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Robyn Starkey rohina at
Wed Dec 17 13:54:42 EST 2003

>as an incurable reader of Regency romances, one of my great joys of life
>is dog earing pages with ridiculous anachronisms (not counting
>ridiculously anachronistic feminism, because that's fair within the
>genre).  My books are very dogeared.
>Its funniest because most Regency romance authors do some small set of
>very specific historical study -- they want to get exactly right when
>flintlocks were introduced, and they're usually very detailed in their
>military history-- but then they get completely ridiculous things wrong.

What's your view on Heyer? All her biographers go on about how meticulous 
her research is. It's not my period, so I can't nitpick her.

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