Happy dance of joy

Belben, Philip ( Energy Wholesale ) Philip.Belben at eon-uk.com
Fri Jan 21 10:33:34 EST 2005

Widdy asked:

> Having been thoroughly smitten with Bujold's books (more Miles!) at
> recommendation of this list and noticing that many on this list love
> Heyer (as do Bujold and Connie Willis) . . . 
> Where should I start with Heyer? Which book should I seek out first? 

Well, my favourites are "False Colours", "The Grand Sophy" and "The Toll
Gate";  From periods other than the Regency I'd recommend "The
Masqueraders" and "The Conqueror", although these aren't really typical
of her work.

"Venetia" and "The Unknown Ajax" are also good, and likely to be among
your favourites if "Fire and Hemlock" is your favourite DWJ.

My parents would recommend "Arabella" and "Cotillion", but I find the
humour in those two a little forced.  I'd prefer "The Nonesuch".

The list can be made as long as you like.  Well, almost.  "Friday's
Child", "The Corinthian", "Sylvester", "Bath Tangle" (the first I read),
"Black Sheep", "Lady of Quality" (a re-write of the "Black Sheep" theme,
and not quite as good in my view), ...



PS Talking of "The Grand Sophy", does anyone else think that Miles
Vorkosigan is descended from Sophy Stanton-Lacy?

PPS all you women swooning over Miles Vorkosigan, when I keep expecting
you all to fall for Gregor.  Oh well...

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