ancestral home mortgaged to the hilt. He has little choice when he is introduced to Mr. Jonathan Chawleigh, a City man of apparently unlimited wealth and no social ambitions for himself-­but with his eyes firmly fixed on a suitable match for his only daughter, the quiet and decidedly plain Jenny Chawleigh. "Heyer always writes brilliantly and is capable of conveying the deepest emotions in the briefest of phrases and subtlest dialogue.­" "One of Heyer's most skillfully written novels.­" "Has all of Heyer's usual wit, vivid characters, and attention to detail.­" "One of my very favourite Heyers — and one of her most profound. Wise and heartwarming.­" "Thoughtful and thought-­provoking ... reveals depths to . . .

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It is in regrettable circumstances that beautiful Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine first encounter Julian St. John Audley. The man, they both agree, is an insufferably arrogant dandy. But unfortunately for them, he is also the Fifth Earl of Worth, a friend of the Regent and, quite by chance, their legal guardian ... '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

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Miss Abigail Wendover's efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-­hunter are complicated by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. The black sheep of his family, a cynical, outrageous care-­for-­naught with a scandalous past - that would be a connection more shocking even than Fanny's unwise liaison with his nephew! But Abby, adept at managing her sweet silly sister Selina, her lively niece, and the host of her admirers among Bath's circumscribed society, has less success in managing her own unruly heart.

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"Cinematographic with escapes, kidnapping, galloping sword play, and a breathless elopement.­" THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT The most daring, dashing hero of all "Mad Nicholas" to his friends, "Scourge of Spain" to his enemies, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet is one of Queen Elizabeth's most dashing buccaneers and has never been known to resist a challenge. A Spanish lady all fire and heart When Beauvallet captures the galleon carrying Dona Dominica de Rada y Sylvan and her father, he vows to return them safely to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seashe will return to Spain, where there's a price on his head, and claim Dominica as his bride... What readers say: "An adventure story you can't put down. This is more exciting than any movie; your eyes will sparkle and your hands will grip the pages as you frantically try to keep up with the laughing pirate who leads you on the most daring trek . . .

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Everyone had a reason to hate the late Sir Arthur Billington-­Smith. His arrogance and abrasive manner had alienated his wife, her sister, his houseguests, his wayward son, even a desperate friend. Of course, his attentions to one attractive young guest ? in plain view of her husband ? simply multiplied the possible suspects in his murder.

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