Throwback Thursday – 8 November 2012

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Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme co-host by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Found of Books. The goal of this meme is to feature older books (published 5 years ago or earlier). As the hostesses have stated:

It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.

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About six years ago or so, I discovered Georgette Heyer.  At the time, Harlequin was re-releasing her books in mass market paperback with an introduction written by a contemporary romance author.  Each author spoke about her own discovery of Heyer.  Frederica‘s introduction is written by Nora Roberts.

Eventually, Sourcebooks also started re-releasing Heyer’s work, including her mysteries.  I’ve read quiet a few, but I still have more to go.  I’ll probably feature Georgette Heyer at least once a month in 2013. 🙂

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Frederica

Frederica (Georgette Heyer)

Title: Frederica
Author: Georgette Heyer
Series: N/A
Published: 1965 (first published)

From GoodreadsFrederica Merrivale has come to London for the glittering social season, in order to give her beautiful younger sister Charis a chance to make a good marriage. The Merrivales, a family of solid social standing, have fallen into unhappy financial straits, and the marriage might deliver them from this situation. Frederica herself, a gay and witty charmer, is feared to be beyond marriageable age — she is twenty-four!

But when they are introduced to London society by their distant cousin, Lord Alverstoke, they find themselves both besieged by more suitors than they can possibly handle!

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