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Saturday, May 7th, 2016
6:08 pm - Obscure & British Commentfest 2016

lost_spook


A multifandom commentfest for tiny to medium British fandoms of all kinds. All fanworks welcome. (Click on the banner for the link.)

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Saturday, May 16th, 2015
8:37 pm - Obscure & British Commentfest 2015

lost_spook


A multifandom commentfest for medium-tiny British fandoms of all kinds. All fanworks welcome. (Click on the banner for the link.)

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Sunday, May 18th, 2014
8:54 am - Obscure & British Commentfest 2014

lost_spook


A multifandom commentfest for medium-tiny British fandoms of all kinds. All fanworks welcome. (Click on the banner for the link to my LJ.)

current mood: determined

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Sunday, May 26th, 2013
6:02 pm - 31 Georgette Heyer text icons

lost_spook
Teaser:

 photo heyerundone_zps99ac3ef5.png  photo heyerbutton_zpsd7bb725f.png  photo heyergothick_zps4367230d.png


31x text icons here @ lost_spook

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013
2:23 pm - Obscure & British Comment Fest

lost_spook


A Multifandom comment fest for small to medium British fandoms. All and any fanworks welcome. Come and join in! (Click on the banner for the link.)

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
6:06 pm - Please, tell me all your thoughts on Heyer's romances.

kassia06
For my final assignment in my databases class, I'm making a database of Heyer romances. The idea behind it is that a user could search for books with a certain type of hero or heroine, or remind themselves which book is Black Sheep and which is Lady of Quality, or figure out which Heyer book to recommend to a friend who didn't like Sylvester but liked Venetia. It will include reader reviews, favorites, and least-favorites. No one will be seeing this information but my teacher, and in theory I could make it all up, but that's no fun.

Anyway, if you're reading this and you're in the mood to rhapsodize about Georgette Heyer, or you're in the mood to complain about how much of a jerk Sherry in Friday's Child is, please take a second to tell me some of your thoughts. You can just tell me your favorite book, or you can write a whole essay -- all information is good! I'm interested in hearing:

Favorite book(s): (feel free to add an estimate of how many times you've read 'em, if you can guess)
Least favorite book(s):
Favorite character(s):
Least favorite character(s):
Are there any Heyer books you liked at first but liked less on rereading? Any books you didn't like at first that have really grown on you?
And, for a bonus, which books do you get mixed up? I always get The Quiet Gentleman and Unknown Ajax confused.

Thanks so much!

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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
11:32 pm - E-book sale on Amazon and an anecdote

colliemommie

Backstory and public service announcement: Amazon has a number of Georgette Heyer novels, Georgians, Regencies, and mysteries on sale for under two dollars a piece.

These are the e-editions of the newest reissue and good quality. There doesn't seem to be rhyme or reason to which particular novels, but it's a wonderful deal.

I was excited enough about this when I was last in Pittsburgh that my mother ended up telling me to buy her a bunch for her kindle.

Today I get a voicemail saying something to the effect of "I'm reading my second one of those books you downloaded me and, Nic, what is it you like about these?!?"

Apparently she is not going to be a convert.


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Monday, September 26th, 2011
9:38 pm - 22x Georgette Heyer Text Icons

lost_spook
(Whoops, made these yesterday and forgot to post them to the most obvious place - here!)


Teasers:

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22x Georgette Heyer quote icons HERE @ lost_spook

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
7:20 pm - Sylvester fanfiction recommendations and request

araminta18
Ok, so I recently finished listening to the Sylvester audiobook (gotta love Richard Armitage), and so was looking for Sylvester fanfiction.  I did find a couple gems that I wanted to share:

A Little Devil at Our Wedding---author's blurb: Sylvester and Phoebe have their wedding day somewhat disrupted in ways that make Sylvester feel like being subtitled 'the wicked uncle'. Featuring the misdeeds of Edmund.

Connubial Friction--author's blurb: A year after their unusual courtship, Sylvester and Phoebe are happily married and expecting their first child. Sylvester, however, hasn't given up his high-handed ways, and Phoebe remains as independent as ever.

These are both fun stories, well-written and cute.

Then I found this story, titled only "Sylvester What Happens Next".  It's only got the first chapter unfortunately, but one can hope the author will continue.  

Also, anyone else have any other Sylvester fic recommendations?  I'd love to read some more!  Thanks!

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Friday, August 12th, 2011
9:20 am - Heyer eBooks for $1.99

myrna_nora
For those who have e-readers...

