These Old Shades: Gossip, scandal and an unforgettable Regency romance

Georgette Heyer

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Cornerstone

Published: 1st Jan '04


Under the reign of Louis XV, Justin Alastair, the notorious Duke of Avon flourishes well. Then, from a dark Parisian back alley, he plucks Leon, a red-headed urchin with strangely familiar looks. Among the splendours of Versailles, Justin begins to unfold his sinister plans – until, that is, Leon becomes the ravishing beauty Leonie.

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SKU: 9780099465829



IF YOU LOVE BRIDGERTON, YOU’LL LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER!’A rollicking good read that will be of particular joy to Bridgerton viewers … the permanent glister of scandal […] ties the whole thing together’ INDEPENDENT'[My] generation’s Julia Quinn’ ADJOA ANDOH, star of Bridgerton, in RED’One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer’s books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen’s’ JOANNE HARRIS__________________________Leonie Bonnard is being drawn into a twenty-year-old feud.Justin Alastair, the Duke of Avon, is a reprehensible rake with an axe to grind. Decades ago the Comte de Saint-Vire did something unforgivable and ever since Justin has been lying in wait to settle the score.When Justin meets Leon, a street urchin with a striking resemblance to his nemesis, he aims to use him as a pawn in his plans for revenge on the Comte. Except Leon is in fact Leonie, a beautiful young ingenue who may just steal Justin’s heart.Can Leonie win the Duke’s affection, or will his need for revenge overcome them both?__________________________’Leonie, hot-tempered and very much her own woman, is one of Heyer’s best female leads […] The novel remains a witty, vivid page turner’ MELANIE REID’Elegant, witty and rapturously romantic’ KATIE FFORDE’Utterly delightful’ GUARDIAN’Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. . . Utter, immersive escapism’ SOPHIE KINSELLA’Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances brim with elegance, wit and historical accuracy, and this is one of her finest and most entertaining … Escapism of the highest order’ DAILY MAIL’If you haven’t read Georgette Heyer yet, what a treat you have in store!’ HARRIET EVANS’Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

Additional information

Weight 0.245 kg
Dimensions 22 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 352