Georgette Heyer Biography

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Random House, Oct 6, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 464 pages
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The ground-breaking biography of one of Britain's best-loved and best-selling novelists.

Georgette Heyer remains an enduring international bestseller, read and loved by four generations of readers and extolled by today's bestselling authors. Despite her enormous popularity she never gave an interview or appeared in public. Georgette Heyer wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, when she was seventeen in order to amuse her convalescent brother. It was published in 1921 to instant success and it has never been out of print.

A phenomenon even in her own lifetime, to this day she is the undisputed queen of regency romance.

During ten years of research into Georgette Heyer's life and writing, Jennifer Kloester has had unlimited access to Heyer's notebooks and private papers and the Heyer family records, and exclusive access to several untapped archives of Heyer's early letters.

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Georgette Heyer was a much beloved and prolific writer. - Goodreads
The ending in many ways was sad. - Goodreads
Heyer loved and lived for her writing. - Goodreads
You can see she does her research here. - Goodreads
To see how she took a bit of idea into a plot. - Goodreads
Maybe, I pretty busy writing novels myself. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jeanette - Goodreads

This Georgette Heyer biography gives a look at the woman and the author. Most times either personal life or work life override the other. Not here. There is depth to the origin of her tremendous fount ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah Behan - Goodreads

As a longtime Heyer fan, I was so interested to finally learn more about her. I found this book fascinating and a great insight into Georgette's life, the life that she guarded so carefully. She was a ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Jennifer Kloester is the foremost expert on Georgette Heyer. A professional writer for more than a decade, Jennifer was granted unlimited access to Georgette Heyer's private papers by her son, Sir Richard Rougier. She also had exclusive access to the newly-discovered archives of Georgette Heyer's early letters. Jennifer has travelled widely researching Georgette Heyer's life and writing and is a sought-after speaker on Heyer and the Regency. Jennifer is also the author of Georgette Heyer's Regency World, a companion to the Georgette Heyer novels. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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