Heyer (was: Happy dance of joy)

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Fri Jan 21 14:09:18 EST 2005

> I tend to group Heyer's 18th century romances into the same category as her 
> Regencies (i.e., romantic comedy that remains a fun read, where the period 
> works as a necessary part of the setup). The 18th century-set stories are more 
> obviously artificial "puppet-theater" than the Regencies. But she was much 
> younger when she wrote them. Once she discovered the Regency period, I don't think 
> she ever looked back. I tend to agree with Minnow that Regency Buck is faintly 
> off-putting. It was her *first* Regency and she was puffing off her research 
> to excess. She was also using stock 18th century puppets in a Regency setting 
> which didn't quite work. She soon figured out that she needed to make them just 
> a little less artificial in their behavior for Regencies. She didn't always 
> get the balance right, but she did far more often than not.

*giggle* I was just thinking of how much I still enjoy _These Old 
Shades_, despite the tinge of Historical Romance for the Dominance Set. 

-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika jenne at fiedlerfamily.net 
"Information wants to be a Socialist... not a Communist or a 
Republican." - Karen Schneider

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