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Georgette Heyer
Amereon Ltd (June 10, 2010)
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Pistols for two, and other stories, by Georgette Heyer. Pistols for Two. 1. In the end, the quarrel, smouldering for so many weeks, flared up over such a trifle that anyone, Tom reflected, would have laughed to have known the cause.

Pistols for two, and other stories, by Georgette Heyer. p. cm. England-Social life and customs-19th century-Fiction.

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The lady had been set down at the Pelican after dusk by a cross-country coach. Her baggage was as modest as her appearance, the one consisting of a bandbox and a corded trunk; the other of brown curls smoothed neatly under a bonnet, a round cashmere gown made high to the neck and boasting neither frills nor lace, serviceable half-boots, and tan gloves, and a drab.

Pistols For Two book. Georgette Heyer's historical accuracy and eye for a wonderful story of romance is unequalled, and in Pistols For Two we can see the skills which won her a devoted audience that continues to this day. Stories in the book: Pistols for two A Clandestine Affair Bath Miss Pink Domino A Husband for Fanny To Have the Honour Night at the Inn The Duel Hazard Snowdrift Full Moon.

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.

A treat for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and for those who love stories full of romance and intrigue. Affairs of honour between bucks and blades, rakes and rascals; affairs of the heart between heirs and orphans, beauties and bachelors; romance, intrigue, escapades and duels at dawn. Stories in the book

Bliss!"e; "e;Such fu. ach story works brilliantly on its ow. e;"e;A wonderful book to dip into or read right through. e;GEORGETTE HEYER wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction.

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Georgette Heyer's historical accuracy and eye for a wonderful story of romance is unequalled, and in Pistols For Two we can see the skills which won her a devoted audience that continues to this day.

Georgette Heyer's only collection of short stories, Pistols for Two offers eleven charming tales, each a little bon-bon that both satisfies and tantalizes. Compact and self-contained, each of these.

GEORGETTE HEYER wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction.

Affairs of honour, affairs of the heart, and all the gallantry, villainy and elegance of the age that Georgette Heyer has made her own are exquisitely revived in these eleven short stories of the Regency.
  • Tamesya
I love the setting and premise of this book and have read it several times. I recently added the Whispersync Audiobook and it was very interesting hearing someone else's voice (rather than my own in my head) giving life to these characters. The narrator makes Annis seem petty and sometimes petulant and Oliver just seems like a bully rather than bored and brusque. They argue about everything and it made me wonder what the attraction was?

Heyer's Black Sheep has the exact same setting and a similar plot. But the hero and heroine fall in love over inside jokes - they have the same sense of humor and love that they can share in each other's amusement when no one else gets the joke. It's a much better story.

I still recommend Lady of Quality, as it's hard to go wrong with Heyer. But this isn't one of my favorites.

Venetia (Regency Romances) - best romance
Frederica (Regency Romances) - best all around, best family, best humor
Friday's Child (Regency Romances) - best coming of age
Regency Buck (Regency Romances) - best descriptions of Prinny, Brummell and Brighton
Charity Girl (Regency Romances) - best hero
The Grand Sophy (Regency Romances) - best heroine
Devil's Cub (Historical Romances) - best scene (between Duke of Avon and heroine), best abduction
These Old Shades (Historical Romances) - best revenge
The Foundling - best travel adventure, duke in disguise
Masqueraders - best swashbuckling
  • Rivik
This compilation of 11 short stories will feel warmly familiar to fans of Georgette Heyer. The plots and characters are abbreviated versions of her timeless writing. At about 20 pages each, these stories are perfect for bedtime reading, waiting for an appointment or a quick diversion.

Pistols for Two - Best friends face each other for a duel over a silly neighborhood chit

A Clandestine Affair - Sparks fly between two guardians who try to stop their charges from eloping

Bath Miss - Sharp witted Sir Charles escorts Miss Massingale home from Bath to London and falls into several scrapes along the way. This one made me laugh.

Pink Domino - Brother and sister disagree about her attending a masquerade. When he goes to extract her from it, he finds a twist of fate.

A Husband for Fanny - Very sweet story of a mother trying to make a match for her daughter during her first season in London.

To Have the Honour - Financially strapped Viscount is in love with his heiress cousin, but doesn't want to appear a fortune hunter by marrying her. His sister knows they love each other and intervenes to thrust them into their HEA.

Night at the Inn - Story of a mysterious stranger at a spooky inn. This is a crime story more than a romance.

The Duel - This story left me with a smile. A duel turns into a courtship with one of the duelist's sisters.

Hazard - Over the top tale of a brother losing his wagered sister to a handsome marquis in a game of hazard.

Snowdrift - Cousins race with each other to reach their grandfather in Bath in order to claim his fortune.

Full Moon - Girl thinks she wants to escape the marriage her father arranged by eloping with her childhood friend.
  • Kirizan
I UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY why so many here "hate" Romance books.....just awful writing, for almost all of them, as well as truly unbelievable plots and characters.

Especially for those books set in the past, its just inconceivable, frankly, that any woman of that time could have / would have/ been allowed to (by law!) act as they do in these books!

BUT having said that, I still love the Georgette Heyer books, set (most of them) in Regency era England, BEFORE the Victorian era, a much freer era for women. Still, by our standards, the women are hedged around by laws and social customs that don't allow anywhere near the freedom we have now.

Heyer really researched her books, studying old diaries, letters, etc.....she "invented" the genre of "Regency Romance" but is so much superior to all the rest of it!

I would recommend a low key, subtle book of Heyer's called " A
Civil Contract" about an arranged marriage, very highly.

I'd also recommend very much Heyer's An Infamous Army: A Novel of Wellington, Waterloo, Love and War (Alastair-Audley Book 4) It does continue the story of two families, but much time is spent on a description of the Battle of Waterloo that really makes it come alive...

For one example: you don't stop to realize, if you've ever even thought about it at all, that there was NO WAY for various parts of an army or any command to communicate with one another, for orders to be sent, or current situations known, in that time, which was long before telegraph, telephone or any of the means that exist now. Instead, "Riders", usually staff officers, had to ride through the battle to take out orders and updates and then go back again to give out the responses, updates, and needs of the men too far away to be seen.....they risked their lives for every message.

Other Regency era books of Heyer's I'd recommend include "Sylvester: or The Wicked Uncle", "Frederica", "Arabella", and most of the other Regency era novels.....I don't like her detective stories set in the then "modern" era of the 1920's or so, and her books set in Medieval times are not up to her usual standard.