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Jennifer Kloester has authored a MUST READ reference book for any avid Georgette Heyer or Regency period fans In Georgette Heyer s Regency World Kloester covers a wide range of information pertaining to the Regency period from deciphering the convoluted social class order of the day wowza , to what they wore, where and what they ate, where they shopped, the daily life of regency men and women, and my favorite, the hottest entertainment destinations to see and be seen Also included is a who Jennifer Kloester has authored a MUST READ reference book for any avid Georgette Heyer or Regency period fans In Georgette Heyer s Regency World Kloester covers a wide range of information pertaining to the Regency period from deciphering the convoluted social class order of the day wowza , to what they wore, where and what they ate, where they shopped, the daily life of regency men and women, and my favorite, the hottest entertainment destinations to see and be seen Also included is a who s who in the Regency, a chapter that gives a small bio of the big players of the day, a list of newspapers and magazines that were being printed, a timeline of the Regency period and a bibliography of Heyer s novels One thing I really enjoyed was the way the author referenced scenes from Heyer novels that directly tie in with what she is discussing I thought that really brought a lot to the book and showcases the author s meticulous research For example Executing steps such as the chasse, jette, coupe, balote, glissade or the pas de basque with elegance and grace required a high degree of skill Marianne Bolderwood at her first ball in The Quiet Gentleman found that she had to concentrate carefully on the steps of the quadrille, while her partner, Gervase, executed even the most difficult steps with considerable grace What s great about this book is that you can either read it all the way through or just pick it a chapter or subject at a time, whatever tickles your fancy that day or if you re reading a book and come upon something you would like to have explained Kloester has obviously done her homework, and I feel that I m walking away knowing a LOTabout the Regency period than I did before and it s also renewed my love for Georgette Heyer Passages to the Past highly recommends A few weeks ago, as I was browsing the Romance shelves at one of my local Barnes b Jane Austen s novels c Regency romances d the Regency era for any A few weeks ago, as I was browsing the Romance shelves at one of my local Barnes Noble stores, I spied a few copies of Georgette Heyer s Regency World, which I immediately scooped up I could have used it for some of my Jane Austen related research, since it includes quite a lot of useful information about the customs, manners, fashions, and practices of the time period.If you are a fan of a Georgette Heyer s books b Jane Austen s novels c Regency romances d the Regency era for any reason and or e all of the above, this book is for you If you are planning on writing a Regency novel, I daresay this is a resource you will be exceeding glad to have in your arsenal.There are chapters about society housing town vs country how men lived and were expected to behave what women were taught and what sort conduct was expected of them including what constituted an auspicious marriage information about the Seasons in London Big and Little , including information on Almack s and a separate chapter about the pleasure haunts of London scandalous the fashionable resorts the modes of transportation of the time clothing of the time period shopping, with a focus on particular haberdashers of note food Good Lord, what they ateSport for men, which includes talk of boxing, racing, gambling and even one hesitates to mention such an illegality duelling business and the military and the royal family There are useful appendices including common Regency terms, newspapers, books mentioned in Heyer s novels, plus threeappendices that provide a timeline, a list of further Regency resources and information on Heyer s novels.The book contains absolutely charming pen and ink illustrations by Graeme Tavendale, many of which are his adaptations of the sketches of Regency artists such as George Cruikshank, John Nash, Hugh Thomson andWhile not all of them are absolutely necessary, they are all delightful additions to the package as a whole, and are in some cases indispensable to understanding the text as with the illustrations of certain conveyances, such as a barouche, a phaeton, etcHighly recommended for Regency fans of all ilks This is closer to 3.5 stars As a companion to Heyer s novels, it s invaluable Kloester makes frequent references to characters and events from the books when she s discussing aspects of Regency society, and I think the only way it could beuseful in that respect is if there were some sort of index so you could look up facts in reverse though this would be a truly major endeavor and probably better suited to a database She s also got an extensive list of recommendations for further read This is closer to 3.5 stars As a companion to Heyer s novels, it s invaluable Kloester makes frequent references to characters and events from the books when she s discussing aspects of Regency society, and I think the only way it could beuseful in that respect is if there were some sort of index so you could look up facts in reverse though this would be a truly major endeavor and probably better suited to a database She s also got an extensive list of recommendations for further reading What I wasn t fond of was that she said she d written her thesis on Georgette Heyer and had access to all these letters and research Heyer did, and I wish she d usedof that in her book It s a popular