5 Authors to Read If You Love Jane Austen

Jane Austen is one of the best loved authors in the world. Her books have been read, and re-read for generations; and for good reason. No one does it quite like Jane, but sadly her list of works is slightly on the short side. And, let’s face it…there’s only so many times you can re-read Pride & Prejudice! So, when you’re craving some Jane Austen, but want something new, here are five authors to give a try. Read more

Georgette Heyer: The Mother of Regency Romance

80 years ago when a young Georgette Heyer sat down to write her first, and arguably the world’s first, Regency Romance: Regency Buck I like to think she knew exactly what she was doing. Anyone who puts as much attention to detail into her novels as she did has to have a master plan. Read more

Re-Reading Books: An Ode to Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer

Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer

Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer is, without a doubt, my favourite book. I’ve re-read it so many times that I can nearly quote it and yet it never fails to make my laugh out loud or feel warm and fuzzy inside. Better than a box of chocolates, this is the book I turn to when I’ve had a bad day, or a good day, or a day… In fact, I love this book, and Heyer, so much that I defied the advice of my University Lecturers and wrote my MA dissertation on Heyer, Austen and Romance Fiction. Heyer, I argued, is the gift that truly keeps on giving! Read more