The Quiet Gentleman (Regency Romances, 11)

The Quiet Gentleman (Regency Romances, 11)

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Author: Heyer, Georgette

Brand: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 368

Release Date: 01-06-2011

Details: Review "There is enough romance, enough ridiculous repartee, enough family drama to enrapture any one's heart. " ― Dolce Bellezza "The was a fun, light, and enjoyable read that reminded me why I need to read more of Heyer. Excellent!" ― Jenny Loves to Read "Heyer brings Regency England to life... " ― The Bookworm 07 "Heyer had such a clever mind and writing style... " ― The Burton Book Review "All of that Heyer wit and sarcasm that makes her books a joy to read. " ― Book Drunkard "Full of the witty dialog for which Ms. Heyer is so famous." ― Broken Teepee "They don't write regency romances like this any more." ― Historical Hilarity "Quick, witty, and Austen-esque... " ― In the Hammock Book Reviews "The characters come alive on the page... " ― Inspiring the Dawn "There is enough romance, enough ridiculous repartee, enough family drama to enrapture any one's heart." ― Dolce Bellezza Product Description One of bestselling author Georgette Heyer's most suspenseful Regency romances, The Quiet Gentleman combines an ingenious mystery plot with her signature witty style and effervescently engaging characters. Less than a hero's welcome… Returning to his family seat from Waterloo, Gervase Frant, seventh Earl of St Erth, could have expected more enthusiasm for his homecoming. His quiet cousin, stepmother, and young half-brother seem openly disappointed that he survived the wars. And when he begins to fall for his half-brother's sweetheart, his chilly reception goes from unfriendly to positively murderous. Praise for Georgette Heyer and The Quiet Gentleman: "Fascinating reading…authentic atmosphere in a delightful English tale"―Chicago Sunday Tribune "Georgette Heyer was one of the great protagonists of the historical novel in the post-war golden age of the form. Her regency romances are delightful light reading, and her historical novels such as The Spanish Bride and An Infamous Army demonstrate how fiction and history can work together to make a valuable literary form."―Philippa Gregory, bestselling author About the Author Georgette Heyer's novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. English Heritage has awarded Georgette Heyer one of their prestigious Blue Plaques, designating her Wimbledon home as the residence of an important figure in British history. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success. Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. A very private woman, she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or personal life. Her work included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. One In the guide-books it figured as Stanyon Castle; on the tongues of the villagers, it was the Castle; the Polite World spoke of it as Stanyon, as it spoke of Woburn, and of Cheveley. It was situated in Lincolnshire, not very many miles from Grantham, rather nearer to Stamford: a locality considered by those who were more interested in the chase than in any particular grandeur of scenery to be admirable. It had more claim to be called a Castle than many another nobleman's seat. A mediæval fortress, of which various not very interesting records were to be found in the muniment room, now used by Mr Theodore Frant as an office, had previously stood upon the site; and such portions of the ancient building as had survived the passage of time had been incorporated into the Tudor manor which had succeeded the fortress. Later generations had enlarged an

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