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The Private World of Georgette Heyer by Jane Aiken Hodge

The Private World of Georgette Heyer by Jane Aiken Hodge

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The Private World of Georgette Heyer

by Jane Aiken Hodge

The Bodley Head, 1984, [First Edition], ISBN 0370305086, colour and black and white photographs throughout text, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with stamp to front endpaper, stamps, and stickers to back endpapers, stamp to bottom edge, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, a little discolouration, sunned spine (See photographs)

“Georgette Heyer lived a in a private world and created one.  A best seller for fifty years, with 57 titles, she never made a public appearance and never gave an interview, maintaining always that her private life was her own, her books the public’s concern.
It was only after her death in 1974 that her fans learned she was really Mrs Ronald Rougier, wife of a QC.  Now, almost ten years later, her family have given Jane Aiken Hodge access to the research material that gave some of their quality to her stylish novels of Regency life. Her publishers have opened their files to reveal a formidable, positive person, with strong views and a great sense of style.  More than most women, Georgette Heyer made for herself the life she wanted, a civilised oasis in a world she disliked.  She created a world of manners and morals where laughter is the great corrective and healer.  Lawyers and journalists, dons and generals turn to her for escape, along with legions of her grateful readers.”

 

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