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by Georgette Heyer

  • ISBN: 0553248758
  • Author: Georgette Heyer
  • ePub ver: 1151 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (April 1, 1985)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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The young Earl of Denville was missing. Captain John Staple's exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet 'Crazy' Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards.

The young Earl of Denville was missing. Handsome and eligible as the titled elder of the renowned Fancot twins was, no one would forgive him if he failed to appear before his fiancee's family. With her high-spirited intelligence and good looks, Abigail Wendover was a most sought-after young woman. But of all her high-placed suitors, there was none Abigail could love. Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the boisterous, adventure-loving Captain.

Georgette Heyer's novel takes us from John’s childhood through to 1413. This means that effectively the major events of John’s life are not documented

The reigns, deaths, and ruthless struggle for power of Richard II and. Georgette Heyer's novel takes us from John’s childhood through to 1413. This means that effectively the major events of John’s life are not documented. We do not see the death of King Henry IV (1413), or Georgette Heyer sadly died before this novel was completed and what remains is less than half finished.

I wish Percy were in ward – or you otherwise – or that I might go with you!’. Gramercy, brother! I had as lief do my own endeavour!’. Oh, I cry the Lord Warden’s pardon!’. Harry said, smiling k you for a nurseling!’. Neither a nurseling nor a recreant. No. But I think they may make you heavy cheer in the North. Well I know it,’ said John. What cheer will they make you in the West?’. Very hot cheer, but I shan’t find privy malice there, as you may. Go charily – and, for my love’s sake, John, keep only those about you whom you know you may trust!’.

Georgette Heyer (1902–1974) was an English author particularly known for her historical romance novels set in the Regency and Georgian eras. A best-selling author, Heyer's writing career saw her produce works from a variety of genres; in total she published 32 novels in the romance genre, 6 historical novels, 4 contemporary novels, and 12 in the detective fiction genre.

by. Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974.

Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. by. 20 cm, Bedford, John Plantagenet, Duke of, 1389-1435 - Fiction.

Georgette Heyer died before the book was completed, leaving me wanting to know more about My Lord John

Georgette Heyer died before the book was completed, leaving me wanting to know more about My Lord John. John was the third son of the Earl of Derby, later to be known as Henry Bolinbroke, who usurped the throne of England from his cousin, the very unstable Richard II. The oldest son i the familly is kinown to us as Shakespere's Henry the Fifth, Parts I and II. John was apparently a very accomplished and reliable young man who was able to accept enormous resonsibility at an early age. When he was fourteen, his father put him in charge of defending the northern part of the country from the.

Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, making the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one. Библиографические данные.

Childhood was short, apparently, in those long-ago times.

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The reigns, deaths, and ruthless struggle for power of Richard II and his cousin Henry IV is viewed through the eyes of Henry's youngest son, John
Comments (7)

net rider
Perhaps Ms Heyer did TOO much research for this book, then thought she needed to use most of it. There really doesn't seem to be any focus of this book, other than on the experiences of Lord John, the 3rd son of Henry IV.
There were a few things interesting in the book. I'd like to read more about these things, One was about the later years of Katherine Swynford, John of Gaunt's 3rd wife and mother of the Beauforts. Her story in other books seems to end at an earlier point.
And I would have liked to read more about Henry IV's dilemma concerning the disposition of the deposed Richard III. According to Heyer, Henry didn't want him tried or otherwise punished, but Richard WAS a magnet for disaffection. I loved the approximately 5 pages where Richard is sitting in on Henry's knighting his younger sons and others, the day before he was crowned officially. We read Richard's thoughts, which end with "My desire is for peace. ... yet ... I can feel the old rage stirring. ... Only it is nothing worth; Anne is dead, and I have no son."
Unnis
The reason I was not able to give this book a five star review is that it is only a fragment of a book. Georgette Heyer died before the book was completed, leaving me wanting to know more about My Lord John. John was the third son of the Earl of Derby, later to be known as Henry Bolinbroke, who usurped the throne of England from his cousin, the very unstable Richard II. The oldest son i the familly is kinown to us as Shakespere's Henry the Fifth, Parts I and II. John was apparently a very accomplished and reliable young man who was able to accept enormous resonsibility at an early age. When he was fourteen, his father put him in charge of defending the northern part of the country from the maurading Scots. He threw himself into the task with great ardor, strengthening the various fortifications over which he had control and making that section of England as secure as possible in those troubled times. The book story takes him into his early twenties, and this reader wasdevestated to turn a last page written by Miss Heyer and discover there would be no more.
Hadadel
The book seems to have the history of the four sons Henry of Bolingbroke (later Henry IV king of England) in detail. It describes each of their personalities, their strengths and their weaknesses. But while reading this, I felt like it was setting me up for some special focus to an incident or aspect of Lord John’s life. It never did.

It was hard for me to follow the characters because so many had the same name. The use of archaic words, was so numerous that I found it hard to remember what the intent of the information in a paragraph while looking up words in the glossary.

But this was explained as an unfinished manuscript. As such, I found it not so much as an enjoyable story as a fascinating way to be introduced to a family that was in the Plantagenet line of English royalty.

I will probably re-read this story again in the future to reinforce my knowledge of this era and who’s who.
Uranneavo
I'm only half-way through; I keep stopping so that I won't finish the book,, because I know that when I do there will be no G. Heyer book left that I have not read. Heyer wrote about 75% of it, and it was finished on her behalf (& on behalf of her estate) posthumously. Thus far it is a beautifully written historical novel (or novelistic history) focusing on the House of Lancaster and the period spanned by the life of John (3rd son of Henry of Bolingbroke, later King Henry IV). Those interested in the Duke of Lancaster (John of Gaunt) will find early "cameo" appearances here of both himself and his mistress & 3rd wife, Katherine Swynford, and will discover well researched tidbits of information about the impact of Henry IV's second wife on his financial health. The book is much more a fine and well-researched history - and one that attempts so much accuracy as reasonable for modern readers even in dialogue - than it is a romance. If you're not a history buff, it takes a little doing to keep the charachters sorted at first, due to a apparent (apalling) tendency of important families of the time to name half their children "John," "Edmund," or "Henry" (I'm delighted when I find a "Roger," or even a "Philip"). All said, I'm enjoying the book, it's a good, solid read,and I'm glad I bought it. Heyer clearly immersed herself in England's late 12th-early-13th century, and she is a wonderful writer.
Painwind
Let me start by saying that I hate Regency romances so the few Georgette Heyer books I picked up were soon put down. I picked up this book because of the subject, that period of history being a favorite of mine. I was hoping that this was not a Regency romance put in a different period. I was very pleasantly surprised. This book rivals many historical fiction books. The research was impeccable. Although Ms Heyer did not have time to finish this book, it ends in a comfortable place and other than wanting it to go on longer, the end is not awkward.

Now, I have to ask. Why in the world did the publisher depict a Tudor scene on the front of the book? I can't believe it is just stupidity and yet I can't think of any other reason.
Yggdi
I'm not even finished yet and already I know it's going to be a favorite. Georgette Heyer had to be one of the all-time greats for historical fiction. Her research was perfect. She captured the language, the customs, the *feel* of the period so well, it's almost like you were right there living it with her characters.

This is the story of John, Duke of Bedford, younger brother to King Henry V and takes the boys (all 4 of them) from 1393, when John is just 4 years old to 1413 when their father, Henry IV, dies.

I just wish she'd been able to finish the trilogy she had planned. What a grand work that would have been.

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