rather than scholarly text, and I suppose I shouldn t fault the book for being something it isn t, but I was still a little disappointed If you re looking for actual research on the Regency era, pick this book up and use the recommended reading list at the end If you want something to help you understand some of thearcane aspects of Heyer s novels, this will be perfect for you This book is a quick, glancing look at life during the Regency, complete with lots and lots of references to the books written by Heyer So if you read Heyer and had questions this is the book for you, probably Maybe 1 Ultimately, this was adequate It doesn t provide quite the depth I would have liked, and it spends too much time referencing books rather than referencing Heyer s allegedly deep pile of reference materials It felt like the sight seers guide to Heyer rather than a tour of the This book is a quick, glancing look at life during the Regency, complete with lots and lots of references to the books written by Heyer So if you read Heyer and had questions this is the book for you, probably Maybe 1 Ultimately, this was adequate It doesn t provide quite the depth I would have liked, and it spends too much time referencing books rather than referencing Heyer s allegedly deep pile of reference materials It felt like the sight seers guide to Heyer rather than a tour of the Regency era, which was slightly disappointing for me, the loud mouthed romance reader in the back 2 This was also just not well written And I mean that in a completely superficial way because the information is fine but the presentation is kind ofrepetitious and cyclical and lazy Information is repeated in multiple sections and there are places where the categories are rather poorly organized so the text seems to jump from topic to topic only to circle back and it s just a mess Much like this sentence 3 The descriptions would have been farhandy with additional illustrations 4 I m picky and cranky and this just didn t do it for me, I guess Read in one sitting at my local Borders today DInteresting compendium of everything regency, especially as it relates to Georgette Heyer s novels A good reference companion book, but probably best for people who don t know all the in s and out s of this fascinating time period.Glad to say I knew most of this stuff already yes, I m bragging. This is a handy reference book for fans of Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen and the Regency era Each chapter covers an aspect of Regency society clothing, transportation, etiquette, health care andShe uses examples from Heyer s novels and appendices provide a list of slang words, biographies of Regency people and a timeline The book is illustrated with small line drawings done from 19th century illustrations The book could have benefited from full color or at least larger illustrations T This is a handy reference book for fans of Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen and the Regency era Each chapter covers an aspect of Regency society clothing, transportation, etiquette, health care andShe uses examples from Heyer s novels and appendices provide a list of slang words, biographies of Regency people and a timeline The book is illustrated with small line drawings done from 19th century illustrations The book could have benefited from full color or at least larger illustrations Though I knew most of the information included in the book from reading the novels and reading blogs, I found it useful and learned a few new things I especially liked the glossary, biographies and timeline.Despite a few historical inaccuracies, Jennifer Kloester nicely compiles all the information from Heyer s novels into one book I plan to keep this book on my night stand next time I read Heyer so I can look up what a tilbury looks like or the dates of events mentioned in the book, etc.I recommend this book primarily to first time Regency readers and not so much to the long time reader 3.5 stars very familiar territory for fans of Regency romances and mysteries, a fun compendium of popular history about all aspects of Regency life, mainly among the upper classes Kloester delivers a lot of interesting information in a breezy, informative style I read this nonfiction book with the Georgette Heyer Fans group here on GR some of our members felt the references to Heyer s books were incorrect, and thus made the rest of the information questionable, so I knocked off half a star 3.5 stars very familiar territory for fans of Regency romances and mysteries, a fun compendium of popular history about all aspects of Regency life, mainly among the upper classes Kloester delivers a lot of interesting information in a breezy, informative style I read this nonfiction book with the Georgette Heyer Fans group here on GR some of our members felt the references to Heyer s books were incorrect, and thus made the rest of the information questionable, so I knocked off half a star I found the book enjoyable otherwise, and learned a few things I had not come across, or was unclear about, in Heyer s novels and the several Regency era mystery series I ve read As one member pointed out, this book, and the line drawings of everything from carriages to bonnets to clothing styles, will be handy for visualizing those things mentioned when reading regency set books in the future If you enjoy Regency era romances, you will learn many interesting details from this book Although I love fiction, it s nice to know about some of facts of that era. {DOWNLOAD PDF} ⚣ Georgette Heyer's Regency World ⚸ A bestselling novelist since , Georgette Heyer is known across the world for her historical romances set in Regency England Millions of readers love the outrageous lifestyle, fashion and capricious escapades of the