This week marks the 107th anniversary of her birth (16 August), and to celebrate, we’re hosting a giveaway of rather epic proportions.Even if you don't win the books they're giving away, there are a few works by Heyer available free online:
The Black Moth
"Pursuit" - a short story.
"A Proposal to Cicely" - another short story, currently being serialised via Twitter, with the tweets then being archived at the site I've linked to.
A short biography of Heyer can be found in The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English. And for anyone who might be able to be in the Cambridge area in November there's:
- Jennifer Kloester: ‘The Life of Georgette Heyer’
- Jay Dixon: ‘Heyer and Place’
- Laura Vivanco: ‘”So educational!”, she said. “And quite unexceptionable.” The Nonesuch as Didactic Love Fiction.’
- Mary Joannou: ‘Heyer and Austen’
- Sam Rayner: ‘Publishing Heyer: Representing the Regency in Historical Romance’
- Kerstin Frank: ‘The Thermodynamics of Georgette Heyer: Variations on the Quest for Revitalisation’
- Catherine Johns: ‘Class and Breeding’
- Sarah Annes Brown: ‘Lady of Quality and Homosexual Panic’
- K. Elizabeth Spillman: ‘Cross Dressing and Disguise in Heyer’s Historical Romances’