Georgette Heyer (Paperback)

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The groundbreaking biography of one of the world's best-loved and bestselling authors

Who was the real Georgette Heyer?

Georgette Heyer famously said, I am to be found in my work.

Who was this amazing writer who was so secretive about her personal life that she never gave an interview? Where did she get her ideas? Were there real-life models for her ultra-manly heroes, independent-minded heroines, irascible guardians, and clever villains? What motivated her to build a Regency worldso intricately researched that readers want to escape there again and again?

Heyer's Regency romances, historical novels, and mysteries have surprised and delighted millions of readers for decades, while the woman behind the storieshas stayed hidden...Until now

With unprecedented, exclusive access to Heyer's notebooks, papers, and early letters, Jennifer Kloester uncovers both the complex life of a private woman anda masterful writer's craft that will forever resonate in literature and beyond.

A wonderful entertaining biography--a readable and lively account of this beloved writer.--Eloisa James, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Required reading for all lovers of Regency novels.--Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author of No Longer a Gentleman

A superb portrayal of one of my all-time favorite writers.--Anne Gracie, award-winning author of Bride By Mistake

An engaging, intriguing, absorbing, read --Stephanie Laurens, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Praise for Georgette Heyer's Regency World:

Meticulously researched yet splendidly entertaining ... a must-have.--Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Detailed, informative, impressively researched. A Heyer lover writing for Heyer fans.--Times Literary Supplement

Kloester's lively book will delight died-in-the-wool Regency readers. --Booklist

About the Author


Jennifer Kloester is the foremost expert on Georgette Heyer. A professional writer for more than a decade, Jennifer was granted unlimited access to Georgette Heyer's private papers by her son, Sir Richard Rougier. She also had exclusive access to the newly discovered archives of Georgette Heyer's early letters. Meticulously researched, Jennifer's groundbreaking biography provides a wealth of new and intriguing insights into one of the world's most reclusive bestselling authors. Jennifer has travelled widely researching Georgette Heyer's life and writing and is a sought-after speaker on Heyer and the Regency. Jennifer lives in Melbourne, Australia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781402271755
ISBN-10: 1402271751
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication Date: January 1st, 2013
Pages: 464
Language: English