The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer – swash and swoon. All hail the queen of the Regency romance, whose glorious romps demand. WHY READERS LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER AND THE CONVENIENT MARRIAGE: The story concerns love and marriage, trust and friendship, gossip and. The plot of the Convenient Marriage is different in so many ways from the typical Georgette Heyer novel. One is the tenderness with which the.
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Even a smart footman has a voice of his own for his line or two, sounding like a young man on the make and trying to lose a Bankside accent.
The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer – swash and swoon
Who knew a marriage of convenience story could be so boring? I found April Lady quite mindboggling, actually: View all 5 comments. Side note to Hilary: I do so hate it when audio-books are abridged; generally because I dislike missing out on any part of the story, and more particularly in this case because anything that kept Richard Armitage talking for longer had to be a good thing.
I just love his voice. Julie on Enchanted Glass by Diana Wynne…. Her interactions with her Pious convenienf Filial Sister Charlotte are particularly hilarious. Her reputation was about to be ruined. Sad losses for me from the book are more than a tiny amount of Charlotte see above and Captain Heron.
Horatia, furious and indignant, rushes out and bumps into Lady Massey, who happens to be at the same ball.
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The Convenient Marriage, by Georgette Heyer
Beginning inHeyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year. He really adapted to the different characters so well and I found myself smiling throughout. Horry is just allowed to be a typical brand of upper class woman who I have no doubt existed in the late 18th century but she’s still awesome and has plenty of agency.
Determined to teach her husband a lesson for his interference, she defies his wishes attending a masked ball.
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Pre-marriage, she appears to be slightly more intelligent than your average vegetable, but the moment she marries that’s all out the window. I adored Horry — is that too Ticky of me?
The story itself was quite good and had a few fun twists that kept things interesting. Meanwhile, Horatia meets and befriends Lord Lethbridge, who seeks revenge on the Earl for his role in thwarting Lethbridge’s attempts to elope with Lady Louisa Rule’s sister several years earlier. There’s a happy cynicism to him. The scenes with her are just painful you want to take a shotgun to the earl but other than that, it’s great fun, and the Georgian era is beautifully evoked.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I love entering her world. Frankly, the secondary characters had all the good lines and saved it.
On the other hand, there may be some intended social commentary on hheyer emotional unhealthiness of a society in which behavior is so artificial that it is more acceptable to discuss one’s affairs than one’s feelings for a spouse.
But because Heyer does face it head-on, and because it neyer presented as problematic rather than incidental or, worse, titillating I could deal with it better here than I could in, say, April Lady.
I couldn’t live with you, but I do love you.
View all 8 comments. However, very soon into the marriage it became clear that Horatia, disappointingly enough, was getting all too carried away with being so very mrriage so suddenly.
The genre I fall back on whene Oh, that was a lovely story!
Then in usual Heyer fashion it all goes hilariously hijinxy. This was not good. So maybe I shouldn’t say a book was shite, rather, it doesn’t appeal to me at this moment. If you think of this book as a Regency romance done by the Marx Brothers, you will get a sense of the appeal and fun of this story.