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Subject: georgette heyer
Date Posted: 10/29/2010 5:25 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/29/2010 7:07 PM ET
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Yeeesssss?????

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 7:19 PM ET
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I feel I should be humming the Batman theme or something.

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 9:09 PM ET
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Or the theme to the Twilight Zone.

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 9:10 PM ET
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Anyway, I just swapped for a REALLY REALLY old copy of her book, Charity Girl.   Perfect dust jacket hardback.  I love this place.

Date Posted: 10/29/2010 9:13 PM ET
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My favorite is Cotillion, you?

Date Posted: 10/30/2010 11:36 AM ET
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I seem to remember likeing These Old Shades the best. With all the renewed interest in her I'm going to have to give her another go round - though my TBR pile really can't take it.



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Date Posted: 10/30/2010 11:45 AM ET
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I admit to collecting her books for 2 years without reading any!  I have been on a paperback/Laura Kinsale/Linda Lael Miller kick this year.   But I am going to make her my author for 2011.  I should have all my LK's read by then.

Date Posted: 11/1/2010 7:23 PM ET
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I think These Old Shades is my favorite. And Faro's Daughter.   I need to go back and read cotillion: I don't remember that one.

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 12:48 AM ET
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I love Georgette Heyer. One thing that she's great at is dialogue from side characters. She incorporates so many expressions from the times, and the best come from ruffian types.  The only one I can remember off of thetop of my head is someone being "handy with their fives" (a good fighter). 

I loved Faro's Daughter, too.  It was hilarious how the heroine was trying to convince the hero that she was low class by dressing tackily and assuming a crasser way of speaking.  I also loved the Grand Sophy, especially at the end where she intentionally shoots a man in the arm (was it the hero?) for a silly reason.

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 11:05 PM ET
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I love them all but my favorites are These Old Shades, Devil's Cub, The Convenient Marriage (loved Horry and her brother and his idiot friend!) and Venetia.