November 21, 2012

The Best and Worst of Georgette Heyer

Today I'm guest-posting at At Home with Books about the best and worst of Georgette Heyer.

Some of her books may have less likeable characters than others, and some have plotting that is a bit contrived, but they all have her superb, hilarious dialogue lending them wit. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Georgette Heyer, I like to describe her as “like Jane Austen but funnier“. She’s best known for her Regency romances (she essentially created the subgenre) but she also wrote nonfiction, historical fiction, and very Christie-esque mysteries. I love Death in the Stocks and An Infamous Army is a fantastic fictionalization of the battle of Waterloo, but I’m going to discuss the ‘best and worst’ of her best-known genre: the Regency romance....

Read the rest of the post over on Alyce's blog!