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Georgette Heyer's Regency World
Georgette Heyer's Regency World
Georgette Heyer's Regency World
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Georgette Heyer's Regency World

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The definitive guide for all fans of Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, and the glittering Regency period

"Detailed, informative, impressively researched. A Heyer lover writing for Heyer fans." —Times Literary Supplement

Immerse yourself in the resplendent glow of Regency England and the world of Georgette Heyer…

From the fascinating slang, the elegant fashions, the precise ways the bon ton ate, drank, danced, and flirted, to the shocking real life scandals of the day, Georgette Heyer's Regency World takes you behind the scenes of Heyer's captivating novels.

As much fun to read as Heyer's own novels, beautifully illustrated, and meticulously researched, Jennifer Kloester's essential guide brings the world of the Regency to life for Heyer fans and Jane Austen fans alike.

"An invaluable guide to the world of the bon ton. No lover of Georgette Heyer's novels should be without it." — Katie Fforde

"Splendidly entertaining" —Publishers Weekly

"Meticulously researched yet splendidly entertaining, Kloester's comprehensive guide to the world of upper-class regency England is a must-have." —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Release dateAug 1, 2010
Georgette Heyer's Regency World
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Jennifer Kloester

During the extensive study and research of Georgette Heyer’s work for her PhD thesis, Jennifer Kloester had access to private papers and other information through the generosity of Georgette Heyer’s estate, discovering a wealth of new material on the immensely private author. Kloester lives in Victoria, Australia.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    A really handy reference to explain all those terms understood in the 1800's but having evolved in recent times to perhaps have a different connotation. Indispensable if you are new to Georgette Heyer's world. Not an entirely complete catalogue of terms.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    This will be more valuable to someone who doesn't know Heyer's work well, as by the time someone has read her regency books several times, she has also picked up most of this information.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Excellent overview of aspects of life during the regency, as seen in Heyer's novels.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    A useful collection of background material for Heyer.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Very list-y, with some infelicities arising from this (for instance, repetition of phrases within mere paragraphs). It does include some interesting factoids but overall most of it is stuff that you can gather from the context in which they are used in Heyer's world. Worth a read through but not a must-have.
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars