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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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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
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
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.
~☆ Alice
I only read the first one when my husband carried in home from work as he got it in the paperback exchange.
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Georgette Heyer was an amazingly prolific writer who created the Regency England genre of romance novels.

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