Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday 56: Georgette Heyer's Black Sheep

 Welcome to this week's Friday 56 - this Friday 56 comes from Georgette Heyer's Black Sheep, a book I found on my mother's shelf!

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader/
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions 
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* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Here's my Friday 56 from one of my mother's favorite historical romance writers, Georgette Heyer.  From Black Sheep by Georgette Heyer:
"Do enlighten me! Who are these people?"
She blinked. 'Who - ? Oh, I beg your pardon! I have been running on in the stupidest way! - talking to myself! Selima is my eldest sister: we live together, in Sydney Place; Mary is my next sister: next in age, I mean; and George Brede is her husband.  Never mind that! When did you run off with Celia?'
The blurb:
Abigail Wendover, on the shelf at determined to prevent Fanny, her pretty and high-spirited niece, from becoming attached to Stacy Calverleigh, a good-looking town-beau and an acknowledged fortune-hunter of shocking reputation.

Miles Calverleigh, the black sheep of his enormously rich from a long sojourn in India, has a scandalous past, and is not at all inclined towards good manners. Could he be Abby's most important ally in keeping her niece from a most unfortunate match?  But Miles turns out to be the most provoking creature Abigail has ever met - with a disconcerting ability to throw her into giggles at quite the wrong moment...

About the Author:
Georgette Heyer wrote over 50 novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction.  She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard great things about her novels but have yet to read one.