The Toll-Gate is a Regency novel by Georgette Heyer, which takes place in 1817.
The Toll-Gate is a Regency novel by Georgette Heyer, which takes place in 1817. Unlike many of Heyer's historical novels which concentrate on a plucky heroine, this one follows the adventures of a male main character, an ex-captain in the British Army who has returned from the Peninsular War and finds life as a civilian rather dull
THE Sixth Earl of Saltash glanced round the immense dining-table, and was conscious of a glow of satisfaction.
The Fifth Earl had been a Public Man. It was otherwise with his son, who had neither the desire nor the ability to fill a great office.
The flavor of this book is similar to Georgette Heyer's The Reluctant Widow, I'm not going to say why as it'd give everything away, but if you liked that one, I'd try this. The Toll-Gate is better IMO). PG for some violence, shooting which incidentally cracks several stalactites, and kills a person.
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This Regency romance by Georgette Heyer employs a great deal of flash-patter slang, which apparently actually originated in. .Heyer provides no glossary for this slang, but it’s easy enough to get the gist of the dialogue
This Regency romance by Georgette Heyer employs a great deal of flash-patter slang, which apparently actually originated in Derbyshire, a county in the East Midlands of England and the setting for this novel. Heyer provides no glossary for this slang, but it’s easy enough to get the gist of the dialogue. I also remembered some from the books by Lyndsay Faye set in 19th Century New York, where flash patter was the street argot of the era, especially because Faye did include a glossary with her books.
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Random House, 28 февр
Random House, 28 февр. Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, making the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.
Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. The Toll-Gate was published in 1954, when Georgette Heyer was at the peak of her powers as a writer, and it shows. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. The hundreds of how-to books on writing generally pick one perfect story and use it as a template for study.
Tell us about these books. The Toll-Gate (1955) by Georgette Heyer. It’s more of a comedy-thriller romp set in the past – and I thoroughly enjoyed it.