"A treasure beyond price. The Masqueraders is a wicked delight, worth more than its weight in gold."
Such a daring escape…
Their infamous adventurer father has taught Prudence Tremaine and her brother Robin to be masters of disguise. Ending up on the wrong side of the Jacobite rebellion, brother and sister flee to London, Prudence pretending to be a dashing yo...more
The thwarted abductor watches his chance...more
Prudence and and her brother Robin have spent most of their lives pretending to be other people. They are adventurers, and have participated in many wild schemes dreamed up by their father, the 'Old Gentleman'. Their most recent exploit was participating in the failed attempt to restore King Charles to the throne. In order to escape exposure of Jacobi...more
Their infamous adventurer father has taught Prudence Tremaine and her brother Robin to be masters of disguise. Ending up on the wrong side of the Jacobite Rebellion, brother and sister flee to London, Prudence pretending to be a dashing young buck, and Robin a lovely young lady. Could cost them both their hearts ...
Then Prudence meets the elegant Sir Anthony Fanshawe, and Robin becomes the mysterious hero of the charming Letitia Grayson, and in order to have what they truly want, the two...more
Plus, once Dad shows up, every scene can be summarized like...more
I liked this one. You’re all shocked, I know. It’s one of those uncomplicated, surfacey likes that is untroubled by Heyer’s usual classism or period sexism (the girl dressing as a man requires so much bravery, you see, whereas the man dressing as a woman requires, uh, a dress. Sideways brain leap to what I was reading a few years ago about medical sexism in the gender reass...more
Aside from the fact I love the story and the c...more
THE MASQUERADERS, my favorite of all her titles, is an absolute gem to hold in my hands. The trade paperback sized volume, with new cover artwork, is gorgeous and suits the story well. This is a classic tale of genderbent comedy and misdirection along the same vein as Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT.
Prudence and R...more
The book opens late one evening, with Prudence and Robin escaping the weather at an inn in the middle of nowhere. They overhear a young girl pleading with an aggressive suitor. It quickly becomes apparent while the young heiress may have willingly chosen to run off with the young man, Letty Grayson has had a change of heart...more
The characters were well drawn and the twists and turns in the story kept me turning pages.
The MCs of the story , a brother and sister, are masquerading as the opposite of their sex. At first seemed a happy romp. But as the reason for their deception becomes clearer the reader is aware that it is no lark the siblings, along with their father, are on. The masquerade, engineered by their father, was to keep them out of har...more
After playing a part in the failed Jacobite rebellion at the behest of their cunning father, siblings Prudence and Robin Tremaine are on the run and in disguise.
To escape the hangman's noose, tall and unflappable Prudence disguises herself as "Peter Merriot," while her brother Robin transforms himself into Peter's flirty sister, Kate.
While hiding in plain s...more
Prudence and Robin Tremaine had a unique upbringing by their adventurer father, where disguise and good fashion sense were key. After participating in the failed...more
Woooo. Just now finished it, after a day or two of sneaking bites out on deployment. I found that I had not been able to really get into a novel lately, having started two in December but never getting around to completing them. I had tried twice to get once more into them, but quickly drifted off. So on a whim I skimmed my kindle for something else to read. Something not part of series, thus I would not feel obligated to continue.
I had no idea of what the Masquerade...more
I decided to try her work with this book and was pleasantly surprised. There was right from the start an element of humour. The central characters have...more
Of course, this is all complicated by the siblings' chequered past, complicated disguises, and need to conceal themselves.
Prudence spends much of her courtship with Sir Anthony disguised as a young man, and it's interesting to me that it would b...more
Georgette Heyer was an intensely private person. A best-seller all her life without the aid of publicity, she made no appearances, never gave an interview, and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point. Heyer wrote very well-researched historical fiction, fu...more
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Miss Merriot kicked off her shoes, and replied in kind. "What, are you parted from the large gentleman already?"
Mr Merriot looked into the fire, and a slow smile came, and the suspicion of a blush.
"Lord, child!" said Miss Merriot. "Are you for the mammoth? It's a most respectable gentleman, my dear."
Mr Merriot raised his eyes. "I believe I would not choose to cross him," he remarked inconsequently. "But I would trust him."
Miss Merriot began to laugh. "Be a man, my Peter, I implore you."
"Alack!" sighed Mr Merriot, "I feel all a woman.”