‘Chekov’s Three Sisters Would Have Got To Moscow’. Notes on Georgette Heyer

The Tedettes Jane Austen Book Club are now engrossed in the novels of the Queen of Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer. They have learned more about their heroine from Jane Aiken Hodges biography. It’s called The Private World of Georgette Heyer (Quotes from the Chivers 1984 edition). Hodge’s Foreword: “She was .. an immensely skilled and meticulous craftswoman. She did her best to conceal her high … Continue reading ‘Chekov’s Three Sisters Would Have Got To Moscow’. Notes on Georgette Heyer

Often A Bounder: The Tedette’s Jane Austen Book Club reads about Georgette Heyer’s Heroes

Thrilled by Jane Austen’s novels, the Tedettes Jane Austen Book Club looked about for more books on the Regency. Their house (like every house, surely) turned out to be a treasure trove of novels by Georgette Heyer.  They also got their paws on Jane Aiken Hodges biography,  The Private World of Georgette Heyer  (Chivers 1984 edition). Read about their discovery here. Heroes Georgette Heyer created her … Continue reading Often A Bounder: The Tedette’s Jane Austen Book Club reads about Georgette Heyer’s Heroes

‘She Gave More Delight to More People ..’: 200 Years of Austen Pleasure

J.B Priestly in The Prince of Pleasure , his entertaining survey of the Regency, writes the lines below concerning the year 1817 when the Prince Regent’s much-wronged wife, Queen Charlotte, died. “Another woman, only 41, slipped quietly away .. and was buried in Winchester Cathedral. This, of course, was Jane Austen, who has probably given more delight to more English-speaking-people than any other woman who has … Continue reading ‘She Gave More Delight to More People ..’: 200 Years of Austen Pleasure