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A ridiculous piece of fun, as Heyer's books tend to be. Featuring: crossdressing, duels, pretend highwaymen, masked balls, and so forth. You get the idea of the sort of book it is.

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Sometimes a person just needs to reread some charming and lighthearted Heyer. This is a pretty good one for that.

I guess this all counts as spoilers )
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I was in the mood for some Heyer so I chose to reread this one because it's extremely charming. It's Heyer, with all the flaws and virtues that implies, but it's a very good Heyer, which means the flaws are fairly toned down and the virtues particularly good. But that doesn't mean it's not still flawed. Oh Heyer. I love you but you're problematic.

(the best bits: ooh ooh a regency romance that acknowledges that TECHNOLOGY EXISTS AND IS PROGRESSING! And Frederica herself is a delight forever. Also gosh an important secondary character is a person who actually has to work for a living. Also I am never over minor spoiler )
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I last read this book in 2010 - over four years ago. I'd forgotten in the interim JUST HOW MUCH I love Sophy. She's just so irrepressibly confident and capable and clever and with a sense of humour and good cheer. Read more... )
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The other day I was staring at my bookshelves trying to decide what to read, and all of a sudden I noticed "Frederica" by Georgette Heyer sitting on one of the shelves. OH DUDE I'VE BEEN WANTING TO READ THAT FOR AGES, SWEEEEET, I thought, and then I was like WAIT. Because dude, clearly I own it and clearly I've owned it for a while if I didn't even remember buying it, so WHY HAVEN'T I READ IT BEFORE??? The perils of being me!

ANYWAYS then I read it and INTERNETS, YOU HAVE BEEN TELLING ME FOR AGES THAT FREDERICA IS A STELLAR EXAMPLE OF HEYER AT HER BEST AND YOU WERE NOT WRONG.

It is a great book!

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Lunchtime post again! A book review, this time, of a book I read back in...June? *headdesk*

Faro's Daughter, by Georgette Heyer

I really like this book! DEB DEB DEB ILU. Except! In which I elaborate on the thing I didn't like )
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Continuing my series of posts on books I read ages ago and then failed to post about EVEN THOUGH I've already written up all my thoughts, here is COTILLION, aka yet another Georgette Heyer. WHAT. Heyer's kind of addictive!

Cut for spoilers both for this book and for Heyer's book Cousin Kate )
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My computer has been returned to me! O frabjous day! In celebration, another book post. And then my computer turns off in just a few minutes and I will GO TO BED because I have not had enough sleep this week.


The Black Sheep, by Georgette Heyer

I was inspired to reread this one after [personal profile] sholio and I had a conversation in the comments to the last Heyer I read, about enjoying the Heyer books that have characters that skirt closer to the edges of society. And this one? HAS THAT. I love it SO MUCH.

I mean, still not perfect or anything! But!

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