Published in 1937 under the objectionable title “Lady, Your Pardon“ — it was changed by Woman’s Journal editor Dorothy Sutherland, who had a sad habit of renaming Heyer’s works — this short story would go on to be the inspiration for Georgette Heyer’s 1941 novel Faro’s Daughter.
Lighter in tone, and with a far less disagreeable hero, many of that novel’s plot points are nevertheless encompassed in this story, so SPOILER WARNING for Faro’s Daughter!
We have been pleased to publish the story at Heyer Society under the author’s preferred title. Read it here.
ILLUSTRATION FROM THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY
The story appeared alongside this frankly gorgeous image:
Isn’t Deborah Varley beautiful? No wonder Sir Henry falls head over heels.
Read the story here:
SOURCE: Heyer, Georgette. “Lady, Your Pardon.” The Australian Woman’s Weekly, 3 Apr. 1937.
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