//Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller
Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller2017-12-19T17:18:34+00:00

Georgette Heyer: Biography of a Bestseller

Georgette Heyer famously said, “I am to be found in my work.” Who was this amazing bestselling author who was so secretive about her personal life that she never gave an interview or made public appearances to promote her books? Where did she get her ideas? What motivated her to create a Regency world so intricately researched that five generations of readers want to escape there again and again? She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at seventeen in order to amuse her convalescent younger brother. Published to instant success in 1921, nearly one hundred years later it has never been out of print. In her fifty-year career Georgette Heyer wrote fifty-five novels and one book of short stories. For decades Heyer’s Regency novels, historical novels and detective-thrillers have surprised and delighted millions, while the woman behind the books has stayed hidden…until now! With unprecedented, exclusive access to Heyer’s notebooks, private papers, and to several previously untapped archives of her early letters, Jennifer Kloester uncovers both the complex life of a private woman and a masterful writer’s craft that will forever resonate in literature and beyond.

Agatha Award Nominee for Best Nonfiction Book (2013)

‘The ground-breaking biography of one of Britain’s best-loved and best-selling novelists.’

‘A wonderful story! I really feel as though I was there with Georgette every step of the way, because it read as smoothly as a novel and I found it totally engrossing.’ Susan Moody

‘An engaging, intriguing, absorbing read!’ Stephanie Laurens #1 New York Times bestselling author

‘Required reading for all lovers of Regency novels.’ Mary Jo Putney

‘A superb portrayal of one of my all-time favourite authors.’ Anne Gracie\

‘A wonderfully entertaining biography—a readable and lively account of this beloved writer.’ Eloisa James

  • Format: Paperback, 464 pages
  • Category: Biography
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks
  • Publish Date: January 8th 2013
  • ISBN-10: 1402271751
  • ISBN-13: 9781402271755