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Georgette Heyer's Regency World (2005)

by Jennifer Kloester

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"The definitive guide for all fans of Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, and the glittering Regency period" "Detailed, informative, impressively researched. A Heyer lover writing for Heyer fans." "-Times Literary Supplement" Immerse yourself in the resplendent glow of Regency England and the world of Georgette Heyer... From the fascinating slang, the elegant fashions, the precise ways the "bon ton "ate, drank, danced, and flirted, to the shocking real life scandals of the day, "Georgette Heyer's Regency World "takes you behind the scenes of Heyer's captivating novels. As much fun to read as Heyer's own novels, beautifully illustrated, and meticulously researched, Jennifer Kloester's essential guide brings the world of the Regency to life for Heyer fans and Jane Austen fans alike. "An invaluable guide to the world of the bon ton. No lover of Georgette Heyer's novels should be without it." -- Katie Fforde "Splendidly entertaining" -"Publishers Weekly" "Meticulously researched yet splendidly entertaining, Kloester's comprehensive guide to the world of upper-class regency England is a must-have." -"Publishers Weekly "Starred Review… (more)
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[This is a review I wrote in 2008]

**A good read for fans of Regency literature**

Readers of Regency literature will be delighted to find this informative and well-written book now available in paperback. Jennifer Kloester has delved into the heart of the upper echelons of society during the Regency period and her book provides a substantive, yet easy-to-read, account of many different aspects of Regency culture.

Aimed at Heyer fans, with constant references back to characters in Georgette Heyer novels, it's also going to appeal to Austen fans and general readers alike. I found it fascinating to read about the different layers in upper class society and the finer points of etiquette and moral standards. I'd always wondered what the differences were between fops and bucks and dandys, and I had never had any idea at all of what a nonpareil was! It's interesting too to read about the details of the London Season - the most fashionable places to be seen, who would be invited to what, and in particular to read about the most exclusive establishment of Almack's and the highly sought after vouchers for visiting there.

You'll find a wealth of easily accessible information packed into these pages and it's sure to help enhance the enjoyment of all Regency novels, not just Georgette Heyer's. One small gripe would be that there are occasions in the book where I would have liked a footnote or reference to where the information had come from. An impressively researched and readable reference book. ( )
  ArdizzoneFan | Nov 12, 2020 |
Un saggio delizioso su usi e costumi dell'Inghilterra di fine 700/inizio '800 basato su romanzi di Georgette Heyer.

La spiegazione di usi e costumi del mondo di una grande autrice di romanzi storici a torto considerata solo "un'autrice di romanzi rosa"
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  annarellix | Jan 31, 2018 |
A really handy reference to explain all those terms understood in the 1800's but having evolved in recent times to perhaps have a different connotation. Indispensable if you are new to Georgette Heyer's world. Not an entirely complete catalogue of terms. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Jun 20, 2017 |
An excellent reference if you are new to Heyer's books and a must have for anyone considering writing about this period. ( )
  Pat_Gibson | May 28, 2017 |
If you enjoy Regency-era romances, you will learn many interesting details from this book. Although I love fiction, it's nice to know about some of facts of that era. ( )
  LadyWesley | Sep 25, 2013 |
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"The definitive guide for all fans of Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, and the glittering Regency period" "Detailed, informative, impressively researched. A Heyer lover writing for Heyer fans." "-Times Literary Supplement" Immerse yourself in the resplendent glow of Regency England and the world of Georgette Heyer... From the fascinating slang, the elegant fashions, the precise ways the "bon ton "ate, drank, danced, and flirted, to the shocking real life scandals of the day, "Georgette Heyer's Regency World "takes you behind the scenes of Heyer's captivating novels. As much fun to read as Heyer's own novels, beautifully illustrated, and meticulously researched, Jennifer Kloester's essential guide brings the world of the Regency to life for Heyer fans and Jane Austen fans alike. "An invaluable guide to the world of the bon ton. No lover of Georgette Heyer's novels should be without it." -- Katie Fforde "Splendidly entertaining" -"Publishers Weekly" "Meticulously researched yet splendidly entertaining, Kloester's comprehensive guide to the world of upper-class regency England is a must-have." -"Publishers Weekly "Starred Review

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