"One of readers favorites, Frederica is full of surprises "
When Frederica brings her younger siblings to London determined to secure a brilliant marriage for her beautiful sister, she seeks out their distant cousin the Marquis of Alverstoke. Lovely, competent, and refreshingly straightforward, Frederica makes such a strong impression that to his own amazement, the Marquis agrees to help launch them all into society.
"Lord Alverstoke cant resist wanting to help her "
Normally wary of his family, which includes two overbearing sisters and innumerable favor-seekers, Lord Alverstoke does his best to keep his distance. But with his enterprising - and altogether entertaining - country cousins getting into one scrape after another right on his doorstep, before he knows it the Marquis finds himself dangerously embroiled...
WHAT READERS SAY:
"A writer of great wit and style... I've read her books to ragged shreds." - Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph
"Stylish, witty, and bang up to the mark " - Punch
"One of Georgette Heyer's more adorable heroines." - Saturday Review
"Classic Heyer--the author at her best "
"Not only do the characters seize your heart from the first moment, they are three dimensional and so alive. It is just wonderful "
"What a great book. One of my favourites, as the most beautiful is not the heroine."
"Witty, enchanting, and impossible to put down. This is one of Heyer's best works and one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read."
"A wonderfully written witty tale of the downfall of a cynic. I was charmed."
|Publish Date:||Jan 2009|
|Number of Pages:||437|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.05|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 8.25 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.
When young, plain Horatia Winwood informs the Earl of Rule that her beautiful older sister, Lizzie, doesn't want to marry him and offers herself instead, the Earl, surprised and intrigued by the spirited, unconventional Horry, agrees, setting the stage for a romp rife with misadventure, jealousy, plots, duels, and romance. The Convenient Marriage, a 1934 Georgian jewel (set in the 1770's), is a fan favorite. When the jaded Marquis of Alverstoke reluctantly agrees to sponsor Frederica Merriville's beautiful young sister, Charis, for a London season, he has no idea how much the irrepressible Merriville family (all five of them) will change his life-or that Frederica will be the one to win his heart. Overflowing with fun and family, this warm, joyful 1965 Regency is one of Heyer's later novels and another popular title.
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