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Paperback Published on: 01/01/2004
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If you love Bridgerton, you'll love Georgette Heyer!'The greatest writer who ever lived' ANTONIA FRASER 'A rollicking good read that will be of particular joy to Bridgerton viewers ... the permanent glister of scandal [...] ties the whole thing together' INDEPENDENT 'My generation's Julia Quinn' ADJOA ANDOH, star of Bridgerton _______________Endowed with rank, wealth and elegance, Sylvester, Duke of Salford, is ready to find a bride. His pursuit of a partner sets him on course to Phoebe Marlow, a young lady who is far more concerned with riding than sewing or beautiful clothes. With Phoebe struggling to meet her family's demands of gentility and poise, a potential match with Sylvester is exceedingly advantageous. So, it is very intriguing indeed when a visit from her potential suitor causes Phoebe to flee her home. When the pair meet again and an unexpected adventure ensues, Sylvester comes to realise that there is much more to Phoebe than her reputation affords . . . _______________'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' JOANNE HARRIS 'Elegant, witty and rapturously romantic' KATIE FFORDE 'Utterly delightful' GUARDIAN 'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'Georgette Heyer's Regency romances brim with elegance, wit and historical accuracy, and this is one of her finest and most entertaining ... Escapism of the highest order' DAILY MAIL 'If you haven't read Georgette Heyer yet, what a treat you have in store!' HARRIET EVANS 'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH _______________Readers love Sylvester ...***** 'Sylvester reminded me again why I consider Georgette Heyer's novels the high water mark in regency romance.' ***** 'This book has a special place in my heart.' ***** 'After many, many years of reading her books I still cannot fault Georgette Heyer as the best writer of Regency fiction.' ***** 'This is one of my all-time favorite books.' ***** 'This book is SUCH fun! And the CHARACTERS!'

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099465775
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 245g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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Gentle Regency romance
Having read all of Georgette Heyers’ books in my mid-late teens, I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed them. In this one, Sylvester, Duke of Salford, has decide... READ MORE
Gee Wood
I have not read a historical novel for such a long time. I used to read Georgette Heyer way back when and had forgotten how much I enjoyed her stories. S... READ MORE
Monica Hanna
An amusing Regency romance
Wealthy Sylvester decides he should marry and goes on the hunt for a wife who won’t annoy him too much. Despite his rather arrogant attitude, he is fond o... READ MORE
Jenny Hill
Refreshingly innocent romance
I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. I wasn't sure when I was invited to read this book having read many, if not all, Georgette Heyer books in my teens... READ MORE
Grey Lady
thoroughly entertained
This is my first book by this Regency romance author Georgette Heyer and I was unsure if I would enjoy her books but how wrong was I. I was soon emerged in... READ MORE
Zoe Morton
A genuine classic
Phoebe Marlowe was not interested in marriage, planning instead to become a writer. After being ignored by the Duke of Salford, she uses him as the model f... READ MORE
Rachel Myers
Regency Romance
Having spent the whole of January gorging on the entire Bridgerton Series, I was drawn to try this older regency novel by Georgette Hayer, after it was adv... READ MORE
Enchanting, humorous Regency romance - a joy to read!
As an avid reader of Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances in my teens and twenties, I was eager to re-read Sylvester, one of my favourite books. The quality... READ MORE
Frances Heaton
It is a funny well told romance told by the best ever author of regency romances.
It is wonderful to be back in the Regency world that Georgette Heyer has created after much research. We have an arrogant hero with a tragic family story t... READ MORE
Carolyn Huckfield
Very entertaining story.
I haven't read a Georgette Heyer book for many years and now remember why I enjoyed them so much. If anyone mentions the Regency period, her name is the on... READ MORE
Patricia Moren
Sylvester, the Duke of Salford, decides the time is right to find himself a wife. He thinks perhaps Miss Phoebe Marlow will fit the bill, until he meets he... READ MORE
A great regency romance.
A first read from this author for me. A great regency fiction read that will make you laugh. Will be looking to read more by this author.
Isabel Bridges