|Publish Date:||Mar 2008|
|Number of Pages:||341|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.76|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.0 x 1.0|
Georgette Heyer was born on August 16, 1902 at Wimbledon, London. She wrote The Black Moth as a story for her brother Boris. Her father, impressed with his daughter's imagination, suggested that she prepare it to be published, which it was by Constable in 1921. Having scored an instant success with The Black Moth at the age of nineteen under her own name, Georgette Heyer, she experimented with a pseudonym, Stella Martin, for her third book, published by Mills & Boon.
She continued writing and in 1925 she married Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer. After reasonable but not spectacular sales from her first few books the instant success of These Old Shades in 1926 brought her a solid source of income which was very necessary at the time since the family relied to a large extent on the income from Georgette Heyer's writing. She wrote over fifty books during her lifetime and created the Regency England genre of romance novels. She died on July 4, 1974 at the age of 71.
"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen."—<em>Publishers Weekly<em><br><br> <em>A missing twin<em><br> Something is very wrong, and the Honourable Christopher "Kit" Fancot can sense it. Kit returns to London on leave from the diplomatic service to find that his twin brother Evelyn has disappeared and his extravagant mother's debts have mounted alarmingly. <br><br> <em>A quick-minded heiress<em><br> The Fancot family's fortunes are riding on Evelyn's marriage to the self-possessed Cressy Stavely, and her formidable grandmother's approval of the match.
If Evelyn fails to meet the Dowager Lady Stavely in a few days as planned, the betrothal could be off. <br><br> <em>A fortune in the balance<em><br> When the incorrigible Lady Fancot persuades her son to impersonate his twin (just for one night, she promises) the masquerade sets off a tangled sequence of events that engage Kit's heart far more deeply than he'd ever anticipated with his brother's fiancée-who might know much more about what's going on than she cares to reveal...<br><br>"A writer of great wit and style... I've read her books to ragged shreds." —Kate Fenton, <em>Daily Telegraph<em><br><br>Georgette Heyer (19021974) wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.
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