You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Georgette Heyer’ tag.

Devil's Cub Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer

This fun and witty Regency-era story follows the next generation of characters from These Old Shades (which was recommended to me as a good place to start reading Heyer, if you’re a novice like me). As before, there are scandals, trips to Paris, flighty young ladies, rakes, young ladies who shake some sense into the rakes, worries about what society will think, more scandal, concealed truths, the occasional duel, and a happy ending. What are you waiting for?

View all my reviews >>

I’ve been off work for an hour and a half, and I wish I were still at the library.  Not because I love my job that much (eight hours a day is enough for me) but because of the air conditioning – the delicious, delicious air conditioning.  It’s apparently 99 degrees, although I heard it was 105 earlier.  Either one is too hot.  It’s probably 90 inside my apartment (okay, somewhere in the 80s).  I’m about to abandon ship and spend the night at my parents’ – the couch is conveniently located next to the A/C.

I finished my first Georgette Heyer – These Old Shades – and I’m a convert.  I wish I had quotations, but I left the book at work.  I pretty much concur with Leila’s review – the improbable plot twists were hilarious, the characters delightful, the language a joy to read, the nature/nurture stuff hard to swallow, and the age difference a little weird, but I suppose no different than your typical Jane Austen Marianne/Brandon storyline.  I’m happy there are more, and I’m happy that my library hasn’t discarded our lovingly worn copies yet.

December 2021

Flickr Photos