Charity girl. by Georgette Heyer

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LC ClassificationsPZ3.H514 Ch3, PR6015.E795 Ch3
The Physical Object
Pagination253 p.
Number of Pages253
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Open LibraryOL5732816M
ISBN 100370014316
LC Control Number70543686

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Charity Girl is one of Georgette Heyer's later and lesser offerings, but I still found it a fairly amusing and engaging read. Thirty year old Viscount Ashley Desford, after getting chewed out by his ailing father for not getting married to Henrietta (Hetta) Silverdale, the neighbor his father picked out for him years ago ("I love her, but only like a sister," is Desford's excuse), takes off to /5.

"Charity Girl," a euphemism for a woman who has consensual sexual relations with a man, is an engrossing, compassionate and provocative novel, one which examines the consequences of repression dressed-up as national security.

In this light, Lowenthal has crafted a work that adroitly links the past to the present/5(51). This book is advertised as a Regency Romance. Very few of Georgette Heyer's Regency books are romances in the true sense, though usually the H and h end up together. Charity Girl is not one of my favourite books by Heyer.

It focuses, in part, /5(). Charity Girl examines one of the darkest periods in our history, when patriotic fervor and fear led to devastating consequences.

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From the PublisherBrand: Sourcebooks. Charity Girl lays bare an ugly part of our past, when the government exercised a questionable level of authority at the expense of its citizens’ rights.

The book casts long shadows and explores the most important, urgent questions of desire, freedom, and identity. ‎ 'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA 'I could mainline Heyer's Regency romances until the end of time and still not get bored Georgette Heyer is perfect lockdown escapism' INDIA KNIGHT _____.

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Charity Girl Georgette Heyer Snippet view - Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and they had one son together, Richard.

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In this book, you have a Viscount who saves the young Charity Steane from her life of drudgery in her aunt's household. There's also Henrietta Silverdale, Viscount Desford's best friend who gets involved with protecting Charity/5(5).

Book Club. Tan buckram w/rose lettering. Minor edgewear, tips of corners bumped. Text is clean, tight, white, no marks. DJ scuffed, wear head and heel. Interesting cover art by Barbosa. "My aunt said in future I should be called Charity," said Cherry Steane pathetically, "to keep me in mind of the fact that that is what I am- a charity girl.".

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Charity Girl is overly long and, unfortunately much more short on humor than, say Grand Sophy or Frederica or Venetia, Old Shades or Devil's Cub.

I even thought that it must have been an early book by the author and was very much surprised to learn that in fact it was one of the latest.

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Charity Girl is based on a little-known chapter in American history that saw fifteen thousand women across the nation incarcerated. Like When the Emperor Was Divine, Lowenthal’s poignant, provocative novel will leave readers moved – and astonished by the shameful facts that inspired it.

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KIRKUS REVIEW. Miss Heyer, in spite of her opulent output, is hardly at Point Non-Plus. This time Gretna Green is mentioned but once--when Lady Silverdale of the self-cosseting vapors, fears the worst, since pathetic little.

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Georgette Heyer (–) is one of the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, the creator of the Regency genre of romance fiction.

Her first novel, The Black Moth, published inwas written at the age of fifteen to amuse he. The characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious or are used fictitiously.

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During World War I, seventeen-year-old Frieda Mintz secures a job at a Boston department store .

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