Posted by Clare on September 04, 1997 at 23:14:46:
In reply to Oh, Yessss! posted by Marsha on September 04, 1997 at 22:19:35
] False Colors is one of my favorites also, since it's the one that got me hooked on Heyer. The scene with Clare's mother, the one that comes to extort money from Kit always has me ROTFLOL. And so does Lady Denville's tricking poor Sir Bonamy into marriage.
] What about Faro's Daughter-it's got to have the best hero-heroine matches. I read in on Greyhound and the lady sitting next to me kept staring at me: "What was this strange girl doing giggling to herself"
] And do you like These Old Shades or Friday's Child?
] I better stop or I'll go on forever.
] And I totally love the discussion idea. How can we arrange it?
I pretty much like ALL of Heyer's regency novels. Not too fond of her mysteries though.
However, I have to admit that I rate any of the novels where the girl dresses up like a boy as near the bottom of the list. I just DON'T find it realistic- I can't believe that no one (but the hero) ever sees through these girls (who are soooooo beautiful and feminate once they change out of their men's clothes!) Just not possible in my opinion. However, out of all the "girl dressed as boy" novels, These Old Shades is the best of the genre. I find Rupert and his wine to be so funny!!
P.S. I really dislike the one novel where the brother and sister switches places (I think it is "The Corithain"- sorry I know that is spelled wrong- but too lazy to look it up). I just can't see how this brother made such a "beautiful" woman, then turned into this handsome, dashing and virle man. Also, I think I am not as fond of her Georgian era novels- the rhythm of the language she uses just bothers me.
As far as getting a Heyer novel on the Pemberley reading list- it seems like they have a pretty full schedule already planned, what with Jane Eyre, Possesion and Vanity Fair upcoming. Perhaps after those "weighty" novels everyone will be ready for a fast read?? Let's hope so! :-)
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