Georgette Heyer Quotes

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Georgette Heyer
“You have a genius for bringing trouble upon yourself”
Georgette Heyer, Sylvester

Georgette Heyer
“My dear girl, don't talk nonsense to me! You're lazy, that's all that's wrong with you. Why don't you take up social work?”
Georgette Heyer, They Found Him Dead

Georgette Heyer
“Those fine eyes of hers had a disconcertingly direct gaze, and very often twinkled in a manner disturbing to male egotism. She had common-sense too, and what man wanted the plainly matter-of-fact, when he could enjoy instead Sophia's delicious folly?”
Georgette Heyer, Devil's Cub

Georgette Heyer
“Dash it, they've got no heads!'
'No, but you see, Freddy, they are so very old! They have been damaged.' explained Miss Charing.
'Damaged! I should rather think so! They haven't got any arms either! Well, if this don't beat the Dutch! And just look at this, Kit!'
' Birth of Athene from the brain of Zeus,' said Kitty, consulting the catalogue.
'Birth of Athene from what?”
Georgette Heyer

Elly Griffiths
“Why are Georgette Heyer's covers so naff? When you think of all the exciting things that happen - abductions, false identities, wild horseback chases - the front of the book nearly always shows a woman in a ballgown, simpering sweetly up at a man.”
Elly Griffiths, The Stranger Diaries

Sara Sheridan
“History was my favourite subject at school and in my spare time I read historical novels voraciously from Heidi to the Scarlet Pimpernel and from Georgette Heyer to Agatha Christie.”
Sara Sheridan

Georgette Heyer
“Not for nothing had his lordship endured the world for 10 more years than his youthful rival. Mr Fawnhope’s handsome face and engaging smile might dazzle the female eye, but Mr. Fawnhope had not yet learnt the art of conveying to a lady the gratifying impression that he considered her a fragile creature, to be cherished, and in every way considered. Lord Charlbury might be constitutionally incapable of addressing her as Nymph, or of comparing bluebells unfavourably with her eyes, but Lord Charlbury would infallibly provide a cloak for her if the weather were inclement, lift her over obstacles she could well climb without assistance, and in every way convince her that in his eyes she was a precious being whom it was impossible to guard too carefully.”
Georgette Heyer, The Grand Sophy