Names of children (was Melissa's Introduction)
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Thu Dec 9 18:46:55 EST 2004
On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 16:11:28 -0700, Otter Perry wrote:
>On Thursday, December 9, 2004, at 11:04 AM, Melissa Proffitt wrote:
>>>> any Georgette Heyer I haven't read yet.
>>> There's Heyer you haven't read yet? Lucky thing!
>> I live in America. Until recently it was almost a miracle for an
>> of my generation to have read *any* Heyer.
>Hmmm. Maybe the phrase 'of my generation' is the thing here.
It is, definitely, because I know that she's quite well known to readers
about twenty years older than I am. My mother-in-law had certainly heard of
her, and two years ago when I started reading them in earnest I happened to
find a stash owned by a lady for whom a friend was house-sitting--another
person older than me. So it's not that Heyer was never widely read in the
US, it's just that there was a period of time where they weren't being
published and she sort of disappeared. I don't know enough about the
romance market to correlate the recent upswing of interest in Regency
romances with the reintroduction of Heyer, but I would guess that
mass-market Regency books also weren't as common until recently. Jacob's
mom might know; that's her favorite subgenre.
>I live in
>the USofA and have read almost everything of hers I've ever heard of and
>even own some I've never gotten through, like _Simon the Coldheart_.
>For heaven's sake, I even have _Lord John_, which is about somebody
>I'm interested in, but is practically impenetrably written. [It's a
>novel, not a romance.]
I haven't wanted to read _An Infamous Army_ for similar reasons, though
Jacob says it's pretty good. I had trouble with _The Toll-Gate_, which is
very good, because I kept trying to read it as a romance and it's really
more of a thriller. I think we only own three I haven't read, and they're
>I think I read _The Masqueraders_ first , in 1976 in a paperback my
>had. She didn't like it; I did.
I just read that a few months ago and loved it. Couldn't believe how early
it had been written, either. I really liked how convincing the brother was
as a woman and also as a man.
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