In which we get to know our members a little better…
How old were you when you read your first Georgette Heyer novel?
Almost thirty years ago in my mid 30’s.
How did you discover her work?
In my local library in audio format.
Did Heyer lead you to read other authors in similar genres?
No, I find her unique. I am a voracious reader and, years ago, I did try to find other authors who wrote in her style but none have come close. I do love Austen, Dickens and historical fiction in general. She is definitely my favorite author and I own all of her titles in both book and audio form except for the suppressed titles and Penhallow.
Which of her books have you read the most often?
These are my favorites and I have read each many, many, many times: Venetia, Black Sheep, The Foundling, Spring Muslin, Cotillion, Devil’s Cub and The Toll-Gate. Second Tier: The Grand Sophy, The Reluctant Widow, The Quiet Gentleman, False Colours, Arabella, The Unknown Ajax, The Nonesuch, Lady of Quality.
Which, if any, would you never read again?
If you could be a Heyer heroine, which would you choose?
Venetia is my ideal but I would not want her circumstances.
Which Heyer hero (or heroine) would make the best husband/wife/partner?
Sir Gareth Ludlow but without the prior heartbreak.
How has Georgette Heyer influenced your life?
Her writing has brought me much joy, delight and laughter, and, when needed during a challenging or sat time, much comfort.