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These Old Shades - Georgette Heyer
These Old Shades
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A classic tale of intrigue, adventure and love from the 'Grande Dame' of romantic historical novels set in Georgian and Regency England. Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his... show more
A classic tale of intrigue, adventure and love from the 'Grande Dame' of romantic historical novels set in Georgian and Regency England.

Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his soubriquet 'Satanas', flourishes as well. Then, from a dark Parisian back alley, he plucks L-on, a red-headed urchin with strangely familiar looks, just in time for his long over-due schemes of revenge on the Comte de St. Vire. Among the splendours of Versailles and the dignified mansions of England, Justin begins to unfold his sinister plans -- until, that is, Leon becomes the ravishing beauty Leonie ...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781402219474 (1402219474)
ASIN: 1402219474
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Pages no: 378
Edition language: English
Series: Alastair-Audley (#1)
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nente
nente rated it
1.0 These Old Shades
I've heard somewhere that the romance genre is less demanding as to the plot, characterization, and writing quality. Though I still cannot understand why.This one demonstrates it all too clearly. It starts out well enough, with the absolutely brilliant protagonist who can do no wrong even if frequen...
Dawn772
Dawn772 rated it
A very entertaining historical romance with plenty of action that moved right along. The intrigues of the plot kept my interest throughout and made the May/December romance work. All the characters had enjoyable personalities. Justin, the Duke of Avon, rescues a boy Leon in a back alley who turns...
From the Queen's Kindle
From the Queen's Kindle rated it
5.0 These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer
For a book like this, I'd say you're wasting time reading reviews, because please just get hold of a copy and read it yourself. Not because of its length - my paperback copy numbers it at 347 pages - but because it's so easy to read, so fun, that you're either going to finish it in no time, or you'l...
Teryna90 BookLover
Teryna90 BookLover rated it
4.0 These Old Shades
La pedina Scambiata - Primo libro della Heyer e devo dire che sono rimasta molto stupita. Amante della letteratura Regency ed in particolar modo di Jane Austen mi sono imbattuta in quest'opera con scetticismo. Ma per fortuna pagina dopo pagina questa grandissima autrice รจ stata in grado di incantarm...
Rabid Reading
Rabid Reading rated it
5.0 These Old Shades
The Duke of Avon is the first "bad boy" I ever read about, way back in my pre-dinosaur days. He's cool as ice, wickedly clever, and more than a little ruthless (seriously, you do NOT want to get on his bad side!) but he's perfect with - and for - his lady love, Leonie. I've never read any character ...
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