Frederica

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Vernon Alverstoke sees no reason to put himself out for anyone.

But when a distant connection asks for help, he is quickly plunged into one drama after another by the disorderly Merriville family.

Surprisingly, he finds himself far from bored – especially when he encounters their strong-minded daughter, Frederica.

However, she seems far more concerned with her family’s welfare than his romantic advances…

Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes . . . Utter, immersive escapism’ SOPHIE KINSELLA

‘I could mainline Heyer’s Regency romances until the end of time and still not get bored . . . Georgette Heyer is perfect lockdown escapism’ INDIA KNIGHT

‘One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer’s books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen’s’ JOANNE HARRIS

‘There is no one better at intelligent effervescence than Heyer. All her books are utter bliss’ ANNA MURPHY, TIMES Pick of the Month

‘Sparkling’ INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

© Georgette Heyer 1965 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Critics Review

  • If you want to escape lockdown completely, then I recommend any novel by Georgette Heyer, or indeed, all her novels. They are absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes, winsome heroines, fops, dandies, dastardly baddies and lots of sumptuous descriptions of silk-lined bonnets, cravats and breeches. Utter, immersive escapism. Try starting off with Frederica.

    Hello! magazine
  • My favourite historical novelist — stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours

    Margaret Drabble
  • Triumphantly good

    India Knight
  • Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic

    Katie Fforde
  • A writer of great wit and style

    Daily Telegraph

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