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The Grand Sophy

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'Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.' Sunday Telegraph. A beautifully repackaged edition of one of the best of the best.When the redoubtable Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy is ordered to South America on Diplomatic Business he parks his only daughter Sophy with his sister's family, the Ombersleys, in Berkeley Square. Upon her arrival, Sophy is bemused to see her cousins are in a sad tangle. The heartless and tyrannical Charles is betrothed to a pedantic bluestocking almost as tiresome as himself; Cecilia is besotted with a beautiful but quite feather-brained poet; and Hubert has fallen foul of a money-lender. It looks like the Grand Sophy has arrived just in time to sort them out, but she hasn't reckoned with Charles, the Ombersleys' heir, who has only one thought - to marry her off and rid the family of her meddlesome ways.
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Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of seventeen 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.

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"My favourite historical novelist -- stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours." -- Margaret Drabble "Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to." -- Katie Fforde "A writer of great wit and style ... I've read her books to ragged shreds." -- Kate Fenton Daily Telegraph "Sparkling." Independent
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 328
Erscheinungsdatum 20.06.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-09-958554-1
Verlag Random House UK
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/12,8/2,7 cm
Gewicht 239 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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Eines meiner Lieblingsbücher von Heyer und aus dem gesammten Regency-Genre
von Christina aus Bayern am 29.11.2009
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

Kurzbeschreibung: When Lady Ombersley agrees to take in her young niece, no one expects Sophy, who sweeps in and immediately takes the ton by storm. Sophy discovers that her aunt's family is in desperate need of her talent for setting everything right: Ceclia is in love with a poet, Charles... Kurzbeschreibung: When Lady Ombersley agrees to take in her young niece, no one expects Sophy, who sweeps in and immediately takes the ton by storm. Sophy discovers that her aunt's family is in desperate need of her talent for setting everything right: Ceclia is in love with a poet, Charles has tyrannical tendencies that are being aggravated by his grim fiancee, her uncle is of no use at all, and the younger children are in desperate need of some fun and freedom. By the time she's done, Sophy has commandeered Charles's horses, his household, and finally, his heart. "The Grand Sophy" ist, wie schon oben geschrieben, eines meiner Lieblingsbücher von Georgette Heyer und auch des kompletten Regency-Genres. GH ist es mit Sophy gelungen eine intelligente, sympathische und liebenswerte Heldin zu erschaffen, die für die damalige Zeit sehr selbstbewusst agiert - was GH perfekt mit ihrer außergewöhnlichen Kindheit begründet. Charles, der männliche Part, ist zu anfang des Buches durch seine herbe, arrogante Art noch eher unsympathisch, was ihn aber, wenn man seine Rolle in der Familie betrachtet, nur natürlicher scheinen lässt und im Laufe des Buches versteht man ihn immer besser und er reiht sich nahtlos in die Reihe liebevoll gezeichneter, sympathischer Figuren ein. Ich lese "The Grand Sophy", dt. Titel "Die drei Ehen der Grand Sophy", immer wieder gerne und kann es nur uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen! Besonders gut auch für Leute geeignet, die zwar die Regency-Romane mögene, mit einer TSTL-Heldin nicht sehr viel anfangen können ;)