Georgette Heyer


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    Historical Romance

    1975

    John, Duke of Bedford--very human, very powerful, intensely virile--he is an unforgettable figure in England's most turbulent and bawdy era. Master of court intrigue, perilously close to the awesome responsibilities of the Crown, he remained a full-b...

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    Traditional Regency

    1972

    Annis Wychwood was in her late twenties, a beautiful heiress, and hopelessly single. When she sponsored young Lucilla Carleton's "coming out," the town's social elite were shocked. After all, how could Annis find Lucilla a husband when she could not ...

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    Traditional Regency

    1970

    The first time the young Viscount saw the girl, he thought she was a child. A child in trouble, running away. But she was nearly seventeen and when Desford rescued her, everyone assumed that he had run off with her. Now in disgrace, Desford had to...

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    Traditional Regency

    1968

    THE SECRET OF STAPLEWOOD The night was airless, with an oppressive calm that presaged a storm. It seemed to Kate she had been lying awake for hours, repeating questions that plagued her. Faintly, she heard footsteps. Tiptoeing across the galler...

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    Traditional Regency

    1966

    With her high-spirited intelligence and good looks, Abigail Wendover was a most sought-after young woman. But of all her high-placed suitors, there was none Abigail could love. Miles Calverleigh had no regard for the polite conventions of Regency ...

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    Traditional Regency

    1965

    LONDON IN "THE SEASON" Frederica Merrivale has come to London for the glittering social season, in order to give her beautiful younger sister Charis a chance to make a good marriage. The Merrivales, a family of solid social standing, have fallen i...

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    Traditional Regency

    1963

    A STICKY SITUATION The young Earl of Denville was missing. Handsome and eligible as the titled elder of the renowned Fancot twins was, no one would forgive him if he failed to appear before his fiancee's family. For even though they did not love e...

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    Traditional Regency

    1962

    STARTLING NEWS When they learned that Sir Waldo Hawkridge was coming, the village gentry were thrown into a flurry. The famed sportsman himself! Heir to an uncounted fortune, and a leader of London society! The local youths idolized "the Nonesuch"...

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    Traditional Regency

    1961

    Although Jenny Chawleigh was bright, well-mannered, and an heiress, she was no match for Julia Oversley, the love of handsome Adam Deveril's life. But Adam desperately needed money to keep his fatherless family together, and a marriage to Jenny would...

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    Traditional Regency

    1960

    THE GALLANT GAME OF LOVE The meeting of eyes at a ball--the touch of hands in an open carriage--one breathless, moonlit kiss--This is the stuff of which stories like these are made. Here is the vanished world of great country houses and London in ...

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    Traditional Regency

    1959

    Making the best of a bad situation, Anthea Darricot was civil to her newly-met cousin Hugh--but barely. For Anthea, reduced to accepting the charity of irascible Lord Darricot, had been ordered to marry Hugh, recent heir to the Darricot fortune. G...

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    Traditional Regency

    1958

    SCANDAL OF THE SEASON At five-and-twenty, Venetia Lanyon despairs of ever meeting the handsome hero of her romantic dreams. Then her long-absent neighbor, Lord Damerel, returns home to Yorkshire. An infamous rake, he is the most scandalous man in ...

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    Traditional Regency

    1957

    Young, beautiful, impetuous, Lady Helen Cardross had collected quite a basket of little white lies in her efforts to help those less fortunate than herself. There were, for example; her own dashing, debt-ridden brother, and her husband's love-sick, y...

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    Traditional Regency

    1957

    Nothing could have induced impulsive outspoken Phoebe Marlow to marry handsome, elegant Svlvester Rayne, Duke of Salford, the one man she thoroughly detested. But Sylvester had other ideas; this beautiful young rebel had caught his fancy, and if Pet...

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    Traditional Regency

    1956

    Young, beautiful and headstrong--but old enough to know her own romantic mind--Amanda ran away from her doting grandfather, who objected to her proposed marriage to a youthful, impecunious officer. Fleeing alone across Regency England. Amanda soon...

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    Traditional Regency

    1955

    PETTICOAT REBEL Lady Serena Carlow raged as she heard her father's last will and testament! How could he mortgage his only daughter to the odious Lord No Rotherham, making the very man she had recently jilted caretaker of her inheritance and her h...

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    Traditional Regency

    1954

    Captain John Staple's exploits in the Peninsula and Waterloo had earned him the sobriquet Crazy Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards. Back from the battlefront, he is planning to settle down after a brave military career, and searches for t...

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    Traditional Regency

    1953

    Meet Kitty Charing: young, beautiful--and penniless... The three great nephews of Mr. Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune. The wily old gentleman has hatched a freakish plan for h...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1953

    Inspectors Hannasyde & Hemingway - 8

    THE LATE AND UNLAMENTED It was a hot June evening, and young Haswell had just motored the lovely Abby Dearham back from Thornden's social event of the week. All of the village uppercrust had come to the Haswells' tennis party--the Squire, the Vicar,...

