Georgette Heyer: Bath Tangle

The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena’s fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham — a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena … Expand

Regency Reader Questions: A Cheesy Question

  A Cheesy QuestionIn the c. 1832 publication, “Whom to Marry and How to Get Married…,” there is a description on pg 24 that implies that it is horrifyingly uncouth for a young lady to actually say “cheese.” (It’s also apparently uncouth to say “cabbage,” which should be referred to only as “greens.”) However, I have not found a single reference that says why it … Expand

Kasey Michaels: The Rambunctious Lady Royston

Part of her “Alphabet” Regencies, The Rambunctious Lady Royston may look a bit like a traditional Regency, but anachronisms and some steamier than standard scenes place this in the class of contemp hist-ro/Reg Rom. The Lady in question is very likable, high spirited, and loves to take adventures in her brother’s purloined breeches.  Her husband, a reformed rake suffering from ennui and thereby delighted by … Expand