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Friday's Child - (Regency Romances) by Georgette Heyer (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • "A lightsome, brightsome comedy.
  • About the Author: The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman.
  • 432 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Romance
  • Series Name: Regency Romances

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About the Book



Rejected by society for his wild ways, Lord Sheringham is bent on avenging fate and coming into his fortune. But the very first woman he meets is Hero Wantage, the young and charmingly unsophisticated chit who has loved him since childhood.



Book Synopsis



"A lightsome, brightsome comedy." --Kirkus Reviews


"Nimble, light-hearted chronicle of high London society in the time of the Regency." --The New Yorker

Georgette Heyer's sparkling romances have charmed and delighted millions of readers. Her characters brilliantly illuminate one of the most exciting and fascinating eras of English history--when drawing rooms sparkled with well-dressed nobility and romantic intrigues ruled the day. Heyer's heroines are smart and independent; her heroes are dashing noblemen who know how to handle a horse, fight a duel, or address a lady. And her sense of humor is legendary.


When the incomparable Miss Milbourne spurns the impetuous Lord Sherington's marriage proposal (she laughs at him--laughs!) he vows to marry the next female he encounters, who happens to be the young, penniless Miss Hero Wantage, who has adored him all her life. Whisking her off to London, Sherry discovers there is no end to the scrapes his young, green bride can get into, and she discovers the excitement and glamorous social scene of the ton. Not until a deep misunderstanding erupts and Sherry almost loses his bride, does he plumb the depths of his own heart, and surprises himself with the love he finds there.


"Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen." --Publishers Weekly


Georgette Heyer (1902?1974) 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.



Review Quotes




"Friday's Child is a cut above the rest, which is saying quite a lot since this is Georgette Heyer we're talking about and all her books happen to be fantastic. Friday's Child is filled with likable characters that stick with you and witty dialogue that will make you laugh out loud." -- Blog Critics

"Friday's Child is a wonderful tale of regency England by master storyteller, Georgette Heyer... If you are in a mood for great comedy and endearing characters, Friday's Child is the book for you!" -- Ramblings on Romance

"Georgette Heyer was one of the great protagonists of the historical novel in the post-war golden age of the form. Her regency romances are delightful light reading, and her historical novels such as The Spanish Bride and An Infamous Army demonstrate how fiction and history can work together to make a valuable literary form." -- Philippa Gregory

"I cannot count the number of times I have read and re-read Friday's Child; and each re-reading is still a joy. So vivid are the characters, so real the world Heyer recreates that a return visit never fails to entertain." -- Book Loons

"I really enjoyed Friday's Child and can't wait to delve into my next GH novel." -- Book Binge

"It would, I think, be difficult to read this book without a smile on your face. The antics of the happy couple and their supporters and detractors seem delightfully silly compared with most romance fare today. If you are in need of a few hours of escape, I heartily recommend "Friday's Child" by Georgette Heyer." -- Queue My Review

"Sparkling with wit, filled to the brim with wonderfully developed characters and with Heyer's expert eye capturing the atmosphere with great accuracy, the book is a must-read for anyone who reads, period!" -- A Book Blogger's Diary

"The characters are interesting, likable, and believable and the dialogue between them is a high point of the book. I recommend Friday's Child to anyone who wishes that Jane Austen had written more books." -- Good Clean Reads

"This is Jane Austen as presented on the Carol Burnett show and it's more fun than a bag of cats." -- Brothers Judd



About the Author



The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success.

Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.

Dimensions (Overall): 8.0 Inches (H) x 5.38 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.07 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 432
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Romance
Series Title: Regency Romances
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Theme: Regency, Historical
Format: Paperback
Author: Georgette Heyer
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2008
TCIN: 11974000
UPC: 9781402210792
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-4598
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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