Georgette Heyer: Meticulous craftswoman

The Tedettes Jane Austen Book Club have branched out into more Regency novels.  Now they are absorbing the novels of the Queen of Regency Romance, Georgette Heyer. They’re learning about their heroine from Jane Aiken Hodges biography.  It’s called  The Private World of Georgette Heyer  (Quotes from the Chivers 1984 edition). Hodge’s Foreword:  “She was ..Continue reading “Georgette Heyer: Meticulous craftswoman”

The Tedettes Discover The Georgette Heyer Heroes

Thrilled by Jane Austen’s novels, the Tedettes looked about for more books on the Regency. Their house (like every house, surely) turned out to be a treasure trove of novels by Georgette Heyer.  They also got their paws on Jane Aiken Hodges biography,  The Private World of Georgette Heyer  (Chivers 1984 edition). From this they learntContinue reading “The Tedettes Discover The Georgette Heyer Heroes”

BeeBear’s Concert

Our BeeBear trills at her very own socially distanced public concert. Our BeeBear loves to trill and humm and buzz and sing. Usually, when she is fluttering about parks and gardens, there is an appreciative audience. People having lunch, people dozing, doves and magpies picking up the melody. But what is a BeeBear to doContinue reading “BeeBear’s Concert”

‘I Must Keep My Own Style and Go My Own Way’: The Tedettes Jane Austen Bookclub

The Tedettes are thrilled to find a letter written by their heroine in 1815. The letter is addressed to the personal librarian of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Fancy having a personal librarian! The prince was the Regent. That means he was being the king even though he wasn’t. This can be baffling toContinue reading “‘I Must Keep My Own Style and Go My Own Way’: The Tedettes Jane Austen Bookclub”

Bernice Takes A Plunge, by Ann Harth

‘Bernice Peppercorn’s imagination fills her mind and her notebooks with adventure and intrigue‘ (From the back cover of Bernice Takes A Plunge.) When our Tedettes saw the cover of this book they just HAD to read it. On the back cover are some of their favourite words, ‘imagination’, ‘notebooks’, ‘adventure’ and ‘intrigue’; and on theContinue reading “Bernice Takes A Plunge, by Ann Harth”