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QUIZ: Heyer Locations #5

Heyer’s London #5

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Rating the Covers: April Lady, Russian (1996)

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There is a tendency among Russian Heyer cover artists to attempt to imply a bodice ripper-ness to proceedings that simply does not exist. This is one of the more egregious examples, in which we presumably witness a surprisingly buff Rule ravishing his young bride, who for some reason has hair akin to Rapunzel’s. When you learn that the literal translation of the title given to this book is Forbidden Desires… well, one can only feel sorry for the Russian readers lured into the novel under false pretences. (But happy for them, that they discovered Georgette Heyer, anyway.) F

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POLL: Favourite Baronet Hero?

Heyer’s aristocratic heroes don’t always have titles, but occasionally they are baronets. Which of the three is your favourite?

Favourite Heyer Viscount Hero?
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QUIZ: Heyer Locations #4

Heyer’s London #4

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Rating the Covers: April Lady, Italian (2006, Sperling & Kupfer)

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She’s… sad. And so is this cover. It would be astonishing to learn that a single Italian reader was enticed into Georgette Heyer’s wonderful world via this one. More likely, they would be turned off forever. D-

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QUIZ: Heyer Locations #3

Heyer’s London #3

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Rating the Covers: April Lady, German (2004, dtv)

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This buxom lass with the perfect bow lips is a stately beauty with an Instagram model-level posing ability… but I don’t see her as Nell, or even Letty. Meanwhile, the German classicist black background is far too dark for what is one of Heyer’s lighter and more farcical comedies of manners. It might have worked for Cousin Kate, I guess, except that our stately beauty looks far too happy to be in any way associated with that book. C-

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POLL: Favourite Heyer Viscount Hero?

Heyer’s aristocratic heroes don’t always have titles, but occasionally they are viscounts. Which of the three is your favourite?

Favourite Heyer Viscount Hero?
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QUIZ: Heyer Locations #2

Heyer’s London #2

Think you know your Heyer? Let's see if you're a regular out and outer, or simply make a mull of it...