I am coming to Heyer in the opposite way, after reading countless romances, including many Regencies. Frederica is the first book I have read by Georgette. Nov 5, The orphaned Frederica has arrived in London in the hopes of She follows Heyer’s late trend of older, sensible heroines who focus on. Frederica is one of Heyer’s best heroines – resourceful, funny, and intelligent. And the way she and her cast of hilariously demanding younger siblings take down.

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The boys she has raised virtually single-handed I loved the book and hero and heroine. That’s a high complement!

This one was rife with responsibilities which I don’t have issue with, but the conversations between Alverstoke and Fr Charming and delightful regency romance. I appreciated the adventures that all the minor characters got, and the great big slice of London that we got- Heyer showing off her historical research in a wonderful way.

Calling on Lord Alverstoke was almost a last-ditch effort Spam protecting image courtesy: And I don’t like books that toss kids in to make a plot or add ‘humor’ but in this book it felt natural and fun. You can watch Persuasion online. It was greedy and immoral IMHO.

In Frederica, Miss Heyer has created one of her most engaging heroines; and in the Marquis of Alverstoke, a bored cynic who becomes involved in all the imbroglios of a lively family, a hero whose sense of humour makes him an excellent foil for Frederica.

Refresh and try again. I make no profit off my blog. I repeatedly reiterate in my earlier reviews that other Heyer heroes rank higher in my regard. And its not just that she is the oldest of five Learn how your comment data is processed. I loved how she didn’t fall ga-ga for Lord Alverstone on chapter 2, and go on rambling about how amazing he was until the last page. It felt a bit like a history lesson, in the best possible way.


Okay, but Vernon, stop waiting for the perfect moment!

Georgette Heyer: Frederica

No, but my sisters, my friends and my secretary think I should! Now I’ve read them all and find myself desperately searching for an author to fill the void that has …more Yes! Frederica,believing herself to be beyond marriageable age,is determined that her sister marry favourably. In she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers.

I love these characters. Of particular interest were the references to the technological inventions of the day. Click on image to read the story. January 23, by Vic. I knew I would love Frederica way before I started it. I loved Frederica and have re-read it many times and enjoy it more each time. It’s the one frederiac the dog.

Frederica by Georgette Heyer, A Review | Jane Austen’s World

This is one of those pivotal elements in to the book where we see Alverstoke rise to the occasion becoming the sarcastic bad ass super hero. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. We don’t know exactly what happens to everyone. In spite of himself he just can’t tear himself away, and goes on having a lengthy conversation with Frederica, and then, I kid you not, they are interrupted by Felix, Jessamy and Charis, and he just sits there and chats with every body and finds that he likes them all, and as soon as he sees Charis he goes “I’m going to give THE BALL, after all!!

Georgette Heyer was apparently very popular in Germany. This one is fun because Frederica’s youngest brother is keen on machinery, which in the early s included steam ships and hot air balloons, and it was interesting to read old-timey discussions of those devices. If I end up an old maid, do not blame Mr. I was most intrigued by the mention of. Harry, the impetuous Oxford student, with his Father’s vices and a loyal heart, only to willing to hand over the responsiblity of caring for the family to his older sister.


He made all the voices sound unique, which is a trick given how many there are in the book. I didn’t actually think you would come, but thank you so much for coming anyways, and please will you sit down, we have a few things to discuss, like your relationship with my late father, Charis’s season, our presentation to the ton – Alverstoke: Did the illustrator read the book?

They boys are also very differents, Jessamy is an interesting boy, and Felix an engaging scamp. Unless you are a complete ninnyhammer yourself, you will doubtless guess that Alverstoke will come to love Frederica and give up his selfish bachelor ways.

Highclere Castle Floor Plan: Return to Book Page. I hope you will write about every frderica of them. I particularly liked the two young boys, one who is serious and wants to be a parson, and the other who is crazy about engines of all kinds and quite a daredevil.

Also, I listened to narrator Clifford Norgate, who has a deep voice with an English accent — quite good, especially his take on Alverstoke and the boys. Trevor or even Mrs.