Tuesday, August 16 would have been Georgette Heyer’s 109th birthday. In honor of this most beloved author, who many call the Queen of Regency Romance, Sourcebooks is discounting EVERY SINGLE one of the eBooks we currently have available to $1.99 for one week, getting Heyer’s Birthday Party started a day early on August 15!

That’s 46 books by Georgette Heyer, plus the fabulous reader companion, Georgette Heyer’s Regency World by Jennifer Kloester, available for $1.99 from August 15-August 21.


SOURCE: http://www.sourcebooks.com/readers/casavip/happy-birthday-ms-heyer.html

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Friday, July 22nd, 2011
2:00 pm - Friday's Child Radio Version

myrna_nora
Radio play of Friday's Child airs tomorrow. Afterwards, it will be available to listen to online, for one week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b007jq09/Georgette_Heyer_Fridays_Child/

Viscount Sheringham is fast spending his money, and cannot inherit until he marries. Will his choice of bride bring happiness to them both? Georgette Heyer's historical romp, dramatised by John Peacock stars James Frain, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Simon Russell-Beale, Mary Wimbush, Elli Garnett and Nicholas Boulton, was directed by Ned Chaillet and first broadcast in 1995.

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Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
10:23 pm - Radio version of Regency Buck

frandowdsofa
This has apparently been on a few times, but I only just heard about it. It's on BBC Radio4Extra (that used to be Radio 7), this Saturday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007k1v3

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Saturday, August 14th, 2010
8:21 pm - Celebrating Georgette Heyer

myrna_nora
Austenprose.com is hosting a month long celebration of Heyer. The schedule can be found HERE.

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Friday, August 6th, 2010
4:53 pm - Show the Colours

sharpiefan
(If this is not a suitable post for this community, the mods may delete this entry, or contact me to delete this entry)

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Welcome to the Napoleonic Wars.


It is May 1809. Armies are on the move to fight battles that will decide the fate of nations.

The Navy


Four years ago, the British fought and defeated the combined fleets of France and Spain, breaking the naval power of France. They won a glorious victory at the cost of their Admiral's life. Last year, the French army entered Spain and the Spanish joined the war against them.

French sea-power is broken, but her navy is not prepared to admit total defeat. A rogue frigate has been sighted off the Portuguese coast. Is this all that remains of the French navy – or is there something more sinister happening?

The Army


The French army has Europe under its sway and has remained undefeated... until last year when a small British force won two battles in Portugal. Victory was short-lived, however. Sir John Moore led a fighting retreat 400 miles across Spain to Corunna, where he turned to fight to gain time to embark Britain's last army. He died at the moment of victory knowing he'd won.

A new Army has arrived in Portugal and is marching north after the French, determined to avenge their General. In charge is Sir Arthur Wellesley, who took them to victory a year before. The French are not accustomed to defeat and the struggle will be a long one.

~ ~ ~


This is a world at war. From battles at sea to skirmishes on land to the secret fact-finding missions of spies of both sides, there is danger at every turn. There is friendship and camaraderie, too. But the clouds are gathering.

Where do your loyalties lie?

~ ~ ~

Join Show the Colours and change history


~ Show the Colours is a text-based RPG on a message-board forum, with a simple, yet fun, format. The board is easy to read and navigate.
~ Show the Colours is open to all role-players from beginners to intermediate.
~ We have been around for over two years now, so we are not a flash in the pan.
~ We have a small but friendly group of players, based mainly in Europe and America.
~ Although we don't currently have any storylines taking place in England, there is potential for such threads, plots and storylines.
~ We are interested in soldiers, sailors and civilian characters who would have a reason to be in Portugal in 1809. I would dearly love to see someone play Captain John Staple from The Tollgate during his army days, or Colonel Audley during his Peninsular days - or any other military character who was involved in the Peninsular War.
~ We also accept original characters and historical people.
~ A knowledge of the period is not essential, but you should be willing to learn.
~ If you can write, you can role-play. It's simply telling a story alongside other people, each person narrating from the POV of their own character or characters.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Or come over and have a look around.

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Thursday, July 1st, 2010
5:25 pm - Re-reading Heyer
daffodils_24 I've been a Georgette Heyer fan for more than a decade now, having discovered her in middle school. Of late, I've been re-reading her books, and am wondering if some of you would like to read together and discuss novels, characters, plots, etc. kinda like a book club but less formal. Even those who have read the books before can pitch in with what they liked and disliked. Let me know if there's interest... I think she is an under-appreciated authoress!

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Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
12:28 am - Audio CD--?

word_never_said
Hey there!

