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Pistols For Two Favourites as I m rereading 1st Nov 2015 The Duel loved it I do find it funny how the girl implores a stranger to convince a man not to kill her brother in a duel The best part is when the man gets hit Hazard oh yes haha humourous and adorable, a guy waking up hungover devilishly aware when he realises where he is that he s eloping when already engaged My 33rd Georgette Heyer Pistols for Two while Tom and Jack s courtship of the same girl started out on friendly terms, the situation quickly deteriorates and enters dangerous territory 3 stars A Clandestine Affair Miss Tresillian is shocked to discover that her niece has fallen in love with the nephew of her jilted ex fiance but when an elopement is about to happen, the two must unite forces 3 stars Bath Miss Sir Charles falls into a trap set up by his mother and aunt, so he m My 33rd Georgette Heyer Pistols for Two while Tom and Jack s courtship of the same girl started out on friendly terms, the situation quickly deteriorates and enters dangerous territory 3 stars A Clandestine Affair Miss Tresillian is shocked to discover that her niece has fallen in love with the nephew of her jilted ex fiance but when an elopement is about to happen, the two must unite forces 3 stars Bath Miss Sir Charles falls into a trap set up by his mother and aunt, so he must now pick up Miss Anne from boarding school 3 stars Pink Domino Giles is trying to prevent his sister from making a disadvantageous marriage while on a mission to find the girl who stole his heart 3 stars A Husband for Fanny Fanny has scrapped all her life in order to give her daughter a London season, but she finds herself falling in love with her daughter s suitor 3 stars To Have the Honour Alan has returned from war to find his family estate in ruins and his only salvation is to marry his cousin Hetty 3 stars Night at the Inn on his way back from Lisbon, Mr Cranbrook meets Miss Gateshead in an inn where odd things are afoot 2 stars The Duel on the eve of his duel, Lord Rotherfield finds his adversary s sister in his house, trying to prevent desaster 3 stars Hazard Helen s brother has just lost her hand in marriage in a game of cards to the very drunk Lord Carlington, who wants to set off for Gretna Green as soon as possible 3 stars Snowdrift on his was to Bath via the stage coach, Sir Julian meets Miss Trent who is on her way to win a fortune 3 stars Full Moon on his way to visit family friends, Lord Stavely meets a young man who is determined to elope with the fiance Lord Stavely was unaware he had 3 stars So the thing about Georgette Heyer s romances is this I like them, but I have to space the fuckers out She s really only got like eight characters, and only two kinds of romantic heroes the scandalous rake, usually lots older than the heroine, and the rarer dandy , and her stories all seem to follow the same beats, so if I go straight from one Heyer romance to another, it s impossible to ignore the creative recycling, which I can only bear if I can ignore it I had the same sort of problem wi So the thing about Georgette Heyer s romances is this I like them, but I have to space the fuckers out She s really only got like eight characters, and only two kinds of romantic heroes the scandalous rake, usually lots older than the heroine, and the rarer dandy , and her stories all seem to follow the same beats, so if I go straight from one Heyer romance to another, it s impossible to ignore the creative recycling, which I can only bear if I can ignore it I had the same sort of problem with Pistols for Two, a collection of eleven short stories rushing through the book in one go was probably the worst thing I could have done Don t get me wrong Heyer is consistently entertaining and frequently amusing, and I enjoyed nearly all the stories in this collection But they re so very predictable, and so many of them are so very much alike oh, my goodness, so many ill tempered rakes in their mid thirties falling desperately in love with teenage ingenues who have fallen into dire straits Is it any surprise my favorite story is the one in which the middle aged rake proposes to a middle aged widow who is in no danger at all that they start to blend together by the end of it all Of course, being short stories and not, as you might suppose, novels, this collection is rather bereft of the improbable subplots, the cast of wacky supporting characters, and the complicated hijinks of a full on Heyer novel, which is a bit of a shame I like Heyer s romances, but I love her sense of humor, and you don t get much of that here All the absurdities and the wit have been pared down or outright disposed of in order to streamline the plot, and without the comedy without that enormous supporting cast to liven things up it isn t really the same.Favorite stories A Husband for Fanny, in which the widow Wingham nearly gives up everything to see her daughter married well, To Have the Honour, in which the hero is a well intentioned doofus and also not fifteen years older than the heroine I don t have a problem with age differences and actually rather like them in fiction most of the time, but seriously, enough is enough, Heyer , and The Duel, in which there is a twist I genuinely did not see coming, though I think that sto do with the fact that I m an idiot than anything else I m also rather fond of the title story, Pistols for Two, which is surprisingly and delightfully slashy 2.5 stars Very Short Stories from Georgette HeyerThese stories were very short.They didn t make enough of an impression on me to be memorable or for me to wish to reread them as I do some of her novels that are my favorites.March 2017 Georgette Heyer group BOTM Whenever I need a Georgette Heyer fixs but don t have time for a full novel, I grab this delightful collection of short stories Of course GH is at her best when there is time to develop her characters and all the wonderful side plots, so a short story will never show her at her best But it is fun to see her toying with ideas and characters she has either abandoned in earlier books or want to explore before reusing