Today I'm featuring Powder and Patch, my most recent read, because everyone should read a little Georgette Heyer every now and then. I am also participating in two linkups - Book Beginnings and the Friday56
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice every Friday.
How it works is you...Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
Here's my P56
"Mr Bancroft and I had some slight difference in opinion which we settled in a wood. I was very easily worsted."
"You?" cried mademoiselle. "Impossible."
"On the contrary, bien aimee; I was, in those days , a very sorry spectacle, was I not , sir?"
"Not so long since," said Mr Bancroft.
BookBeginnings is a weekly meme, hosted by Rose City Reader. To participate, share the opening lines and your thoughts about a book you're reading, or about to.
If you searched among the downs in Sussex, somewhere between Midhurst and Brighthelmstone, inland a little, and nestling in modest seclusion between two waves of hills, you would find little Fittledean, a village around which three gentlemen built their homes.
I LOVE a good story, and here's the blurb from Goodreads.
Cleone Charteris's exquisite charms have made her the belle of the English countryside. But Cleone yearns for a husband who is refined, aristocratic and who is as skilled with his wit as he is with his dueling pistols.... Everything Philip Jettan is not. As much as she is attracted to the handsome squire, Cleone finds herself dismissing Philip and his rough mannerisms.
If you feel like immersing yourself in this world of wigs, pantaloons, with snuff boxes and hessian boots, you can't do better than to let the witty and wry Ms. Heyer be your guide.
What are you featuring? Leave me a comment and I'll visit you over the weekend.
I've never heard of this one before, but now I really want to check it out. :)
Check out my Friday 56 (With Book Beginnings).
This one is new to me as well. Thanks for sharing and enjoy!
Here's my 56: http://www.sharonsbooknook.com/2016/02/05/the-friday-56-death-wish/
I've never heard of this one either - I have to admit I haven't read much by Ms. Heyer...something I need to rectify. Here's my Friday meme
Doesn't sound like my kind of book, but I hope you are enjoying it.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes
Hi Bev! (I'm a Bev too!) Georgette Heyer is great. I love both her regency romances and her mystery novels. Here's my Friday Memes.
I am sure that I have read this one as I have read all of Heyer's romances but it isn't one of the ones that I re-read occasionally. I am spotlighting Hostile Witness by Leigh Adams this week. Happy reading!
I read this years ago and loved it! It's been so long since I've read any of her books. I definitely need to do a reread.
I just checked yours out. Looks amazing. I'd also missed this one when I was younger. Glad I found it.
Looks like our tastes are wildly different. Hope you enjoy yours, and happy weekend.
Love reading these kinds of books. I'll have to check it out. Have a great day!
What fun! Thanks for sharing and enjoy.
I haven't gotten to Georgette Heyer yet, but have every intention of doing so. I love British novels (and the names of English villages), and many readers have recommended Heyer to me.
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Sounds like an interesting read, I hope you're enjoying it! Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy reading!
I haven't read any Georgette Heyer books for many years, but as with many other of the 'classic' authors, such as Agatha Christie, it is sometimes good to return to a bygone way of language and storytelling, which helped to build the solid foundations of my childhood love for reading.
I am a bit of a geek when it comes to checking out random bits of information though, so I was a little disappointed to learn that whilst Brighthelmstone and Midhurst are indeed both in Sussex, Fittledean was in fact a small village in Wiltshire, quite some distance away ... I'm not splitting hairs here, simply making an observation :)
Thanks for the trip down memory lane and I hope that you enjoy the book :)
Doesn't sound like my kind of book but am glad you loved it!
It's great finding an author whose works you just click with. Hope you have a nice weekend!
Thanks for sharing. I hope you are having a good Saturday.
My Book Beginnings
I haven't yet ventured into Georgette Heyer territory but when I do, I'll be sure to come by and poke around in your archives and maybe ask you what to start with ... what should I start with??? :)
Thanks for sharing too, Sharon
How interesting - this book was lent to me by another Bev - who also loves Georgette Heyer! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks - yes I had also missed it. Your read looks good too.
Rereads of Georgette Heyer are very satisfying.
Yes they are fun
Pleasure, they are great, and short too.
Thanks for the visit. Yours looked good too.
Pleasure - have a great week
Wow - another geek. But I didnt go that far. That is slightly disappointing.
Thanks for the visit, Freda. Have a good week.
Too true - will stop by your site this week.
Thanks. I will stop by today. Have a great day
Oh no. I am not usually stuck for recommendations, but I honestly don't think that with Georgette Heyer it matters where you start.
My favourites recently have been A Civil Contract, April Lady and The Grand Sophy. The best is to pick them up at the library or second hand shops.
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