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<p>"A wonderful entertaining biography—a readable and lively account of this beloved writer."—Eloisa James, #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author</p> <p>"Required reading for all lovers of Regency novels."—Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author of <em>No Longer a Gentleman</em></p> <p>"A superb portrayal of one of my all-time favorite writers."—Anne Gracie, award-winning author of <em>Bride By Mistake</em></p> <p>"An engaging, intriguing, absorbing, read!"—Stephanie Laurens, #1 <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author</p> <p><strong>Who was the real Georgette Heyer?</strong></p> <p>Georgette Heyer famously said, <em>"I am to be found in my work."</em></p> <p>Who was this amazing writer who was so secretive about her personal life that she never gave an interview? Where did she get her ideas? Were there real-life models for her ultra-manly heroes, independent-minded heroines, irascible guardians, and clever villains? What motivated her to build a Regency world so intricately researched that readers want to escape there again and again?</p> <p> Heyer's Regency romances, historical novels, and mysteries have surprised and delighted millions of readers for decades, while the woman behind the stories has stayed hidden...Until now!</p> <p> With unprecedented, exclusive access to Heyer's notebooks, papers, and early letters, Jennifer Kloester uncovers both the complex life of a private woman and a masterful writer's craft that will forever resonate in literature and beyond.</p> <p><strong>Praise for Georgette Heyer's Regency World:</strong></p> <p>"Meticulously researched yet splendidly entertaining ... a must-have."—<em>Publishers Weekly</em> Starred Review<br> "Detailed, informative, impressively researched. A Heyer lover writing for Heyer fans."—<em>Times Literary Supplement</em><br> "Kloester's lively book will delight died-in-the-wool Regency readers." —<em>Booklist</em></p>