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Georgette Heyer (August 16 1902 - July 4 1974, pictured left) was an amazingly prolific writer who created the Regency England genre of romance novels.
Heyer made very well-researched historical fiction, full of all you could ever want: romance, fashion, upper classes, cross-dressing, arranged marriages, murder, intrigue, cant language, sarcasm and humour!
Walk into any second-hand bookshop and they will know her name and may even know that she wrote her third book under the pseudonym of Stella Martin. In fact, you usually find that many people have read at least one of her books. So just why do so many people enjoy her books? Read this book & judge for yourself!

A Dangerously Bored Duke . . .
Enormously wealthy, scrupulously mannered and suffocatingly confined by his title, the young Duke of Sale -- known to friends as Gilly -- longed for a spot of true excitement. So when his cousin found himself in quite a pickle -- a beautiful country girl claimed Gideon had proposed! -- Gilly delightfully took it upon himself to remedy the situation. But his secret foray into the countryside was fraught with danger as well as thrills. For scandal, kidnapping and true love were never part of his plan . . .
Quickly, he becomes entangled in an exhilarating adventure, and, with two rather troublesome dependents in tow, finds that he needs all his wits about him to manage the extraordinary circumstances into which he’s been thrust.
What fun this is! It is truly an old-style romance, by which I mean an adventure tale with sinister villains, daring kidnappings, a beautiful damsel, and the appropriate comic relief.

This copy of 'The Foundling' was published by William Heinemann Ltd. London in 1948 (making it a First Edition) & printed at The Windmill Press, Surrey. It measures 19x13x2.5cm with 432 pages, all present, intact & tightly bound in a terracotta cloth hardback with gilt titling to spine & the initials G H embossed on the front. In great vintage condition, just some foxing to end pages. A great read or a great gift.
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Vintage First Edition Book 'The Foundling' Georgette Heyer 1948 Historical Romance Terracotta Coloured Cover


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: paper, ink
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