Georgette Heyer

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Sourcebooks, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 442 pages
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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 forher 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 ... amust-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

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User Review  - comixminx - LibraryThing

Interesting in many ways, though overly hagiographic (the young Georgette was talented and beautiful and fantastic in every way, etc etc). It does give some interesting insights into the process behind the novels, but not one to keep and re-read in the way I do the novels themselves. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

During the extensive study and research of Georgette Heyer's work for her PhD thesis, Jennifer Kloester had access to private papers and other information through the generosity of Georgette Heyer's estate, discovering a wealth of new material on the immensely private author. Kloester lives in Victoria, Australia.

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