elegant bon ton, and no one has captured that world better than Georgette Heyer, with universally beloved novels such as Regency Buck, The Grand Sophy and Friday s Child Georgette Heyer s Regency World is the ultimate, definitive guide to Georgette Heyer s wonderful and enchanting realm her heroines, her villains and dashing heroes, the shops, clubs and towns they frequented, the parties and seasons they celebrated, how they ate, drank, dressed, socialized, shopped and drove An utterly delightful and fun read, beautifully illustrated and compelling in its historical detail, this is a must have for any Georgette Heyer fan Georgia and the Tycoon Georgette Heyer is known across the world for her historical romances set in Regency England Millions of readers love the outrageous lifestyle Home for Christmas fashion and capricious escapades of the elegant bon ton Claimed by the Desert Prince and no one has captured that world better than Georgette Heyer The Way Back with universally beloved novels such as Regency Buck His Pregnant Housekeeper The Grand Sophy and Friday s Child Georgette Heyer s Regency World is the ultimate Elemental Desire (Desire, definitive guide to Georgette Heyer s wonderful and enchanting realm her heroines Philosophical Papers, Volume I her villains and dashing heroes Bride of the Solway the shops Enmity clubs and towns they frequented Kidnapped for the Tycoons Baby the parties and seasons they celebrated Pride (Shifters, how they ate Pride drank Legacy of Secrets dressed Bound By Blackmail (Alcolar Family, socialized Half a King (Shattered Sea, shopped and drove An utterly delightful and fun read For the Love of Christmas beautifully illustrated and compelling in its historical detail Double Take this is a must have for any Georgette Heyer fan During her prolific fifty three year writing career, British author Georgette Heyer 1902 1974 wrote fifty six historical romance and detective fiction novels She was a pioneer in Regency romance, and is generally attributed by many for establishing the sub genre that is flourishing today Stylish, witty and historically accurate, her humorous plots and memorable characters serve as the benchmark for new Regency romance writers.In her lifetime Heyer publisher twenty six Regency era novels, man During her prolific fifty three year writing career, British author Georgette Heyer 1902 1974 wrote fifty six historical romance and detective fiction novels She was a pioneer in Regency romance, and is generally attributed by many for establishing the sub genre that is flourishing today Stylish, witty and historically accurate, her humorous plots and memorable characters serve as the benchmark for new Regency romance writers.In her lifetime Heyer publisher twenty six Regency era novels, many of which are again available in new editions by Sourcebooks and Harlequin Books Renowned for her historical detail, to read a Heyer Regency romance is to be truly entrenched in the bon ton lifestyle in England from 1811 to 1820 Even though readers can enjoy her novels without understanding the entire historical context or nuanced meanings behind social customs and colloquialisms of the time, it is evenentertaining if you do Georgette Heyer s Regency World The definitive guide to the people, places and society in Georgette Heyer s Regency novels, by Jennifer Kloester offers an incredible resource for Jane Austen fans, Georgette Heyer enthusiasts and Regency era novelists Here you will find detailed cultural information on the aristocrats and gentry that populate her drawing room comedies Learn the importance of social strata and the right connections, where to live in Town and the country, how to dress, eat and conduct yourself properly in polite society, where to shop for a fashionable frock, what type of carriage to tool down St James Street in, which pleasure haunts to frequent in London, and, most importantly, who to be seen with and who to avoid socially Also included are appendixes on de rigueur Regency era cant and common phrases that Heyer s characters frequently use, a very helpful historical timeline and other pertinent information What elevates this book beyond a collection of historical facts is its organization and that the author places many of Heyer s novels and characters in context to the categories and descriptions within the text For example, Hero the young and na ve bride in Friday s Child soon learns the importance of proper language when she asks her husband Lord Sheringham about his opera dancer and is quickly informed on the ways of the world by a brotherly friend Unbeknownst to Hero who had received a negligent upbringing, young ladies vocabulary was strictly regulated and a slip such as asking her husband about his mistress could ruin her reputation if the conversation had been overheard outside the family If you do not know what an opera dancer is or their reputation for becoming the mistresses of the bon ton, then you missed an important aspect of Hero s personality and Lord Sheringham s position in society The book is full of similarly helpful insights and I found myself learningabout Regency culture and developing a greater appreciation for Georgette Heyer s skill as a writer as the book progressed What a treasure Originally published in the UK in 2005 and reissued in 2008 by Arrow Books Random House UK , Georgette Heyer s Regency World is an import and not readily available in North American bookstores I purchased my edition from Paperbackshop US via Advanced Book Exchange, but I was happy to discover that Sourcebooks will be printing a new edition that will be available this August Gentle Readers, since Sourcebooks is re issuing it, we know it isthan worthy and the definitive guide to all things in Heyer s world.Laurel Ann, Austenprose