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Friday, August 12, 2011

Review - Georgette Heyer's FALSE COLOURS

For me Georgette Heyer is in the category of Agatha Christie, Jane Austen and Joanna Trollope. Absolutely comfort reading specially when I am pressurised and harassed! as I am right now. I love to read her books and gently drift into a world where schedules, on time deliveries, deliveries which get late, bankers who are obstructive and the general tea world in Sri Lanka in an uproar are so far apart from this gorgeous world of tea parties, whist drives, drives in St James's park, romantic interludes and dinners that sound like banquets but which are actually everyday fare are normal everyday things.

This story of twin brothers, falling into scrapes from boyhood - one covering up for the other and the ultimate cover up with one brother actually wooing the bride of the other! and winning her heart eventually. With a mother who is much loved but drives them both to exasperation with her attitude to money, Cressy - the bride who is nonplussed but realizes very early on what is happening, the usual dismal relations who are horribly boring but very interesting to read about and a romance which you know will end happily.

Loved her book (as usual).


  1. This sounds like the perfect book to read while curled up with a cup of tea. Hope your life becomes less stressful Mystica.

  2. This would be a great one to "take me away". Adding the title to my wish list. Thanks for telling me about it!

  3. I have only listened to Heyer on audio but the books were delightful. I look forward to reading more soon :)

  4. I have yet to read a Heyer book but own a couple. I really need to give them a try, especially since you find them comforting.

  5. I must read Heyer - I'm thinking of The Grand Sophy or Venetia to start with ...