An Infamous Army
Posted by Woodhouse on June 11, 1998 at 17:27:59:
In response to Georgette Heyer, written by P. Bingham on June 11, 1998 at 15:12:09
] Can anyone recommend a Georgette Heyer book without sending me to the Georgette Heyer Page? I found plenty of them in print but did not want to order them until I knew the content or at least had a recommendation.
For pure military history, try "An Infamous Army" if you are lucky enough to find a copy. This is a very historically accurate work and not, as I recall, terribly romantic. Be aware that Heyer also wrote some very fine who-done-its and you will, I assume, want to avoid those.
Since Heyer's works may not be a topic of interest to this board, contact me via email if you would like a more detailed run-down. There is very little of Heyer's work I have not read. Tell me a little more about what you like. As you have noted, many of her best works are set in rural areas, and it appears this is not what you are looking for. Many are set in Bath, not London.
One excellent work which contains a good regency feel is set in London. It is called "Faro's Daughter" and I am hoping to re-read it next week. (Provided I can manage to finish Eliot's "Adam Bede" which is not capturing my interest.) My favorite Heyer, "Black Sheep" is set in Bath, and contains a wealth of cutural detail if Bath is your thing.
Lord, I do go on! Good reading!
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