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These Old Shades


These Old Shades

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    Georgette Heyer(Author) Cornelius Garrett(Narrator)
Under the reign of Louis XV, corruption and intrigue have been allowed to blossom in France, and Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon and proud of his soubriquet 'Satanas', flourishes as well. Then, from a dark Parisian back alley, he plucks L-on, a red-headed urchin with strangely familiar looks, just in time for his long over-due schemes of revenge on the Comte de St. Vire. Among the splendours of Versailles and the dignified mansions of England, Justin begins to unfold his sinister plans -- until, that is, Leon becomes the ravishing beauty Leonie ...

Yet again Georgette Heyer shows the qualities that made her one of the most successful and best-loved romantic novelists of her age, and why her popularity endures to this day.

"My favourite historical novelist, stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours" (Margaret Drabble)"Sparkling" (The Independent) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • By Georgette on 9 August 2017

    I was delighted to find this georgette heyer title on kindle.I have read all the regency novels by georgette but i think this is her best ,It centres on Leonie [ who is captivating throughout ] who has been switched at birth from an aristocratic family to a poor one ] She is rescued from the back streets of Paris by the Duke of Avon [another great character ] and we witness her emergence into high society and her blossoming romance with the Duke of Avon.I have read this book so many times because i love it and i never get tired of reading it.I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who likes historical romances

  • By Guest on 11 September 2017

    I love this story I first read it in 1970s, it is full of action, I have to read every single word unlike some books where I skip pages. This story is extremely different set in a period when men were quite ridiculous, dressed in fancy colourful clothes, powered their hair and faces, gambled and had affairs. It has an exciting plot and you are gripped by suspense wondering whatever is going to happen next. This story has a more fulfilling conclusion than GHs other books.

  • By Mac_Anne on 6 August 2017

    A real old favouriteHave not read any Georgette Heyer for a long time and when I saw this knew I wanted to reacquaint myself with these tales this is the first one I have reread and it's wonderful and I am hooked, Have just finished reading this and I am now going to read some more of the booksThe story is as witty and as fresh as when I first read it years ago

  • By Gadgetfreek on 29 May 2017

    I love all Georgette Heyer stories but this is truly the best. A true romance with her special touch of humour. From the first to the last page a pure delight.

  • By SWL Strickland on 3 May 2017

    As good as ever, great fun, well written.

  • By Guest on 15 August 2017

    an old favourite

  • By kate on 27 August 2017

    Loved it and couldn't put it down.

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