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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

Reviews

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.

from the publisher's description

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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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784756130

    November 13, 2017

    Arrow

    384 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9781785151019

    October 31, 2016

    William Heinemann

    368 pages

    RRP $34.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
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    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781473537934

    October 20, 2016

    Cornerstone Digital

    384 pages

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