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Georgette Heyer Biography - Jennifer Kloester

Paperback Published: 20th June 2013
ISBN: 9780099553281
Number Of Pages: 480

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Jennifer Kloester is the foremost expert on Georgette Heyer. A professional writer for more than a decade, Jennifer was granted unlimited access to Georgette Heyer's private papers by her son, Sir Richard Rougier. She has also had exclusive access to the newly-discovered archives of Georgette Heyer's early letters. Meticulously researched, Jennifer's groundbreaking biography provides a wealth of new and intriguing insights into one of the world's most reclusive bestselling authors. Jennifer has travelled widely researching Georgette Heyer's life and writing and is a sought-after speaker on Heyer and the Regency. Jennifer is also the author of Georgette Heyer's Regency World, a companion to the Georgette Heyer novels. She lives in Melbourne, Australia.

About the Author

During the extensive study and research of Georgette Heyer's work for her Ph. D thesis, Jennifer Kloester had access to Heyer's private papers and other information made available through the generosity of Georgette Heyer's son and, as a result has discovered a wealth of new material on a person who is known to be an immensely private writer.

Industry Reviews

"An engaging portrait of a novelist beloved of four generations. A must for those wishing to explore the life of the queen of Regency romance." * Daily Express, 4/5 stars *
"All lovers of the great Heyer, inventor of the Regency Romance, will love this superb biography of a very private woman." * Saga magazine *
"Jennifer Kloester's book is an exhaustive and detailed biography which is quite as gripping as The Regency Buck or The Corinthian. Recognition at last." * Country Life *
"This should be read on creative-writing courses everywhere." * Sunday Times *
"A compelling study of a fascinating life. Jennifer Kloester has opened the door on one of the most private literary icons of the past century, one whose works made and continue to make a lasting impression on readers worldwide. Meticulously researched and supported, Kloester's study is both sympathetic and exact, and paints a finely detailed portrait of the woman behind the books. An engaging, intriguing, absorbing read - history is rarely this entertaining!" -- Stephanie Laurens, #1 New York Times bestselling historical romance author

Brilliant biography of a great writer

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This is a terrific and very well-researched biography of an under-rated author.

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ISBN: 9780099553281
ISBN-10: 0099553287
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 20th June 2013
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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Georgette Heyer

About the Author


Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, making the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Famous for her historical novels, she also wrote twelve highly acclaimed mystery novels. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.

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