Georgette Heyer's Regency World
I've owned this book for a few years now, and was lucky enough to have it signed by the author at the Georgette Heyer Conference in Sydney in 2016.
Jen was warm and lovely (and a really great public speaker.) It was a pleasure to meet her.
Very readable account of the times and it was fascinating to find out things you have always wanted to know like;
💞 What are crim. cons?
💞 What rules do the seconds have to follow when arranging a duel?
💞 When does a fashionable lady wear a carriag ...more
1. Ultimately, this was adequate. It doesn't provide quite the depth I would have liked, and it spends too much time referencing books rather than referencing Heyer's allegedly deep pile of reference materials. It felt like the sight-seers guide to Heyer rather than a tour of the ...more
In Georgette Heyer’s Regency World Kloester covers a wide-range of information pertaining to the Regency period; from deciphering the convoluted social class order of the day (wowza!), to what they wore, where and what they ate, where they shopped, the daily life of regency men and women, and my favorite, the hottest entertainment destinations to see and be seen! Also included is a who’ ...more
This is a handy reference book for fans of Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen and the Regency era. Each chapter covers an aspect of Regency society: clothing, transportation, etiquette, health care and more. She uses examples from Heyer's novels and appendices provide a list of slang words, biographies of Regency people and a timeline. The book is illustrated with small line drawings done from 19th century illustrations. The book could have benefited from full-color or at least larger illustrations. T ...more
Kloester delivers a lot of interesting information in a breezy, informative style. I read this nonfiction book with the Georgette Heyer Fans group here on GR; some of our members felt the references to Heyer’s books were incorrect, and thus made the rest of the information questionable, so I knocked off half a star. ...more
If you are a fan of (a) Georgette Heyer's books; (b) Jane Austen's novels; (c) Regency romances; (d) the Regency era for any ...more
Interesting compendium of everything regency, especially as it relates to Georgette Heyer's novels. A good reference companion book, but probably best for people who don't know all the in's and out's of this fascinating time period.
Glad to say I knew most of this stuff already (yes, I'm bragging....)
As others have said before me, this book pretends to be more authoritative than it is. Most reasonable readers would go in with the assumption that it illuminates the real Regency society and culture that Heyer treats fictionally. To a certain degree it does, but its revelations should be taken with a grain of salt. As the title technically says, it is Georgette Heyer's Regency world that is being described, not the real Regency world. So Kloest ...more
In her lifetime Heyer publisher twenty-six Regency-era novels, man ...more
Yes, it was nice to get back to Heyer's books world but there was little new to me. Although I admit, some information will be useful when I next reread Heyer, especially the glossaries will be handy.
The book confirmed the historical accuracy of Heyer's novels but it didn't add much. Perhaps it is more informative (and enjoyable) for those who know less about the Regency ...more
I'm not sure of the exact date I started this, because I've picked it up and read a little more betwee ...more
The is an easy to read gloss on the era. Don't go looking for a lot of deep detail--but it is a good jumping off point for deeper research, if you are ...more
Since I like Heyer's novels and ...more
The only negative thing I can offer is that it skims over the mindset of the ladies or gentlemen of the time. This book however offers a very nice insight into the time and will stay on my shelf for reference in the future.
Most of the information is referenced to one or more of Heyer's Regency novels. The only down side as far as I am concerned is that it only covers the ...more
I read it once through, but this is the type of book that can be used for reference. It's separated into countless different sections, so it's easy to look up something real quick that you come across in whatever Regency you are reading. Sections having to do with fashion, leisure, sports, travel, food shopping, etc. Not to mention a brief ...more
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I was born in Melbourne, Australia, but have lived and worked in Papua New Guinea and the Middle East and travelled to more than thirty countries. While living overseas I studied as an off-campus student with Deakin University and achieved my BA (Hons) while raising my three children.
After graduating with a PhD in history from the University of Melbourne, my first two books: 'Georgette Heyer's Reg...more