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    Traditional Regency

    1951

    AN UNWELCOME RETURN... Unscathed from the wars, Gervase Frant finally returns to his father's estate to claim his title as the new Earl of Stanyon. But his stepmother's resentment and his half brother's open disdain put a chill on Gervase's welco...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1951

    Inspectors Hannasyde & Hemingway - 7

    THE LOVELY SUSPECT A GRISLY PIECE OF WORK Inspector Hemingway has his work cut out for him when a seemingly civilized game of Duplicate Bridge leads to a double murder. The crimes seem identical, but were they carried out by the same hand? Things be...

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    Traditional Regency

    1950

    When the redoubtable Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy is ordered to South America on business, he leaves his only daughter Sophy with his sister in Berkeley Square. Newly arrived from her tour of the Continent, Miss Sophia Stanton-Lacy invites herself into th...

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    Traditional Regency

    1949

    To Arabella Tallant, the eldest daughter of a penniless country clergyman, the invitation to stay with her London godmother was like the key to heaven, for in addition to living in the glamorous city, Arabella might even find a suitable husband there...

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    Traditional Regency

    1948

    Enormously wealthy, scrupulously mannered and suffocatingly confined by his title the young Adolphus Gillespie Ware, the 7th Duke of Sale -- known to friends as Gilly -- longed for a spot of true excitement. When he learns that his marriage has alrea...

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    Traditional Regency

    1946

    Elinor Rochdale is rather surprised that her new employer is quite rich, and more so at tile decayed grandeur of the house to which she is transported. Elinor thought she was entering Highnoons as a governess, but the handsomely fashionable gentleman...

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    Traditional Regency

    1944

    Rejected by the woman he deeply loved, the incomparable Miss Milborne, for his unsteadiness of character, wild Viscount "Sherry" Sheringham is bent on avenging fate and coming into his fortune. Young Lord Sheringham could not gain his inheritance unt...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1942

    Old patriarch, Adam Penhallow, yet ruling his family and his Cornish roost with an iron hand from his sickbed. The death of menacing old man, on the eve of his birthday, seems at first to be by natural causes. But tyrannical Penhallow had ruled with ...

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    Traditional Regency

    1941

    THE HIGH STAKES OF LOVE Skilled in the art of card playing, Deborah Grantham, a gambler's daughter, uses that skill as her sole means of support as mistress of her aunt's elegant and exclusive gaming club in 18th-century London. The beautiful young ...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1941

    Inspectors Hannasyde & Hemingway - 6

    'Tis the season-to be dead... Resigned to spending Christmas at Lexham Manor, Mathilda Clare wasn't sure what she dreaded most--the foul temper of Nat Herriard, the filthy-rich old Scrooge who owned the place, or the sweetness-and-light of his broth...

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    Traditional Regency

    1940

    THE RUNAWAY When Sir Richard Wyndham, an accomplished Corinthian, comes across a beautiful young woman climbing out of a window in a bid to escape, he finds the ideal opportunity to realise his own escape. Behind lovely Penelope Creed was the lavi...

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    Historical Romance

    1940

    A SOLDIER'S LOVE Based on the true love story during the Napoleonic Wars in the Iberian peninsula. With the same ardour he so frequently displays in battle, Brigade-Major Henry George Wakelyn Smith dives headlong into marriage. In his beautiful chil...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1939

    Inspectors Hannasyde & Hemingway - 5

    PROFIT AND LOSS Tragedy befalls the Carter family following an eventful visit from a Russian prince Alexis Varasashvil and a scandalous blackmail letter. When Wally Carter was killed, the superlatively analytical Inspector Hemingway is confronted by...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1938

    Inspectors Hannasyde & Hemingway - 4

    THE DANGER OF BEING ERNEST When Ernest Fletcher is found bludgeoned to death in his study, everyone is shocked and mystified: Ernest was well liked and respected, so who would have a motive for killing him? Inspectors of Scotland Yard felt it was an...

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    Historical Romance

    1938

    THE PERILOUS PROPOSAL In 1650, Miss Juliana Coningsby was the most well brought-up of young ladies--a beautiful innocent sheltered from the wiles of men and the ways of the world. But a stranger had invaded the aristocratic household where Juliana w...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1937

    Inspectors Hannasyde & Hemingway - 3

    ONE HEIR AFTER ANOTHER TURNS UP DEAD.... Silas Kane's sixtieth birthday party is marred by argument and dissension amongst his family, and then the next morning, Kane is found dead. The coroner's verdict of death by misadventure would seem to confir...

