by Georgette Heyer
My sister only recently introduced me to Georgette Heyer. What a find! This is a very fun, clever and witty story, well-told and utterly delightful. (It would make a great film/mini-series.... BBC, are you listening?)
The period slang is a little difficult at times, but it doesn't take long to get the hang of it. Jane Austen fans, grab a Georgette Heyer novel and enjoy. If you are not an Austen fan, best steer clear.
Apparently Heyer was quite prolific, publishing two books a year on average. Many were "Georgian" and "Regency" as this one is (a la Jane Austen), but she also wrote thrillers, historical novels, contemporary novels, and short stories. I'm looking forward to reading more!