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Georgette Heyer (1902–1974)

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Georgette Heyer was born on August 16, 1902 at Wimbledon, London. She wrote The Black Moth as a story for her brother Boris. Her father, impressed with his daughter's imagination, suggested that she prepare it to be published, which it was by Constable in 1921. Having scored an instant success with toon meer The Black Moth at the age of nineteen under her own name, Georgette Heyer, she experimented with a pseudonym, Stella Martin, for her third book, published by Mills & Boon. She continued writing and in 1925 she married Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer. After reasonable but not spectacular sales from her first few books the instant success of These Old Shades in 1926 brought her a solid source of income which was very necessary at the time since the family relied to a large extent on the income from Georgette Heyer's writing. She wrote over fifty books during her lifetime and created the Regency England genre of romance novels. She died on July 4, 1974 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography) toon minder


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Algemene kennis

Gangbare naam
Heyer, Georgette
Officiële naam
Rougier, Georgette Heyer
Pseudoniemen en naamsvarianten
Martin, Stella
Wimbledon, London, England, UK
Plaats van overlijden
London, England, UK
Oorzaak van overlijden
lung cancer
England, UK
Wimbledon, England, UK
Paris, France
Royal College of Music
historical novelist
crime novelist
Oman, Carola (friend)
Rougier, George Ronald (husband)
Heyer, George (father)
Prijzen en onderscheidingen
Blue Plaque
Korte biografie
Georgette Heyer wrote meticulously researched historical-romance novels, specializing in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth-century, and was most famous for her Regency novels. She lived a sheltered childhood and at age 17, created a serial story to amuse her brother Boris, who was ill; their father asked her to prepare it for publication and his agent found a publisher for it -- this became The Black Moth (1921), about a disgraced young aristocrat who becomes a highwayman. According to Georgette Heyer's biographer Jane Aiken Hodge, that first novel contained many of the elements that would become standard for Heyer's works, the "saturnine male lead, the marriage in danger, the extravagant wife, and the group of idle, entertaining young men." Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one detective thriller each year. Her books were highly popular both in the UK and the USA and she remains an enduring international bestseller, read and loved by four generations of readers.



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Georgette Heyer - Frederica in Folio Society Devotees (september 2023)
Found: Victorian era woman comes into her own in Name that Book (augustus 2021)
BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - JUNE 2017 - HEYER & SCHAMA in 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (oktober 2017)
Read GEORGETTE HEYER in June in 2014 Category Challenge (juli 2014)
FREDERICA - Group Read - SPOILERS POSSIBLE in 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (maart 2014)
Can't remember the names of these books in Name that Book (augustus 2013)
Georgette Heyer in Cozy Mysteries (december 2012)
January 2012: Georgette Heyer in Monthly Author Reads (maart 2012)
Fantasy casting: Frederica in Almack's (mei 2010)
Heyer Discussion: [Friday's Child] in 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (februari 2010)
Historicals in Almack's (januari 2010)
Adaptations? in Almack's (december 2009)
Reluctant Widow film adaptation in Almack's (december 2009)
Music in Heyer in Almack's (november 2009)
Heyer, No Wind of Blame, rev. jimroberts in Reviews reviewed (september 2009)


Heyer's historical novels are perfect summer holiday reading. I keep two of her romances as my favorites in my bookcase, and I reread them once in the ten years, because I still enjoy this form of escape literature; a happy ending in a make believe romance world. In the words of A.S. Byatt, Sophy is a typical Heyer heroine. "A lively resourceful girl (...) with natural moral taste". And her cousin Charles, large and good looking, with keen intelligence hidden under sometimes a heartless, but amused approach. And she write in very good historical detail about the conventions and habits of daily family life in the Regency society period (between 1795 and 1837), and she does it " with good taste", as to quote A.S. Byatt again from her essay "An Honourable escape: Georgette Heyer".… (meer)
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