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23 April 2010

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Charlotte

Have you ever read The Scarlet Pimpernel? Another sleepy-eyed gentleman for your collection....

Tina

I'm so glad you've gone back to Georgette Heyer! She's one of my go-to authors whenever I have a cruddy day or when everything I've been reading lately has been disappointing. Reading your reviews of her books are awesome too because you hit on the very reasons I love them!

Jen

Oh, that was the last Heyer I ever read. It took me years to find it; before the advent of the Internet. Not my fave, but still very good.

Have you read the Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett? Sooooooooo fabulous.

web

Perhaps it's supposed to be Letty and Robin? Though I agree, looks much more like Prudence.

web

P.S. I don't remember Schmidt. I may have to reread those books. I didn't care for them at the time, but perhaps I was too young for them.

Gina

Charlotte, you took the words right out of my mouth -- er, fingers. I've occasionally wondered if Lord Peter might possibly be a direct descendant of Sir Percy. :-)

I have been enjoying Heyer's mysteries (despite some repetitive plots and characters) -- maybe I'll have to take the plunge and try some of the romances!

Leila

Charlotte, yes! I can't believe I didn't think to mention Sir Percy!

Jen, I haven't read that one -- I'll look it up. Thanks!

Web, Schmidt is KEY. He's Vicki's boss, completely bananas, and just gets better and better as the series progresses.

Constance

I do love this book, especially the chapter where Prudence is unmasked! You should join the Heyer listserv.

Maureen

Ooo, I love this book! Cross-dressing bandits ahoy! And Sir Anthony and Letty were both equally as awesome as Pru and Robin--a true match.

Katie

The cover is actually an image of Flora MacDonald bidding farewell to Bonnie Prince Charles, so there is a connection to the Pru and Robin's masquerade. Here's a link to the complete image.

Oddly enough, I had a copy of this checked out when your review appeared, and your review prompted me to picked it out of the pile. I'm glad I did. You can almost see Heyer giggling to herself as she wrote this.

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