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The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
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Mar 01, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-the-past, audiobooks, reread-2012, heyers-i-dont-own-yet, reread-2013, rom-2013-03
Read in January, 2004

An example of Heyer's masterful command of humour. Sophy's appeal as a heroine may depend on what degree of sophistication or fresh-spiritedness you are willing to read into her antics - and how benignly or maliciously you may be inclined to regard her manipulation of others. Charles' appeal as a hero is helped a great deal by his growth as a brother. Charlbury's presence was rather more interesting on the third go-through; I don't think I even noticed him the first few times. Cecilia was likewise more interesting, and Augustus more entertaining. The interlude with the moneylender is indeed appallingly racist and I'm not sure how I can justify finding the rest of the book enjoyable despite it, but somehow I do so find it enjoyable. Jan 11/12

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