When the eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the Beauty of the Winwood Family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans ... Fo over fifty years until her death in 1974, Georgette Heyer was the undisputed queen of historical romantic fiction, and the The Convenient Marriage shows why she configures to be loved by a huge readership to this day.
"It is utterly delightful, all of it, and I am going to be sharing Heyer novels from now on with anyone I know who is in need of a pick-me up." Guardian Book Blog
Georgette Heyer, geboren am 16. August 1902, schrieb mit siebzehn Jahren ihren ersten Roman, der zwei Jahre später veröffentlicht wurde. Seit dieser Zeit hat sie eine lange Reihe charmant unterhaltender Bücher verfaßt, die weit über die Grenzen Englands hinaus Widerhall fanden. Sie starb am 5. Juli 1974 in London.
"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