Georgette Heyer wrote The Black Moth, her first novel, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother.
Jack Carstares, the Earl of Wyncham, sacrificed his honour for his brother and went into exile. Returning to England seven years later, Jack pretends to be a gentleman named Sir Anthony Ferndale, making his living as a highwayman and a gambler. When Jack encounters his nemesis, the Duke of Andover, in the midst of kidnapping Diana Beauleigh, the two old enemies come to blows.
‘One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer’s books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen’s’ Joanne Harris
‘Georgette Heyer is second to none’ Sunday Times
Yes, Yes, Sir Jasper!
I am a Georgette Heyer fan. There. In the full knowledge that many, probably most, of those who consider themselves serious readers will react to such a statement with a disdainful curl of the lip,...Read more