Beauvallet

Beauvallet

by Georgette Heyer
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Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer

A swashbuckling tale set in the second half of the 16th century, when Elizabeth was on the throne and the Spanish Armada ruled the waves. Sir Nicholas Beauvallet, pirate and nobleman, captures a Spanish galleon and discovers a lovely lady on board.

The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. It is known that she was born in Wimbledon in August 1902, and her first novel, The Black Moth, was published in 1921.

Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known also as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and they had one son together, Richard.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402228162
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 201,871
File size: 912 KB

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The late Georgette Heyer was a very private woman. Her historical novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades, though she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or private life. It is known that she was born in Wimbledon in August 1902, and her first novel, The Black Moth, was published in 1921.

Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Heyer's large volume of works included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known also as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and they had one son together, Richard.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEAUVALLET is not one of Miss Heyer's usual Regency romances! More of a swashbuckling pirate thriller, in fact, this novel is set during the tumultuous reign of England's Elizabeth I and the heretic-hunting terrors of the Spanish Inquisition. The plot-line is simple: Sir Nicholas Beauvallet, Queen Bess' "Mad Nick" and favorite profiteer, captures a Spanish galleon on the high seas and falls in love with the exotically beautiful Dominica, daughter of the retiring Governor of Santiago who is on his way back to Spain to die. Gallantly, Sir Nicholas undertakes to off-load Don Manuel de Rada y Sylva and his daughter to a Spanish smuggling port, and promises to return within a year to woo and win Dominica. Accompanied by his hilariously loyal valet, Joshua Dimmock, and posing as the French Chevalier de Guise, Nick risks life and limb to keep his promise and claim his bride. With enough historical romance to satisfy Miss Heyer's most ardent female fans, and enough swordplay and swashbuckling to hold the attention of most men, this is an adventure not to be missed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, true to the times in speech, manner, costumes. A true period piece, a romantic swashbuckler! Highly recommended!!
Cstldrm More than 1 year ago
I love Georgette Heyer but Beauvullet is one of her weaker books. The book starts out promising jumping right into the story, but then quickly becomes bogged down in unnecessary details and characters. The main characters themselves are charming, but by three quarters through I was just skipping whole sections just to finish the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is nothing in Beauvallet to disappoint a Georgette Heyer fan. A sweet, chaste love story with the added benefit of historical adventure. The action begins right away and never lets up or drags. I thought Nicholas Beauvallet was one of her most charasmatic and charming characters and his sidekick, Joshua Dimic made for wonderful comic relief. The archaic language may be a little offputting for a young reader, but persevere! It is very readable nonetheless. Most of the obsolete words and phrases were available when looked up in my Nook dictionary, but it is not necessary for satisfsction or understanding of the story to do this research unless you enjoy it.
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