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The Corinthian

ISBN: 9781402217692

By: Georgette Heyer

Published: 06/02/2009

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"A writer of great wit and style...I've read her books to ragged shreds."—Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph A daring escape Penelope Creed will do anything to avoid marrying her repulsive cousin. Dressed in boy's clothing, she's fleeing from London when she's discovered by Sir Richard Wyndham, himself on the verge of the most momentous decision of his life. And a heroic rescue When Sir Richard encounters the lovely young fugitive, he knows he can't allow her to travel to the countryside all alone, so he offers himself as her protector. As it happens, at that very moment Sir Richard could use an escape of his own... What Readers Say: "Marvelous screwball comedy and great romance!" "Light–hearted and fun, full of adventure and misadventure. But it is Heyer's style, much reminiscent of Jane Austen's, yet more colorful and engaging, that makes this book truly delightful." "A sprightly handful of a heroine, an amused grey–eyed hero, and a colorful and diverse group of supporting characters...throw in a road trip, a murder over stolen jewels, and a mystery, and there's a little something for everyone." "Triumphantly good...Georgette Heyer is unbeatable."—India Knight, Sunday Telegraph "Her books sparkle with wit and style."—Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Georgette Heyer

The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success. Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.

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The company, ushered by a disapproving butler into the yellow saloon of Sir Richard Wyndham’s house in St James’s Square, comprised two ladies and one reluctant gentle

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“Superbly written, with an undercurrent of humor throughout, THE CORINTHIAN is a sheer joy to read.” - The Long and Short of It Reviews

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5.25 in
Weight: 11.44 oz
Page Count: 272 pages

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