I've just started to ready Heyer's stuff and I'm in absolute love with it. I know the maddeningly handsome Richard Armitage did audio books of Sylvester and Venetia and I (being the lowly & poor college artist that I am) am not currently in the position to buy any books or CDS. I'm currently reading Cotillion from the library, and have finished Devil's Cub (which I'm so in love with it's kind of crazy). Seeing as being a broke college artist doesn't allow me to drop money on such luxuries as a kick ass book read by the maddeningly dashing Richard Armitage, I was wondering if anyone perhaps had a copy they'd be so kind to share it for me?

*bats eyelashes prettily*

current mood: hopeful

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Sunday, April 11th, 2010
1:32 am - Show the Colours: A Napoleonic Wars RPG

sharpiefan
(I hope it's OK to post this here. If not, the mods can delete it - or let me know and I will.)

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Welcome to the Napoleonic Wars.


It is May 1809. Armies are on the move to fight battles that will decide the fate of nations.

The Navy


Four years ago, the British fought and defeated the combined fleets of France and Spain, breaking the naval power of France. They won a glorious victory at the cost of their Admiral's life. Last year, the French army entered Spain and the Spanish joined the war against them.

French sea-power is broken, but her navy is not prepared to admit total defeat. A rogue frigate has been sighted off the Portuguese coast. Is this all that remains of the French navy – or is there something more sinister happening?

The Army


The French army has Europe under its sway and has remained undefeated... until last year when a small British force won two battles in Portugal. Victory was short-lived, however. Sir John Moore led a fighting retreat 400 miles across Spain to Corunna, where he turned to fight to gain time to embark Britain's last army. He died at the moment of victory knowing he'd won.

A new Army has arrived in Portugal and is marching north after the French, determined to avenge their General. In charge is Sir Arthur Wellesley, who took them to victory a year before. The French are not accustomed to defeat and the struggle will be a long one.

~ ~ ~


This is a world at war. From battles at sea to skirmishes on land to the secret fact-finding missions of spies of both sides, there is danger at every turn. There is friendship and camaraderie, too. But the clouds are gathering.

Where do your loyalties lie?

~ ~ ~


Join Show the Colours and change history


~ Show the Colours is a text-based RPG on a message-board forum, with a simple, yet fun, format. The board is easy to read and navigate.
~ Show the Colours is open to all role-players from beginners to intermediate.
~ We have been around for nearly two years now, so we are not a flash in the pan.
~ We have a small but friendly group of players, based in Europe and America.
~ Although we don't currently have any storylines taking place in England, there is potential for such threads, plots and storylines.
~ Georgette Heyer has several military and ex-military men in her books, and while we are not restricting people to the military or naval areas of play, we would love to see some of these characters.
~ We also accept original characters - the majority of our characters at the moment are original - and historical people.
~ A knowledge of the period is not essential, but you should be willing to learn.

(Cross-posted to look_sharpe, following_sea, hms_surprise, sharpe_archive.)

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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010
9:40 am - Friday's Child Radio Play??

oritsu_luv
Hello Fellow Heyerites! ^___^

Here's my question.

Apparently there is a BBC Radio Play of Friday's Child, which was just re-broadcast last month. Unfortunately, the broadcast is not available at the website.

Friday's Child is one of my favorite Heyers of all time, and I also enjoyed the audio book version, so I'd love to hear the radio play!

Does anyone know where I can find a recording? I'm dying of curiosity!

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Sunday, March 7th, 2010
7:15 pm - Hello - new here

grondfic
Hello - I'm new to this community, but have been reading Heyer for longer than I can remember.

I guess my favourite stories would be The Unknown Ajax, Venetia, The Masqueraders, Cotillion and Sylvester. I adore her Regency slang and her style generally.

I'm a rabid slasher, with a rather wide remit on what fic I slash. Here are my Heyer offerings:

AJAX RENOWN'D
Based on The Unknown Ajax
http://grondfic.livejournal.com/45116.html

SERVING TREMAINE
Based on a crossover - The Masqueraders and the Channel 4 tv serial City of Vice
Link to Part 1 which then links onward through to Part 16:
http://grondfic.livejournal.com/47609.html

THE STORY OF FOTHERBY AND THE FOLIO
Based on Sylvester: or the Wicked Uncle
http://grondfic.livejournal.com/80354.html

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
4:47 pm - Free e-book of The Black Moth

dimity_blue
ManyBooks has got Georgette Heyer's first novel, The Black Moth, available as a free download. Click here to go to her page.

It wouldn't download for me as a PDF, but it downloaded just fine as RTF.

If you haven't read it before, enjoy!

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