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Pistols for Two (original 1960; edition 2005)

by Georgette Heyer

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Title:Pistols for Two
Authors:Georgette Heyer
Info:Arrow Books Ltd (2005), Paperback, 320 pages
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Pistols for Two and other stories by Georgette Heyer (1960)

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I did enjoy this book of short stories set in Regency England. Duels, elopements, arranged marriages.... even a gothic suspense style story. Heyer's characterisation is excellent even in short stories, and her plotting, as always flawless.

I did roughly remember some of the outcomes or the stories as I read, but enjoyed reading them all the same. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
An collection of short stories about duels and elopements. Utterly ridiculous, but an entertaining light-hearted read nonetheless. ( )
  cazfrancis | Oct 18, 2014 |
Read during Fall 2004

A collection of Regency Romance short stories with one mystery thrown in. Rather predictable and more references to trips to Gretna Green than I could ever imagine but fun.
  amyem58 | Jul 3, 2014 |
This collection features eleven short stories of light fiction set during England's regency period. The main themes are unwanted marriages, planned elopements to Gretna Green, and cross purposes.

'Night at the Inn' is quite different to the other stories, featuring two men and a lady - strangers to each other - staying at a dingy inn, run by a seemingly friendly couple. It is the darkest tale of the batch and had Ms Heyer decided to develop this into a novel it would probably be of the crime genre - even horror, depending how she dealt with it. It certainly has potential to be expanded.

The other ten stories are humorous with good dialogue interaction between the characters. Although I didn't find any of the tales gripping, I did find them entertaining. Worth reading if you like this type of genre. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Dec 13, 2013 |
Pistols for Two is a collection of Georgette Heyer short stories. All are Regency, most are romances with a few other genres tossed in for good measure. A bit some something for everyone really. Unless you want Westerns. Cowboys weren't really her thing.

Highlights:

"Pink Domino" - A rebellious sister and a case of mistaken identity create a night to remember for one put-upon London bachelor.

"A Husband for Fanny" - Mrs. Wingham has been saving all her pennies to give her daughter a London season and has even found her the perfect man. But does Fanny have other ideas?

"The Duel" - Can Dorothea save her brother from certain death in tomorrow's duel?

"Hazard" - After a long night of drinking and gambling, a brother puts his sister up as hazard. Surely he never expected that she would go along with the scheme.

"Snowdrift" - Two cousins race each other to Bath, but when the stage overturns into a snowdrift, it seems like neither will make it in time. ( )
  inge87 | Oct 26, 2013 |
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CONTENTS:

Pistols for Two

A Clandestine Affair

Bath Miss

Pink Domino

A Husband for Fanny

To Have the Honour

Night at the Inn

The Duel

Hazard

Snowdrift

Full Moon
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 009947638X, Paperback)

Affairs of honour, affairs of the heart, and all the gallantry, villainy and elegance of the age that Georgette Heyer has made her own are exquisitely revived in these eleven short stories of the Regency.

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'Pistols for Two' contains 11 stories of the Regency. They feature affairs of honour between bucks and blades, rakes and rascals; and affairs of the heart between heirs and orphans, beauties and bachelors - all the romance and intrigue of the age.

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