Welcome to the virtual Heyer tea party! Since we could only fit so many around the table in Scottsdale– and there are pesky little things like geographical constraints– I wanted to expand the party so everyone could attend.
The tea leaves are steeping, the silver strainer is placed carefully over the cup…. Mmm. Smell that steam. Milk? Sugar?
We’re all ready now, yes? It’s time to play the Pick that Heyer game. Take a restorative sip of tea, snatch a quick bite of scone (mind the clotted cream! it’s slipping!), and now here’s the question, just as it will be on Friday:
Which is your favorite Georgette Heyer novel?
You may quote lines or refer to specific characters and scenes to support your choices.
To make this more fun, I’ll be choosing two people at random (no reflection on your Heyer choices, I promise) to receive advance copies of The Mischief of the Mistletoe. Winners will be announced on Monday– although I imagine the tea will have gone cold by then. You might want to refresh the pot.
Me? Ooops, sorry, just taking a quick sip there. I’d have to go with Arabella, Regency Buck, or The Nonesuch.
The Nonesuch won my heart, not just because it was my very first Heyer (although who doesn’t have a special place for her first?), but for the brilliant line where the sensible Ancilla, having vowed to think no more about Sir Waldo, proceeds to spend the night doing just that.
As for Regency Buck, Lord Worth’s masterful control of every situation he encounters– until he meets Judith Taverner–makes him one of my favorite Heyer heroes.
And then there’s Arabella. Oh, Ulysses. Need I say more?