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  • Published: 1 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446473368
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

Georgette Heyer Biography




The definitive biography of one of Britain’s best-loved novelists.

Georgette Heyer’s first novel, The Black Moth, was written when she was just nineteen in order to amuse her convalescent brother. It was published in 1921 to instant success, and in the ninety years since then her work has been read and beloved by millions of readers and extolled by today’s bestselling authors from writers of contemporary classics through to romantic comedies.

In Georgette Heyer, Biography of a Bestseller, Jennifer Kloester has written a meticulously researched, engaging and comprehensive portrait of The Queen of Regency Romance that will appeal to Georgette Heyer’s many fans and curious new readers alike.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446473368
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the Author

Jennifer Kloester

Jennifer Kloester loves to escape into a good book. She began writing her own stories in primary school and was living in the jungle in Papua New Guinea when she discovered Georgette Heyer's wonderful historical romances. Those books took her to London, Paris and New York and inspired her to write her two novels The Cinderella Moment and The Rapunzel Dilemma. After spending three years living in the desert in Bahrain, Jennifer now spends most days writing in a book-lined study in an old manse. She is also the author of two books on Georgette Heyer: Georgette Heyer's Regency World and Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller.

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Praise for Georgette Heyer Biography

“Heyer's devotees will be charmed by this engaging tour of the author's world. Kloester wisely allows all facets of Heyer's personality to emerge, depicting a feisty, humorous, accomplished woman who is more interesting than her own fictional characters.”

Kathy Blumenstock, Washington Post Book Reviews

“The narrative is enlivened by Ms. Kloester's plentiful slices from Heyer herself. The secret to her productivity? "I keep going on gin and Dexedrine." Her reaction to being plagiarized by the "slightly illiterate" Barbara Cartland? "I would rather by far that a common thief broke in and stole all the silver."”

Alexandra Mullen, Hudson Review


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