Culture Street

By Sophia Whitfield

Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty novels including detective fiction but she is best-known and best-loved for her historical novelists set during the Regency period.

She was 17 when her first novel The Black Moth was published in 1921. By 1932 Heyer released one thriller and one romance every year.

Previously titled Pistols for Two (published in 1960), this collection includes three of Heyer’s earliest short stories, published together in book form for the very first time. There is plenty of romance and intrigue. Rascals, lovers and heirs abound.

Two of the three new stories were written for Woman’s Journal in the 1930s and the third, Pursuit, was written for a Red Cross anthology.

Unlike Jane Austen, Heyer did not live during the Regency period yet she still managed to paint a believable picture of life during that time. Snowdrift , her first story in this collection, does this brilliantly.

You can buy the book here in Australia and here in the UK.

You Might Also Like

Books

Five Copies of The Unfinished Journals of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier

Thanks to our friends at Allen and Unwin we have five copies of our Book of the Week, The Unfinished Journals of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier, to give away.

On July 30, 2012

Books

Anne Hathaway set to star in adaptation of Joan Didion novel

Anne Hathaway is set to star in an adaptation of Joan Didion’s political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted.

On May 30, 2018

Books

Can You Keep a Secret by Caroline Overington

By Sophia Whitfield

On September 15, 2014
 

Books

One Day in December by Josie Silver

By Sophia Whitfield

On December 5, 2018

Books

Lucie Whitehouse selects Five Books of Influence

Lucie Whitehouse was born in Gloucestershire in 1975. She read Classics at Oxford University and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of The House at Midnight,...

On May 10, 2016

Books

What will you be reading this weekend?

We are currently loving The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis.

On January 31, 2013
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2019 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au