Books by Georgette Heyer
NPR stories about Georgette Heyer
Author Helen Simonson risks her literary pretensions to admit a lifelong secret attraction to the Regency romance novels of Georgette Heyer. The dampened muslin dresses, the highly polished boots — for her, nothing beats these tales of heroines who require a man with a firm hand on the bridle.
This historical novel about the epic defeat of the Emperor Napoleon presents all the heroics and bloody loss of life of the battle of Waterloo — plus a romance between a strong-willed young woman and a dashing British Army officer.