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Publisher's Summary

A best-selling novelist since 1921, Georgette Heyer is known across the world for her historical romances set in Regency England. This is the ultimate, definitive guide to Georgette Heyer's novels, her heroines, her villains and dashing heroes, the shops, clubs and towns they frequented, the parties and seasons they celebrated, how they ate, drank and dressed, socialised, shopped, and drove. An utterly delightful and fun read, compelling in its historical detail, this is a must-hear for any Georgette Heyer fan.
©2008 Jennifer Kloester; (P)2008 Oakhill Publishing Ltd.
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By katherine on 08-27-11

You will learn a lot...

I'm sure that as a "teaching tool," this book deserves 5 stars. It is truly not entertaining though. I love Georgette Heyer's novels and I hoped that this was a story...perhaps I didn't read the description well enough. It is a very detailed lesson about the culture, fashion, customs, etc. of the Regency period.

If you are looking to verify the accuracy of Heyer's stories...this should do it ; )

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By Mim on 01-17-14

Sets the historical context straight

All the details of the novels and how they tied into the historical information of the setting. Quite informative. Not a novel, but full of interesting tidbits.

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By Jeanette on 06-19-11

Fascinating Social History

I was a snob about romantic fiction until I started background research on its history for an academic paper; this book was part of my discovery about the care that Heyer took with her beautifully written literature. Kloester has produced a witty and helpful guide (the fabrics, the alcohol, and something of the political time) aiding the understanding, and entertainment value of the books. Charlotte Strevens has exactly the right register and humour in her performance to make this book live, Highly recommend.

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By Mary on 12-09-14

A detailed introduction to the period

Would you listen to Georgette Heyer's Regency World again? Why?

No. But I would read it again in the print version, especially if there were plenty of illustrations.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Georgette Heyer's Regency World?

The section on food and meals was fascinating. All the sections were interesting though.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Charlotte Strevens?

I'm afraid not. She has a nice voice but some odd pronunciation and rather elocution-y voice was something of a distraction.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not that sort of book! It is a look at the social history of the period, using as examples some of Georgette Heyer's characters.

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