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Lady of Quality/Charity Girl

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Lady of Quality is the story of Miss Annis Wychwood, a proud and independent young woman living on her own in Bath in the early nineteenth century. Bored by the few suitors who have called on her, Annis is resigned to a future of serene solitude until adventure enters her life in the person of Miss Lucilla Carleton, an heiress seeking to escape an arranged marriage. Opport ...more
Hardcover, 575 pages
Published April 12th 2010 by Fall River Press (first published 2006)
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Dec 21, 2016 Michele rated it liked it
Not my favorite. Neither story held my attention. As always I enjoyed the dialog. Charity Girl was slow. It seems like I've read this story line somewhere else.
Mar 27, 2012 Michelle rated it liked it
This book is a compendium of two of Georgette Heyer's novels, each dealing with a "runaway" girl, both set in the Regency period. In Lady of Quality, Annis is from a wealthy family, and at 29, is "on the shelf". She is tired of living with her brother and his family and decides to set up a household for herself in Bath, bringing along a poor, distant relation to act as her companion and chaperon. On their way, they come upon a couple whose carriage has broken. They find out that the young woman, ...more
Aug 19, 2010 SarahC rated it it was amazing
Shelves: austen-like, romance
This is a nice edition of two Georgette Heyer novels in one volume. I have read only the second story, Charity Girl, at this point.

Charity Girl offers up the best of Heyer and the best of Regency Romance. If you haven't read Heyer novels before, consider that her books aren't what you might think of as romance as termed in recent years. Leave out the sensual and sensational and replace it with witty, cleaver, classy, and heartfelt and you will have the right idea.

Within the pages of Charity Gi
Feb 12, 2012 Robin rated it liked it
The question? Did the publisher pair these two books together because Lady of Quality was more favorably received than Chariy Girl? I might well have given the first title 4 starts; the second was a little slow for my liking, but entertaining nonetheless.
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Jan 12, 2016 Karen Darling rated it liked it
This book had some funny moments, but it dragged in certain areas.
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Interesting book n I just started today ...
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Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.

In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers. Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.

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