These Old Shades – Georgette Heyer


The most wonderfully written books, ever! There is just something about Georgette Heyer and her style of writing. The perfect heroes, stoic, strong, chivalrous, honorable… heroes who demand your full attention and get it! 🙂

The wit, the gallantry and the emotions, the writer manages to encompass it all!

My all time favourite (though simply adore all the ones I’ve read!) is These Old Shades. The Duke of Avon who calmly gets his way and rightly so! The second part Devil’s Cub, is also a must read.

These are some quotes from the book:

“Remind me one day to teach you how to achieve a sneer, Hugh. Yours is too pronounced, and thus but a grimace. It should be but a faint curl of the lips.”

“My house seems remarkably full of people,” he observed. “Is it possible we were expected.”

“Wonderful!” said the Duke. “We progress!”
“We…? Progress? You said we? Progress?”
“It seems I erred,” Avon sighed. “We remain at the same place.”

“Monseigneur, I have killed you! You are dead! You are dead!”
You display an unseemly joy,” he remarked. “I had no notion you were so bloodthirsty.”

“A certain cynicism, born of the life she has led; a streak of strange wisdom; the wistfulness behind the gaiety; sometimes fear; and nearly always the memory of loneliness that hurts the soul.”

Day 27 NaBloPoMo/NanoPoblano/YeahNoMo

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