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Sylvester: or The Wicked Uncle | Georgette Heyer
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"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." -Publishers Weekly Rank, wealth, and elegance are no match for a young lady who writes novels... Sylvester, Duke of Salford, has exacting requirements for a bride. Then he meets Phoebe Marlow, a young lady with literary aspirations, and suddenly life becomes very complicated. She meets none of his criteria, and even worse, she has written a novel that is sweeping through the ton and causing all kinds of gossip... and he's the main character! What Readers Say: "A truly brilliant Heyer with an adorable and very real heroine and a hero who is very human!" "One of Heyer's most unsung achievements, a classic Pride and Prejudice story. Hilarity and adventure throughout." "The hero may be my all-time favorite. He is so drily funny it takes your breath away. What a wonderful love story." "Hilariously funny, romantic, even touching in a subtle way." Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.
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Chrissyreadit
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Ok friends- these are books I‘m interested in- thanks to @mabell I own the tagged- but I ordered the others- because I developed this passion from exposure to you three (tbh especially Elizabeth) so my collection is growing. If none of these suit I‘m happy to order something else.

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Tamra @Chrissyreadit I want to read this one! 1mo
mabell Love that you love Heyer too! ❤️❤️❤️ Having said that, I also really want to read Old Herbaceous 🤣 1mo
Chrissyreadit @mabell doesn‘t it sound just fun? 1mo
quirkyreader Yea, another person in the Heyer snare. 1mo
julieclair Old Herbaceous sounds like a hoot! But it‘s hard to resist a Heyer. I would enjoy any of these, but I guess my top 2 choices would be Old Herbaceous and Friday‘s Child. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks I've read These Old Shades recently (and it wasn't my favorite haha) but I am up for any of the other Heyer books. Old Herbaceous also sounds fun!! It's hard to choose books for this group!! 😂 1mo
Chrissyreadit I think Old Herbaceous is it. 1mo
julieclair Yay for Old Herbaceous! Also... if you want to hold on to my copy of Darling Buds of May and just include it in the package when you send Herbaceous, that's fine with me, and will save on postage. @TheAromaofBooks suggested this to me and I thought it was a great idea! 😃 1mo
Chrissyreadit @julieclair perfect!!! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm looking forward to this one!! 1mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Elizabeth what a special surprise!! Thank you for thinking of me 😘 your packages are always so beautiful and thoughtful 💕

Anna40 What is your cabin in the wood? I love the cover and title 1mo
mabell ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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LeahBergen
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It‘s time for another Georgette Heyer!

I‘ve frequently seen people pick this as a favourite of her books. Let‘s see…

Aimeesue Well, isn't he fancy! Lovely cover! (edited) 4mo
LeahBergen @Aimeesue Yes, it was noted that he has a finely shaped leg. 😆 4mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen That is exactly what I look for in a suitor! 4mo
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Cathythoughts Yes he is quite dapper ❤️ 4mo
mabell I didn‘t know this was a popular favorite! I‘m pretty sure it‘s on my shelf, but if not, of course I‘m adding it 😆 4mo
Megabooks Great cover! 4mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts He is. 😆 4mo
LeahBergen @mabell I‘m about halfway through and it‘s a fun one! 4mo
LeahBergen @Megabooks It is! 😄 4mo
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Vansa
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#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz
1.I would love to live in London,such an amazing, vibrant, truly diverse city!
2.This scene in Rilla of Ingleside always makes me cry!
3.Tagged book is my favourite Heyer,and is my go-to comfort read!
Quite late to post,I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

ozma.of.oz London would be lovely! Thank you for posting! 💖 9mo
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Vansa
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February #RoaringWolf reading challenge.Bit late but not update a romance challenge? Impossible!This list is in a combination of my husband's absolutely perfect handwriting,and my far more average one!!
The genre I love in general is countries on the cusp of dramatic change,and Free is one of the best I've read

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SLSbooks
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Great fling back to a Regency Romance! Just a fun book to relax with after reading so many serious books.

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sydneyerin
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This book was exactly what I needed. A regency romance that was laugh out loud funny and had enough adventure to keep it interesting. I'll definitely be checking out more of Georgette Heyer's work.

#audio #hoopla #romance #regency

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Gillyreads
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Hour 18 challenge: romance. My first introduction to romance was my mum‘s Georgette Heyer collection. I‘ve read these all so many times I‘ve lost count. Regency is still my favourite but I have branched out as well. #24in48

YouBookMe I adore Georgette Heyer! Just did a reread of Devil‘s Cub. 4y
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Sarah83
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Finished this #netgalley book this morning.
I really loved this story about two protagonists, who couldn't be more different.
One man, who thinks he's the greatest man in the world & one woman who doesn't want to live her life like the society wants her to. These two & some other characters entertain us in such a great manner that I had to think, why haven't't I read a book from her before, since I love Jane Austen's novels? 😊 #skandalimballsaal

