A daring escape... Penelope Creed will do anything to avoid marrying her repulsive cousin. Dressed in boy's clothing, she's fleeing from London when she's discovered by Sir Richard Wyndham, himself on the verge of the most momentous decision of his life. And a heroic rescue... When Sir Richard... show more
A daring escape...
Penelope Creed will do anything to avoid marrying her repulsive cousin. Dressed in boy's clothing, she's fleeing from London when she's discovered by Sir Richard Wyndham, himself on the verge of the most momentous decision of his life.
And a heroic rescue...
When Sir Richard encounters the lovely young fugitive, he knows he can't allow her to travel to the countryside all alone, so he offers himself as her protector. As it happens, at that very moment Sir Richard could use an escape of his own...
Publish date: 2009-06-01
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
The Corinthian was published in 1940. Sprig Muslin was published 16 years later, in 1956. As was the case with many of Heyer's early romances, the age gap between hero and heroine has not worn well. In fact, the similarities of the plots in the two novels makes me wonder if Heyer herself didn't reth...
A fairly standard Georgette Heyer. This one features both hero and heroine on the run from pushy relatives, cross-dressing, romantic and comedic complications, and stolen jewels.
My midway post says it all. Except for the heroine-as-plucky child/hero-as-older, wiser, but jaded father figure—which gets real old real fast in today's world—the book is a delight: Heyer at her witty, engaging best. A mix of mystery and romance almost equal to The Talisman Ring, which has always b...
Not the most memorable of Heyer's novels, but still quite enjoyable.
As always, it is a pleasure to read a book by GH. I like her even more than I like Jane Austen, and that is saying something. This book is very short, I finished it in 24 hours (it is also Thanksgiving Day, so I spent most of the day just reading, enjoying my free time).The book is similar in some w...
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