'Every girl, whatever her age, needs her own complete set of Heyer titles. More than romantic they are witty, elegant, stylish and the best comedies of manners since Jane Austen.' Diane Pearson
William the Bastard, base-born son of the Duke of Normandy, must fight the King of France to regain his Duchy.
Spurned in love by the lovely Princess Matilda, the fighting Duke dares to take a whip to her in her own father's palace, before making her his bride.
Thwarted by the Saxon Earl Harold of a promise of the throne of England, William the Conqueror sails to Hastings to claim the King's crown and sceptre for his own.
“'Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to.'”
“'My favourite historical novelist - stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours.'”
“'A writer of great wit and style - I've read her books to ragged shreds.'”
Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph
Independent on Sunday
“'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable'”