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  • Published: 20 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473537934
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

Snowdrift and Other Stories (includes three new recently discovered short stories)




Previously titled Pistols for Two, this collection includes three of Heyer’s earliest short stories, published together in book form for the very first time. A treat for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and for those who love stories full of romance and intrigue.

Previously titled Pistols for Two, this collection includes three of Heyer’s earliest short stories, published together in book form for the very first time. A treat for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and for those who love stories full of romance and intrigue.

Affairs of honour between bucks and blades, rakes and rascals; affairs of the heart between heirs and orphans, beauties and bachelors; romance, intrigue, escapades and duels at dawn. All the gallantry, villainy and elegance of the age that Georgette Heyer has so triumphantly made her own are exquisitely revived in these wonderfully romantic stories of the Regency period.


'Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us aspire to.' Katie Fforde

'My favourite historical novelist – stylish, romantic, sharp and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines enterprising and her heroes are dashing. I owe her many happy hours.' Margaret Drabble

'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' India Knight

  • Pub date: 20 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473537934
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Georgette Heyer

Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.

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Praise for Snowdrift and Other Stories (includes three new recently discovered short stories)

“Previously titled Pistols for Two, this collection includes three of Heyer’s earliest short stories, published together in book form for the very first time. A treat for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and for those who love stories full of romance and intrigue.”

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“Georgette Heyer is second to none in her ability to make detective stories entertaining”

Sunday Times

“Georgette Heyer is unbeatable”

Sunday Telegraph

“A writer of great wit and style...I've read her books to shreds”

Daily Telegraph

“Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us aspire to.”

Katie Fforde

“The wittiest of detective writers”

Daily Mail

“Sparkling”

Independent

“My favourite historical novelist - stylish, romantic, sharp and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines enterprising and her heroes are dashing. I owe her many happy hours.”

Margaret Drabble

“My favourite historical novelist - stylish, romantic, sharp and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines enterprising and her heroes are dashing. I owe her many happy hours.”

Margaret Drabble

“Heyer's characterisation and dialogue are an abiding delight to me...I have seldom met people to whom I have taken so violent a fancy from the word Go”

Dorothy L. Sayers

“We had better start ranking her alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey and Allingham”

San Francisco Chronicle

“We had better start ranking her alongside such incomparable whodunit authors as Christie, Marsh, Tey and Allingham”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Rarely have we seen humour and mystery so perfectly blended”

New York Times

“Beautifully written, sharp as a tin of tacks and meticulously researched”

Red

“Heyer’s writing throughout is sparkling and sharp yet good humoured”

Sunday Express S Magazine

“In the best of her work she creates an illusions of the past that is complete in itself and essentially timeless, this is one reason why her books haven’t dated. They were designed to amuse and intrigue their readers. They still do. In one sense, Georgette Heyer’s peers are PG Wodehouse and Agatha Christie. Like theirs, her success was not an accident. Like theirs, it shows every sign of enduring”

The Times

“A treat for Regency fans”

Mail on Sunday

“These stories are an emphatic reminder of why Heyer’s writing deserves respect.”

TLS

“[A] delicious confection of short stories”

Spotlight Magazine, Daily Express


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