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Heyer wrote The Masqueraders, a cross-dressing gender romance with plenty of sword duels, while living in Africa with her then-engineer. Georgette Heyer wrote a very large number of novels. To those who haven’t read them, and simply judge them by their covers, from all their. Inquiring readers: I have no doubt you shall enjoy this review of Georgette Heyer’s The Masqueraders by my good friend, Lady Anne, an expert.

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Calling on Letitia’s father, the future Viscount is readily accepted as a future son-in-law. Prue, who is larger than the average woman, is a sensible woman with a good sense of humor, and when she physically fights blackmailers and street toughs, she makes a good showing of herself. Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in Ending up on the wrong side of the Jacobite rebellion, brother and sister flee to London, Prudence pretending to be a dashing young buck, and Robin a lovely young lady….

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Merriot” and her brother Robin makes a darling “Kate Merrior”. The cross-dressing made heuer book confusing, but was definetely worth it. As the Old Gentleman expects, Markham threatens Letitia with the letter masqueraderw induces her to run away with him again.

Her blog, She Reads Novelsis a place for her to post reviews of all the books she reads and to share her thoughts on reading in general.

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On the way to London, they rescue a damsel in distress, Letty Grayson, a rather silly young girl who thought it would be romantic to elope to Gretna Green; too bad she chose to run away with the villain. What woman could make a prettier and more convincing sight than Robin, dre Full of adventure, mystery, wit and romance, The Masqueraders is absolutely entertaining!

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Not my fav Heyer, and I don’t know whether I’ll ever bother to read it again. My kids would say he’s ‘a legend in his own lunchtime’.

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I too have heard this one is a fan favorite and your review makes me want to read it before the year is over! Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Plus, once Dad shows up, every scene can be summarized like this.

I’ll round it up to 3. Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. As I said in another comment, I love the classic plot georette the heroine dressed geoegette a boy. Write a customer review.

Prue and the Mammoth are also among my favourite couples, but the Old Gentleman sometimes annoys me with his excessive delight on secretiveness and intrigue. One thing that particularly appeals to me in this book is the matter-of fact self-reliance, and courage of the female protagonist. Adventurous and outrageous Robin, flirting his way through high society as Miss Kate, falls in love with Letty, who has no idea that the mystery man who had caught her attention is one with the kind lady who has befriended her, while prudent Prudence becomes attached to the easygoing but surprisingly perspicacious Sir Anthony, who, unlike Letty, is very much aware that not all is as it seems with his new friend Master Peter.

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The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer

Letitia becomes great friends with the lovely Kate, who in his real person is masquerades his way to falling in love with the young heydr. Explore the Home Gift Guide. As tensions mount over who is the legitimate heir, Rensley, overhearing Prudence disparage his manners, challenges her to a duel. It also took me a while to get used to the Georgian-style dialogue, with all the egads, alacks and other slang terms of the period. Sir Anthony projects an air of bored detachment, but Georgetge realises that “the sleepy gentleman” is far more observant and quick witted than his exterior would suggest.


Ending up on the wrong side of the Jacobite Rebellion, brother and sister flee to London, Prudence pretending to be a dashing young buck, and Robin a lovely young lady.

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The Unknown Ajax Regency Romances. Sir Anthony undertakes to forestall this meeting by insulting Rensley in order to force him into an earlier duel maswueraders wound him.

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I have yet to read georgetet one but will get to it eventually…I read Heyer on a schedule to make them last longer: Wodehouse, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Peters. I still find it to be one of the most amusing, romantic, and entertaining reads yet!

I liked this one.

masquerades She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin. But I was watching her closer than she knew. However, there is still her trademark humour; Sir Anthony had risen at his entrance, and bowed now. Robin made a face at his sister.

I like the switching of genders. Prudence and Robin are sister and brother, children of a charming rogue who was mixed up, along with Robin, in the Jacobite uprising. Write your own comment on this book! Dec 21, Jane Jago rated it it was amazing.

And of course, he’s out of his skirts at the first chance for a bit of derring-do, rescuing ladies, and all the things we need from a hero. Funny yet plausible at the same time.

Prudence is arrested by officers of the law, and reflects that any deviation from the exact georgettd of the Old Gentleman, such as her presence on heter night of the elopement, results in disaster. This is one of my absolute favorite Heyer novels-my copy is on its last legs!