Archives by Tag 'Regency'

‘April Lady’ by Georgette Heyer

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Oh, Georgette Heyer, how I wanted to like you!  How I wanted to find your writing delightful, engaging and witty and your stories compelling and absorbing.  How I looked forward to returning to the world of Jane Austen’s novels through such a prolific author that I could stay in that world for months of reading [...]

Review: ‘Mary Anne’ by Daphne du Maurier

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Thursday, October 7, 2010

Title: Mary Anne Author: Daphne du Maurier Published: Pan, 1979, pp. 381 Genre: Historical fiction Blurb: In the glittering, corrupt world of Regency London, Mary Anne Clarke had beauty, brains and wit — but no money.  Spurred on by the demands of a drunken husband, a wastrel brother and four children, she chose an exacting [...]