Venetia

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Random House, Feb 28, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
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A wonderfully witty and entertaining Regency romance by one of the best-known and most beloved historical novelists of all time.

In all her twenty-five years, lovely Venetia Lanyon has never been further than Harrogate, nor enjoyed the attentions of any but her two wearisomely persistent suitors. Then, in one extraordinary encounter, she meets a neighbour she only knows by reputation - the infamous Lord Damerel - and before she knows better, is egging on a libertine whose way of life has scandalised the North Riding for years.

Yet again Georgette Heyer shows the qualities that made her one of the most successful and best-loved romantic novelists of her age, and why her popularity endures to this day.

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

I like this one. It’s wickedly funny in places and very sweet in others. While I can say that in general I have problems with the rake motif, in this particular instance I felt like the personalities worked. Anyway, it makes me happy. [Oct. 2009] Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.

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