The Private World of Georgette Heyer
Posted by Carolyn on November 13, 1997 at 08:46:47:
Last Saturday, I was lucky enough to get The Private World of Georgette Heyer by Joan Aiken Hodge, Bodley Head, London, 1984.
This is only biography about GH, and is extremely hard to come by. However, if you can find it, get it. The number of illustrations and pictures from the regency period makes it worth the effort/price. (I really wish I owned a scanner).
It is also a readable book and is pretty even handed account of the author's life, through her books, her letters (mostly business), and interviews with family and friends. GH never gave interviews, so it is mostly interpretation of her through others that we learn what she was like.
I wish her son would publish her regency notebooks (she had one on almost every subject imaginable--Fashion, Military, Carriages, Slang of the times, Money and Prices in the regency, etc.). One reason for not doing so is she never documented her sources, since the notebooks were for her use only.
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