Simon the Coldheart

Simon the Coldheart

by Georgette Heyer
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Simon the Coldheart by Georgette Heyer

In the early 15th century, during the middle of the Hundred Years' War, England and France were fighting for sovereignty over France. It was a time of hand-to-hand combat, the invention of the longbow, and real knights in armor.

Simon Beauvallet was born in 1386, the illegitimate son of Geoffrey of Malvallet. After his mother's death in 1400, he and his half-brother, the legitimate son and heir of his father, became great friends of the Prince, fighting against France.

Known for his silence and nicknamed "the Coldheart," Simon nonetheless loved children and had a complex and deep personality. After the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, he was sent to besiege Belremy, where he met the lady, Margaret, who eventually surrendered to the English and became his bride.

"She makes the knightly days live again." —Boston Evening Transcript

"An outstanding storyteller." —The Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402213540
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 295,351
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

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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Simon the Coldheart 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first historical novel written by G.H. that I had ever read. Found it a bit plodding at first but once it picked up, her signature style came through and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Although it is a work of fiction, it is set against a backdrop of historical reality.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Georgette Heyer's books. Her characterization is excellent, and whether it's historical fiction or romance, you can't help but get involved. This has plenty of information about the time in the 1400's and an interesting story line.
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This is considered one of Georgette Heyer's Historical novels. It is less factual and more light-hearted than her later historical works.

I think this book is great! Simon is my favourite Georgette Heyer hero. It's full of adventure, friendship and romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who's ever read a Georgette Heyer historical (not to be confused with her Regency romances) will know just what to expect: a comicbook superhero, almost no plot, impeccable research. A fun, painless way to learn about the 15th Century, but I'd only recommend it to someone whose taste I knew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a cheap harlequin romance disguised as historical fiction. The hero, Simon, is a super man with an ice cold personality. He fights his way up the royal ladder by being the perfect warrior, tactician drawing the attention of the king and making best friends with the prince. He then meets the ice princess and the inevitable taming of the shrew ensues. I was so disappointed as I love historical fiction. It was also a complete waste of time as you learned little or nothing of the actual historical events surrounding this lame romance tale. The cover was pretty!