If you love Bridgerton, you'll love Georgette Heyer!
'The greatest writer who ever lived' Antonia Fraser
'[My] generation's Julia Quinn' Adjoa Andoh, star of Bridgerton
'A rollicking good read that will be of particular joy to Bridgerton viewers ... the permanent glister of scandal [...] ties the whole thing together' Independent
Leonie Bonnard is being drawn into a twenty-year-old feud.
Justin Alastair, the Duke of Avon, is a reprehensible rake with an axe to grind. Decades ago the Comte de Saint-Vire did something unforgivable and ever since Justin has been lying in wait to settle the score.
When Justin meets Leon, a street urchin with a striking resemblance to his nemesis, he aims to use him as a pawn in his plans for revenge on the Comte. Except Leon is in fact Leonie, a beautiful young ingénue who may just steal Justin's heart.
Can Leonie win the Duke's affection, or will his need for revenge overcome them both?
'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 These Old Shades . . .
***** 'I'm not sure that I can entirely express how much I truly love this book and how absolutely amazing it is.'
***** 'Loved the sharp wit, the intrigue, the characterisation...'
***** 'Oh how I adored this book! Such fantastic characters. I am absolutely in love with Le Duc!'
***** 'I can see why [Heyer] is touted as the best of the best when it comes to historical romance. This book was thoroughly enjoyable.'
***** 'Heyer writes vivid, opinionated characters and she captures the Georgian period beautifully.'
The attention to detail and the quality and the clean entertainment it has to offer is unmatched in the world
These old shades
What a corker
I first read this book when I was 16 over 40 years ago, it remains a favourite. If you wish a story full of period charm, spirit and wit read this you will not be disappointed.