Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Question #1

Which Georgette Heyer novel did you read first? What was your first impression?

My answer: My first Heyer novel was Regency Buck. I remember loving it at the time. I'd never read anything like it before. One of the things I loved about "discovering" Georgette Heyer was learning that she was a family-favorite. I wish my mom had recommended her sooner!

I'd love to hear your answers! You can share your responses in the comment section!

9 comments:

Felicia J. said...

My first Heyer was "The Grand Sophy." I loved the witty, sparkling prose and defty spun plot; it was like a Shakespearean comedy with Regency trappings.

I was and continue to be amazed by Heyer's knack for characterization. By the end of the novel, I could hear each character's voice in my head and predict how they would react to situations.

Every time I picked up the book, I looked forward to seeing what Sophy would do next. I have Heyer to thank for introducing me to Regency romances. I've read several now, when before I never would have looked for a book on the romance shelves.

Veronica said...

Mine was the Grand Sophe. I took the book mainly because of the cover design.

Marie said...

The Nonesuch was my first novel of Heyer. I enjoyed the witty style, and her charm but the plot was getting a little boring. But I knew that Heyer had such a huge following for a reason, and continued reading several more =)

curlypow said...

My first Heyer was Sylvester or the Wicked Uncle. I was fifteen when I read it and have since read all of them many times over. In fact I own all of them - except the 4 that were never reprinted, and I have read them. She is my absolute go to author when I can't find anything else to read.

Anonymous said...

The first time I ever came across a georgette heyer was in the year 2000, in a small local library in the city of Chennai in India.

Someone had made a donation of a batch of "old" georgette heyer books to this library.. Most of the books didn't have a front or back cover.. I had absolutely no idea about what to expect when I picked up the book - I didn't even know that it was a "period romance".. There were such few options in our library that I read whatever I could lay my hands on.

The book I first picked up was "powder and patch". I must admit, I found it to be a very difficult read initially.. But as I ploughed through, I was sucked into this world of balls and gowns.. I enjoyed the book immensely and came back for more..
The next book I read was "Faro's daughter", and I was hooked for life. I loved everything about it -the language, the wit, the spunky heroine and arrogant hero - I loved it all..

I went on to read all the GH books I could lay my hands on since then.. and I have thoroughly enjoyed this ride.

Anonymous said...

The first time I ever came across a georgette heyer was in the year 2000, in a small local library in the city of Chennai in India.

Someone had made a donation of a batch of "old" georgette heyer books to this library.. Most of the books didn't have a front or back cover.. I had absolutely no idea about what to expect when I picked up the book - I didn't even know that it was a "period romance".. There were such few options in our library that I read whatever I could lay my hands on.

The book I first picked up was "powder and patch". I must admit, I found it to be a very difficult read initially.. But as I ploughed through, I was sucked into this world of balls and gowns.. I enjoyed the book immensely and came back for more..
The next book I read was "Faro's daughter", and I was hooked for life. I loved everything about it -the language, the wit, the spunky heroine and arrogant hero - I loved it all..

I went on to read all the GH books I could lay my hands on since then.. and I have thoroughly enjoyed this ride.

Terri said...

My first Heyer was Powder & Patch, because that's the one my mom handed me. I was 11 years old, and it was slow at first, since I didn't know anything about French. That's not the one I would give someone to read first, but I loved it and have read all of them through the years, some many times over.

Liezel said...

My first Georgette Heyer book is Venetia. I loved it!

M. said...

My mom read The Nonsuch to me when I was 9. I was soo entertained, that I began bringing home Heyers from the library and asking her to read them to me. (she is very good at making different voices for the different people in the book.) She had only read a few, so I was the one that introduced her to all my favorites, like Talisman Ring, The GS, Cotillion, and These Old Shades. :-)