Moray_Reads I have fallen in love with Georgette Heyer this year. She's my go-to light reading author. My favourites so far are Venetia and Arabella but I've enjoyed all of them 4y
Sarah83 @Moray_Reads I will have a look for some more 💖😍 4y
Tamra I‘ve not read her - stacked! 4y
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LeahBergen I love Heyer ❤️ 4y
Sarah83 @LeahBergen it was my first one 😊 4y
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen @Sarah83 I ❤️ what I‘ve read so far, but need to read more. (Including this one.) 😊 4y
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads which one did you read? 🤗 4y
rubyslippersreads @Sarah83 I absolutely loved 4y
rubyslippersreads @Sarah83 The other one I‘ve read is 4y
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads I stacked them both 😊 4y
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Sarah83
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I am not a Halloween fan, but I loved the flowers and the pumpkin. 😊

Try to finish the tagged #netgalley book now. 😊💖 #skandalimballsaal

SilversReviews LOVE that Kindle cover. 4y
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Sarah83
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So it's definitely cold enough, so I can use my new bed linen. I love the reading gnome. 😊💖

Still enjoying the tagged book. I like the atmosphere and the time pretty much. #netgalley #skandalimballsaal

LeahBergen So cute! 4y
DGRachel They‘re adorable! 4y
tina_b.ooks Looks lovely! 4y
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mcipher So cute!! ❤️ 4y
RealBooks4ever The linen is adorable!! 💜 4y
SilversReviews I LOVE your Kindle cover. 4y
Sarah83 @SilversReviews Thank you 😊 4y
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Sarah83
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#netgalley #skandalimballsaal

Starting my next Netgalley read 😊💖

rubyslippersreads This is another one I want to read. 😊 4y
LeahBergen I have this one on my shelf. 👍🏻 4y
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howjessicareads
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I‘ve been enjoying SYLVESTER on audio for the last two days, as I do a bunch of housecleaning / projects. Decided to grab my old paperback copy to read one chapter in print while I eat my lunch! 🙂 #georgetteheyer

QuietlyLaura Georgette Heyer is wonderful! I listen to her books on audio, too. They are like comfort reads. 5y
LeahBergen 💕💕💕 5y
wordslinger42 Is Richard Armitage the narrator for this? He did Venetia on Audible, so I wondered if he'd done more of her books! 5y
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howjessicareads @wordslinger42 - nope, Nicholas Rowe. 5y
CoffeeK8 Such a lovely book 💕 5y
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LeahBergen
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#Carriages are of the utmost importance (for Regency novel covers 😉).

#150PnPCoverParty

Moray_Reads These are great covers! So much better than the ones I've seen 5y
Carolyn11215 Ohhhh...Georgette Heyer!!! I adored the one book I‘ve read of hers. Need to read some others!! 5y
Leftcoastzen Nice oldies ! 5y
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mabell Lovely covers! 😍 I didn't realize it before, but carriages were central to the plot of the Nonesuch. The most vital confidences occurred in carriages. 😉 5y
rubyslippersreads Lovely vintage covers! 😍 5y
batsy What delightful editions 😍 5y
Melissa_J Look at those covers!! 5y
LeahBergen @Carolyn11215 You do! I love her. 5y
Leftcoastzen @LeahBergen know exactly what you mean.They used a certain candy like tones back in the day.Fun. 5y
CrowCAH Apparently so! 😉 5y
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margreads
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The audio book version of this, as narrated by Richard Armitage, is aural bliss. I listen to it every couple of years and always enjoy it!!

#audiobook #reread

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KaraDunn
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Phoebe might be my new favorite Heyer heroine - she loves horses, writes novels, and is consistently rude to the duke, which of course causes him to fall madly in love with her.

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MamaBear
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The book was a delight and seeing the theatre production was icing on the cake. So much fun to see a good book adapted with creativity and skill

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CoffeeK8
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A lovely abridged version... I need something lighthearted for my next audiobook

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deirdrebeecher
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Georgette Heyer is one of those novelists I reread over and over again. While never matching Jane Austin, she is certainly the best Austin substitute on the market. Regency romance at its wittiest and most romantic.

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meichner87
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Three pink books + my Valentine's carnations. #riotgrams

GypsyKat I love carnations 💗 6y
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margreads
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I have listened to this on audio book before but it was definitely worth revisiting, if only for the narration by Richard Armitage! #swoon #auralbliss #audiobook

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margreads
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Couldn't decide what to listen to next so I have gone back to an old favourite! Love listening to the dulcet tones of Richard Armitage

#auralbliss #audiobook

Angieville Looking forward to this one 6y
BookThingo I tried to read this maybe three time and just couldn't get through it. 😞 (edited) 6y
margreads I've listened to this before although it's not my favourite of these audio books that are narrated by Richard Armitage @Angieville @BookThingo 6y
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LeahBergen
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These witty little Regency tales have always been a guilty pleasure of mine. #InTheMoodForLove #SeasonsReadings2016

rubyslippersreads Pretty copies! 😍😍😍 6y
Jhullie They are lovely, my copies are from the 1970s and early 80s and not particularly attractive. 6y
Reviewsbylola Georgette Heyer is great! 6y
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Don't tell anyone, but sometimes when I read Georgette's books like Sylvester I find myself wondering if she is not even BETTER than Jane Austen. I know, I know...tantamount to heresy but the quirky, mutinous, novelist heroine and the wicked Uncle Sylvester may change even your mind.