in later books It is amazing how many plans for Gretna Green there can be in on Whenever I need a Georgette Heyer fixs but don t have time for a full novel, I grab this delightful collection of short stories Of course GH is at her best when there is time to develop her characters and all the wonderful side plots, so a short story will never show her at her best But it is fun to see her toying with ideas and characters she has either abandoned in earlier books or want to explore before reusing in later books It is amazing how many plans for Gretna Green there can be in one book A lot of the stories are on the road, which makes it a perfect read for travelling It is hard for me to choose a favourite but the ones I most often return to is A Husband for Fanny, The Duel and Hazard 3.5 stars.Heyer has a small pot from which she collects her characters The humble, witty spinster with laughing eyes the naive, big eyed waif the sporty, devil take it Corinthian usually swarthy the handsome, hiding hidden depths Dandy, the young bucks and the prone to spasms, overwrought mother.Basically, Pistols for Two is a mix and match collection But what keeps Heyer from seeming too formulaic is her skill with a well placed plot twist In Hazard, a gentleman wakes up hungover i 3.5 stars.Heyer has a small pot from which she collects her characters The humble, witty spinster with laughing eyes the naive, big eyed waif the sporty, devil take it Corinthian usually swarthy the handsome, hiding hidden depths Dandy, the young bucks and the prone to spasms, overwrought mother.Basically, Pistols for Two is a mix and match collection But what keeps Heyer from seeming too formulaic is her skill with a well placed plot twist In Hazard, a gentleman wakes up hungover in the middle of his own elopement, only to encounter the fiancee he wasn t eloping with but there sIn The Duel, a young lady is attempting to appeal to the man who is to duel with her brother when she inadvertently ends up in the home of a handsome stranger but that s not all Half the fun I had was trying to pick the hero and heroine out of the line ups of characters not difficult , and then attempting to figure out the twistsdifficult and then seeing if I was right Favorites of the lot The Duel , A Husband for Fanny Pink Domino , To Have the Honour , Hazard A must read for any Georgette Heyer fan. Disclaimer Anyone but HER and this book would probably garner 3 stars A collection of short stories by Georgette Heyer.I found the titular story miserably boring It is the sole reason I haven t gotten to this volume before Once I passed it, the stories weren t so bad I enjoyed some, particularly Hazard A widow makes an appearance in another one, which represented a welcome break from the ever present 19 year old heroines fluttering about Elopements, Gretna Green, and Heyer heroes pepper t Disclaimer Anyone but HER and this book would probably garner 3 stars A collection of short stories by Georgette Heyer.I found the titular story miserably boring It is the sole reason I haven t gotten to this volume before Once I passed it, the stories weren t so bad I enjoyed some, particularly Hazard A widow makes an appearance in another one, which represented a welcome break from the ever present 19 year old heroines fluttering about Elopements, Gretna Green, and Heyer heroes pepper the stories and eventually blur them together If you like Heyer, this is a pleasant stroll It contains a few gems Unfortunately, it also feels rather paint by numbers The same personalities emerge not just from her other books but from the other stories within the volume Almost all female characters fall into her younger female category and I just don t like them as much I also felt a little concerned for how many of them met the Heyer hero and then were talking engagement Not much development I think I d still buy this one There is creativity in it Just not as much new as I d hoped This was the best book of short stories Georgette Heyer has the best way of pulling you in right from the beginning and letting you unwrap the characters one at a time Then you are allowed to see them as their story unfolds in a clear and usually funny well scripted manner This book was no different It was a joy to read from the first page I wantGeorgette Heyer She was just brilliant There are real people captured in her words and they are so full of life and witty What a joy to rea This was the best book of short stories Georgette Heyer has the best way of pulling you in right from the beginning and letting you unwrap the characters one at a time Then you are allowed to see them as their story unfolds in a clear and usually funny well scripted manner This book was no different It was a joy to read from the first page I wantGeorgette Heyer She was just brilliant There are real people captured in her words and they are so full of life and witty What a joy to read Affairs Of Honour Between Bucks And Blades, Rakes And Rascals And Affairs Of The Heart Between Heirs And Orphans, Beauties And Bachelors Romance, Intrigue, Escapades And Duels At Dawn All The Gallantry, Villainy And Elegance Of The Age That Georgette Heyer Has So Triumphantly Made Her Own Are Exquisitely Revived In These Eleven Stories Of The RegencyGeorgette Heyer S Historical Accuracy And Eye For A Wonderful Story Of Romance Is Unequalled, And In Pistols For Two We Can See The Skills Which Won Her A Devoted Audience That Continues To This DayStories In The Book Pistols For TwoA Clandestine AffairBath MissPink DominoA Husband For FannyTo Have The HonourNight At The InnThe DuelHazardSnowdriftFull Moon


About the Author: Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer Rougier later became a barrister and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity She made no appearances, never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin.Her Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by Jane Austen While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer s greatest asset.Heyer remains a popular and much loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance.


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