...by Deb Werksman
This year is the 80th anniversary of the publication of Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer—the very first Regency romance!
I’ve always thought of Heyer as the perfect combination of Jane Austen and William Shakespeare—wicked smart, clever and funny, with a profound understanding of human nature.
A couple of my favorite passages are the one in The Talisman Ring where Ludovic and Sir Hugo Thane go into the cellar for a shooting competition (after Sarah Thane persuades them not to go into the courtyard, because Ludovic is, after all, a fugitive). Also the scene in The Foundling when Sir Lionel calls on his son Gideon and animadverts bitterly about the state of his son’s apartments, shattering the nerves of Gideon’s batman, who then vents on the hapless kitchen boy. And of course, there’s the denouement of The Unknown Ajax, and the highwaymen scene in The Convenient Marriage…I could go on and on…
To celebrate Regency Buck’s 80th year, we had tiaras to give away at RT, and I’m still in a giveaway mood.
First, post on this blog—tell us any or all of the following:
a) Your favorite novel by Georgette Heyer
b) Your favorite Sourcebooks Casablanca author of any subgenre
c) Your favorite romance author of any subgenre, any publisher
d) Anything else
Next, have one friend or relative who is not a Sourcebooks author post on this blog as well. She can say anything she wants (of course, you can too!)
Finally, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you back a coupon code for you and your friend for one free ebook each.
If you haven’t tried a Heyer yet, go for it! If your daughter, niece, young next door neighbor, or anyone else you know and love, hasn’t tried a Heyer yet, and you need a printed book, email me at email@example.com –I’ll give away 10 print books by Georgette Heyer as well. Please specify which title you want to gift.