- An "Interview" with Georgette Heyer: Heyer didn't grant interviews but these are the answers gleaned by the writer from other sources.
- Georgette Heyer Mailing List Companion: many links here to such things as slang and Regency resources.
- Georgette Heyer.com: many interesting links on this fan website.
- At the Back Fence: a newsletter dedicated to romance novels, this article highlights readers' discovery of and love for Heyers' novels.
- Georgette Heyer: basic bio of the author and a chronology of her books.
This is no bodice-ripper, but it is wonderfully romantic in a madcap sort of way. In fact, Heyer wrote it in 1934, and it’s a Georgian, not Regency period, if that matters (I believe it does, to some) but reading this thing was like watching one of my favorite screwball comedies of that era. The heroine is a humorous scamp, the hero - Gad, I fell in love with him! He only shows up in about a third of the book, but he is so well drawn, so clever and funny and wry, that he steals every chapter he’s in. The rest of the book is dominated by secondary characters who kept me in stitches, particularly the overindulging brother, Pel and his drinking/gambling buddy, Pom.
I picked it up yesterday and couldn’t put it down - read it right through the night...
I said, “no, it’s not sexy at all - but it IS romantic, but just tantalizingly so. What it is, is freaking hilarious.”
Anyway, I overcame my prejudice and took out the only two Heyer books on the shelves: the aforementioned Beauvallet and another complete gem, The Unknown Ajax.
Well, be still my beating heart. I am a convert to Georgette Heyer's romances, even if I might not be converted to anyone else's.
And reading a description of the dashing Beauvallet, an English pirate riding into France to steal away the Spanish girl he has fallen in love with, made me open my eyes to what is appealing in manly men...
Gentle irony and subtle humor in prose that is not uncomely and sometimes rises to Austenian heights--Georgette Heyer a much underrated, underread master of the historical romance. It's a shame because there is much fun to be had with Ms. Heyer's magnificent novels.The Black Moth:Steven Riddle is not new to Georgette Heyer, but he is reading Powder and Patch for the first time.
- Episode 4: Prologue, Chapters 1-2
- Episode 5: Chapters 3-5
- Episode 6: Chapters 6-7
- Episode 8: Chapters 8-9
- Episode 9: Chapters 10-12
- Episode 10: Chapters 13-14
- Episode 11: Chapters 15-16
- Episode 13: Chapters 17-18
- Episode 14: Chapters 19-20
- Episode 15: Chapters 21-22
- Episode 16: Chapters 23-24
- Episode 18: Chapters 25-27
- Episode 19: Finale