Lagniappe 18: Riddle and Heyer

A little something extra from Steven Riddle. He writes about why Georgette Heyer is not what we think of as a "romance writer" and how her novels have much to recommend them to both men and women.

According to Webster
la·gniappe \ˈlan-ˌyap, lan-ˈ\
Etymology: American French, from American Spanish la ñapa the lagniappe, from la + ñapa, yapa, from Quechua yapa something added
Date: 1844
: a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase;
broadly : something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure

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