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    Traditional Regency

    1937

    Alastair-Audley - 4

    ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR Brussels is a lively place to be in 1815, and red-haired widow Lady Barbara Childe is at the centre of the social whirl. However, the city was a nest of intrigue --Napoleon threatened Europe--but the talk was only of thi...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1936

    Inspectors Hannasyde & Hemingway - 2

    When Gregory Matthews, patriarch of the Poplars is found dead one morning, imperious Aunt Harriet blames it on the roast duck he ate for supper. But a post-mortem determines the cause of death as murder by poison. It falls to Superintendent Hannasyde...

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    Romance

    1936

    ESCAPE TO PERIL A ravishing beauty, Eustacie de Vauban had been snatched from the excitement of the French Revolution to be sheltered in the dull safety of her grandfather's manor house in England. And, worst of all, she was being compelled to marry...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1935

    Inspectors Hannasyde & Hemingway - 1

    SIBLING RIVALRY The moonlight shone on the quiet village green and on a man's two motionless feet stuck through the holes of a pair of stocks. When wealthy Arnold Vereker was found stabbed, no one seemed to be particularly disturbed, and Inspector ...

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    Traditional Regency

    1935

    Alastair-Audley - 3

    THE HEIRESS A novel set in Regency London and Brighton. It is in regrettable circumstances that beautiful Judith Taverner and her brother Peregrine first encounter Julian St. John Audley. The man, they both agree, is an insufferably arrogant dandy. ...

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    Romance

    1934

    THE KNOWING BRIDE When the most eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the Beauty of the Winwood Family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the impoverished Edward Heron but the Earl of ...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1934

    It should have been a lovely English country-house weekend. But the unfortunate guest-list is enough to exasperate a saint, and irascible General Sir Arthur Billington-Smith was nobody's idea of the perfect host. In fact he was absolutely frightful. ...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1933

    Every family has secrets, but the Fountains' are turning deadly… On a dark night, along a lonely country road, barrister Frank Amberley stops to help a young lady in distress and discovers a sports car with a corpse behind the wheel. The girl prot...

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    Romantic Suspense

    1932

    BED, BREAKFAST AND MURDER The ramshackle old house, with its rambling charm is beloved of Peter, Margaret and Celia, who have inherited it from their uncle. But local wisdom says The Priory is haunted. It wasn't the lack of modern conveniences that ...

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    Traditional Regency

    1932

    Alastair-Audley - 2

    THE ABDUCTION Dominic Alistair, Marquis of Vidal is a bad lot a rake and seducer, reckless, heedless, and possessed of a murderous temper. He is known by friend and foe alike as the "Devil's Cub." Yet as the handsome and wealthy heir to a Dukedom, h...

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    Historical Romance

    1931

    BORN TO COMMAND The day she gave birth to William, the beautiful Herleva dreamt that a tree sprang from her womb--a giant among trees, whose mighty branches overshadowed all of Normandy and England. No sooner her half-noble bastard of the Duke of No...

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    Contemporary Romance

    1930

    Laura went out into the sunlight, too hot even in her linen frock....

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    Historical Romance

    1929

    What happens when a pirate falls in love with his captive? During her return to Spain with her father, the lovely Doña Dominica de Rada y Sylva, a Great of Spain heiress, is horrified when their ship is set upon by pirates. Far worse is her discov...

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    Contemporary Romance

    1929

    A older sister is totally eclipsed by her lovely sister....

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    Contemporary Romance

    1928

    Helen was a 20th century girl in England, during the World War....

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    Traditional Regency

    1928

    THE AUDACIOUS DISGUISE Prudence and Robin Merriot did not even know their true family name, the brothers have been dissemblers since they were children. And in this age of slippery politics, they need to be. So it is nothing for them to rescue a ric...

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    Traditional Regency

    1926

    Alastair-Audley - 1

    Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his soubriquet 'Satanas', flourishes as well. Then, from a dark Parisian back alley, he plucks L...

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    Historical Romance

    1925

    HE HAD SWORN THAT ONE DAY HE WOULD CALL NO MAN MASTER BUT THE KING.... Simon of Beauvallet is what he called himself. But as the tales of his chivalrous exploits spread throughout the realm -- even to the king's chambers -- the people who loved hi...

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    Contemporary Romance

    1923

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    Traditional Regency

    Jan-1923

    To win her hand, he must become what he despises... Cleone Charteris's exquisite charms have made her the belle of the English countryside. But Cleone yearns for a husband who is refined, aristocratic and who is as skilled with his wit as he is w...

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    Historical Romance

    Jan-1922

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    Traditional Regency

    1921

    Jack Carstares, the disgraced Earl of Wyncham, left England seven long years ago, sacrificing his honour for that of his brother when he was accused of cheating at cards. Now he is back, roaming his beloved South Country in the disguise of a highwaym...

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