Georgette Heyer Book Club

The new film the Jane Austen Book Club got me thinking. How about a virtual one here? I know that there are Heyer fans out there, and I think she’s underrated in modern times.

I’ve never managed to chat to other fans before. Anyone want to join me? I thought that we could all read the same book, choice to be negotiated!

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  1. What a stupendous idea! Georgette Heyer is one of my all time favorites. Even now I read authors who were influenced heavily by her. Okay, so they get a little more into the, ummm, details but Georgette didn’t have to. If you get it started – I’ll be there, or rather, here in cyberspace. :cool:

  2. Well, I’ve never read Georgette Heyer, but I’m always on the lookout for new literature to which I can be exposed. I’d love to participate. I already do book reviews on my blog, I’d love to join in a reading group.

  3. Love this idea, count me in :)
    I don’t know anything about her yet though.

  4. Hmmm Mo has a blog talk radio show and he is talking about doing a book club, maybe i could talk him into picking a Georgette Heyer book.

  5. Hi! This is a great idea! Georgette Heyer has been one of my favorite authors since I found one of her books at my grandmother’s house when I was in high school. I would love to join you in a Heyer book club/blog.

  6. Charlotte G

    I have adored Georgette Heyer for over 25 years and think I have most of them, except for a couple of hardbacks from years before, however I have a reservation on ebay for them! I’m up for a book club, any excuse to read her books. :lol:

  7. Brian Arpel

    Hello Allison,
    I’m a 66 year old male, with many reading interests.
    About 40 years ago, I ‘discovered’ Georgette Heyer. Her Regency novels quite simply changed my life.
    Recently, a friend of mine, obviously not of the ‘ton” described Ms.Heyer as a sort of eartly ‘Mills and Boone’ author. I was compelled to give him sharp set down a la Julian, 5th Earl of Worth to Peregrine Taverner.

    I have read and re-read many times all her Regency novels (plus ‘Beauvellet which I really love), and my copies, some ancient hardback covers and some paper backs, are all pretty tattered now.

    I would like to find out if there are any publishing houses that produce these novels in reasonable hard back quality at a reasonable price.

    I am living in Australia and am in receipt of the aged pension, so my collecting would be over a period; sadly gone are the days when I would have ‘splurged’ on buying the lot at once, and even then, had I done so, it would certainly have caused my late wife (G-d bless her) to at once ‘fly up into the boughs’!

    Any information will be well received, and would result in your basking forever in the warming sunshine of my gratitude.

    Regardless of the outcome, I remain now and always yr most faithfull, humble and obedient servant,

    Brian Arpel

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