Judith e Peregrine Taverner, una ricchissima coppia di fratelli da poco rimasta orfana, si mettono in viaggio per Londra per andare a conoscere il loro tutore e, sperano, per avere il suo consenso a mettere su casa in città. Al loro arrivo scoprono sconcertati che il loro tutore, il quinto conte di Worth, non è l'anziano amico del padre che avevano immaginato, ma il di lui figlio, noto per essere il dandy più affascinante e insopportabile di tutta Londra. Amico di Beau Brummell - il dandy per eccellenza, ispiratore del principe reggente, il futuro Giorgio IV - Julian Worth acconsente a introdurre in Società i suoi due protetti: affitta loro una casa, affida Judith alle cure di una chaperon, apre loro il bel mondo, ma... Ma tra i fratelli Taverner e il conte di Worth non riesce a svilupparsi simpatia, anzi da lì a poco a Peregrine cominciano a succedere cose strane e i due fratelli si chiedono se per caso non ci sia lo zampino di Worth.
- ISBN: 889691969X
- Casa Editrice: astoria
- Pagine: 360
- Data di uscita: 23-10-2013
So I feel the great Georgette Heyer Splurge winding down here ― a woman can only take so much of the constraints of Polite Society before she hares off and immerses herself in gory urban fantasies with kickass heroines ― but at least I'm ending on a high note here. Judith Tavener, age 20, and her bro Leggi tutto
In defence of Regency Buck I have, recently, in a Georgette Heyer forum here on GR briefly addressed the perplexing nature of the hatred Lord Worth gets in comparison with other Heyer heroes (and Judith too in comparison with other Heyer heroines), but would like to take the time here to speak more e Leggi tutto
With any other hero, I might consider this the best of Heyer. As it was, I was torn between hating Lord Worth and being swept up in the story. Judith Taverner and her younger, sillier brother Peregrine have been recently orphaned, and with spirited curiosity they decide to seek out their new guardian Leggi tutto
4.5 twinkling, sparkling stars! In my early days on the internet I was excited to find a Georgette Heyer message board. I didn't last long there as most of the posters hated Regency Buck & loved Lady of Quality! While Regency Bucks has it's flaws, my memory of Lady of Quality is (view spoiler) [that it was a reworki (hide spoiler)] Leggi tutto
The one where our heroine and her silly brother discover, upon their father’s death, that their new guardian is the sardonic Lord Worth. And then everyone gets into social scrapes. Almost, but decidedly no. The heroine here is almost my favorite kind of Heyer girl – witty, perceptive, cleverer than t Leggi tutto
look at that hilariously uninterested, put-upon expression on the heroine's face. the cover illustration really gets her. the Regency Buck in question is Peregrine Taverner, heir to a fortune, feckless and prone to gambling and sport and falling quickly in love, and prey to a number of circumstances Leggi tutto
3.5*** Different to what I usually read and I did enjoy it (I found it a bit slow for the first 100 pages however). Due to the time period (I’m assuming that’s why), I found the (very few) threats of violence off-putting in domestic situations between man and woman, which was more ‘normal’ at this ti Leggi tutto
3.5 stars. Reread for the January group read for the Georgette Heyer Fans group on GR. We are attempting to read all of Ms Heyer's Regencies in the order in which they were written. This is #1 - first published in 1935 - eep! And yes, it is a little dated. This was never one of my top favourite Heyer Leggi tutto
Judith and Perry ride to London to rock out, and on the way they have a misadventure that ends with Judith getting her face kissed off by a grabby stranger. Once in London, they realize that the grabby stranger is actually their guardian! SCANDALOUS HORRORS. And what follows is an over-detailed coll Leggi tutto
This is Georgette Heyer's first Regency romance, and has seen its fair share of criticism - particularly of its hero, the fifth Earl of Worth, Julian Audley. The beautiful heiress, Judith Taverner, and her brother Sir Peregrine, are on their way to London in search of their guardian, when they chanc Leggi tutto
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