Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer

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Presents the life of the famous Regency novel author, drawing from Heyer's own notebooks, papers, and letters.

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Granted unprecedented access to the private papers of the fiercely private British author Georgette Heyer (1902-1974), Kloester (Georgette Heyer's Regency World), her official biographer, provides insights into the values, experiences, and role-models reflected in her bestselling romance novels, historical fiction, and British country house mysteries set in the 1930s and 1940s beginning with The Black Moth. Includes illustrations. Originally published in Great Britain in 2011 by William Heinemann, Random House, London. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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"A wonderful entertaining biography—a readable and lively account of this beloved writer."—Eloisa James, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Required reading for all lovers of Regency novels."—Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author of No Longer a Gentleman

"A superb portrayal of one of my all-time favorite writers."—Anne Gracie, award-winning author of Bride By Mistake

"An engaging, intriguing, absorbing, read!"—Stephanie Laurens, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Who was the real Georgette Heyer?

Georgette Heyer famously said, "I am to be found in my work."

Who was this amazing writer who was so secretive about her personal life that she never gave an interview? Where did she get her ideas? Were there real-life models for her ultra-manly heroes, independent-minded heroines, irascible guardians, and clever villains? What motivated her to build a Regency world so intricately researched that readers want to escape there again and again?

Heyer's Regency romances, historical novels, and mysteries have surprised and delighted millions of readers for decades, while the woman behind the stories has stayed hidden...Until now!

With unprecedented, exclusive access to Heyer's notebooks, papers, and early letters, Jennifer Kloester uncovers both the complex life of a private woman and a masterful writer's craft that will forever resonate in literature and beyond.

Praise for Georgette Heyer's Regency World:

"Meticulously researched yet splendidly entertaining ... a must-have."—Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"Detailed, informative, impressively researched. A Heyer lover writing for Heyer fans."—Times Literary Supplement
"Kloester's lively book will delight died-in-the-wool Regency readers." —Booklist

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, c2013
ISBN: 9781402271755
Branch Call Number: BIO Heyer KLO
Characteristics: xvi, 442 p. :,ill., ports. ;,23 cm.


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Sep 08, 2017

This is a very fascinating and well-written biography about one of my favourite authors. Georgette Heyer was an amazing writer, getting her first book published at age 18. This book is quite long, but I was never bored. I especially found the parts about what it was like to be writing and publishing books during the World Wars interesting. Reading this made me want to read even more of her books. I'm slowly but surely getting through them (she wrote more than 50). Recommended for anyone who likes Georgette Heyer's works, although it may make you think a little differently about her once you know her whole life story and idiosyncrasies.

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