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Thanks, Amanda. Yes, when Heyerites come together -- even in comments on a blog --there is no lack of conversation
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Margaret — theres no earthly reason to be ashamed of being a Heyer virgin -- in fact half the people here would envy you terribly for the journey ahead of you. By the way, Eliosa and our own Mary Jo Putney also contributed to the bobklet that was produced.
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Prema I couldnt agree more. And These Old Shades was my first too -- I think theres a kind of sisterhood among those who share a Heyer first.
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I dont know how much of it I can remember, but Ill see.thanks Theo.
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Wouldnt it be fun, Ella? Im hoping someone sees this post and gets inspired. ;)
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Thanks, Mary. I wouldn't say all her books are as good as The Grand Sophy — it's one that always pops up in lists of faves, but there are plenty of good ones mentioned in this comment stream, and once you get a few good ones, you won't mind the lesser books because there's still something to love and enjoy in almost all of them.
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It certainly sounds worth while going to, Teresa. And a "girls' days out" sounds just the ticket. Maybe you could win a lottery and travel by cruise liner next time. *g*
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"The fox got into the chickens" -- LOL. This is wonderful shorthand that Heyer lovers develop. I am preparing another Heyer quiz for later in the year, and it runs along those lines. And I remember when a Heyer-loving writer friend phoned me up when she was stuck in the middle of a book. She's known for animals in her stories, so I said "Ducklings. It worked for Lord Bromford, and it will work for you." And it did.
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Sue, I love this! I hadn't heard of it before, but I love that readers at a Science Fiction Con could gather in appreciation and enjoyment of excellent writing, characterization, plots and world-building — regardless of genre.
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Thanks, Janice -- yes, I think Heyer has reached an amazing breadth and variety of readers. I find it interesting that so many readers, including myself, first read Heyer in their early adolescence. I've heard so many adult readers complain that there's too much Regency slang, and that the vocab is too hard to understand — but yet we, still children, simply absorbed it and devoured the books.
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Louisa, you would have loved it! Wish you'd been there.
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Thanks, Leslie. I always find it interesting to see what Heyer books people like best. There is such a variety to choose from.
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Karin, you'll enjoy it, I know. And often people don't like Simon the Coldheart. It's one of her old ones that was rarely republished, but I like it too, though I confess it's years since I reread it.
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Shelagh, her women were strong, weren't they, but without being pushy or unlikable or "kick ass" or bossy. And each was strong in her own unique way. I think that was another of the things I responded to early on.
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Oh Teresa, I think all the wenches and most of the wenchly readers would love to attend the Jane Austen festival in Bath. How wonderful.
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Thanks, Beryl. One of the things I admire about Heyer is the variety of books she wrote, and the depth of her research, as well as her sparkling characterization.
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It was a lot of fun, Malvina, and we were all such Heyer fan-girls it was a real bonding experience. Thanks again for the photos.
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Sorry about that mistake, Susannah. I assumed, since I first met you at the Canberra Jane Austen conference, and as you were president of JASA, that it was all connected. I'm very glad you clarified things.
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Vicki, I hope your dad enjoyed your choices. A good selection, I think -- for men or women. As for Heyer's battle scenes, apparently military men enjoy those too as they were so well researched and written.
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Anne, isn't it amazing that she wrote so many keepers? Most authors manage a handful, but Heyer has so many.
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Oh, Linda — Heyer, Pratchett and Bujold — what a perfect choice. My house is bursting at the seams with books and bookcases, and if I renovate (which I want and need to do) I will have to cull the books. Thank goodness for my kindle which takes up no space at all.
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Yvonne, I'm also buying new Heyers, but I can't bear to give away my battered old ones -- also a mixture of hardcovers and paperbacks -- so my collection is simply expanding.
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Robin, thanks. I'm not sure if the wench readership would cope with a second dose. It was a lot of fun, but as the content wasn't mine, and I didn't take photos at the costume part, it's not so interesting.
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Lillian, it's not a wasted time at all, IMO — think of the pleasure of coming to Heyer as an adult, instead of an 11 year-old, as I was. If you want to hear about waste -- when I was first published, several of my books came out in large print editions, and I sent them to my aunts, who both had glaucoma. Aunty Jean (to whom my Summer Bride was dedicated) phoned me up and said, "Oh darling, I wish I knew you liked this sort of book. When we cleared out Nanas place, we gave her entire Heyer collection to the charity shop. If Id known I would have saved them for you." It turned out that my grandmother (who died when I was 12) was such a Heyer fan that she had a standing order with a bookseller for each new Heyer as it was published. She had them all. A complete set of hardcopy first editions. That went to the charity shop. sob!
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Susan, one of the discussions I had over morning tea with a couple of people involved The Masqueraders, and how Prudence managed to tip several glasses of wine down her sleeve -- and not drip afterwards. There were several theories, none of which quite satisfied me -- but we had a lot of fun speculating.
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