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The Nonesuch At The Age Of Five And Thirty, Sir Waldo Hawkridge, Wealthy, Handsome, Eligible, Illustrious, And Known As The Nonesuch For His Athletic Prowess, And When He Comes North To Inspect His Unusual Inheritance At Broom Hall In The West Riding, His Arrival Leads To The Most Entertaining Of Ramifications


About the Author: Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer Rougier later became a barrister and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity She made no appearances, never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin.Her Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by Jane Austen While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer s greatest asset.Heyer remains a popular and much loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance.



10 thoughts on “The Nonesuch

  1. says:

    ETA Upping my rating to a solid 4 stars on reread The things that bothered me most the first time I read this bothered me less this time around I was able to beamused by Tiffany the spoiled brat, not just annoyed It s pretty funny to see how Sir Waldo and Miss Trent manage her.I don t always love Georgette Heyer s heroes and heroines, but The Nonesuch has a very likable pair even if their names make me wince the witty, inte


  2. says:

    Georgette Heyer, the lady whose impeccable writing skill was is still second to none.I m torn about rating this one on one hand the main couple was terrific and I loved them to bits but on the other hand, this book has THE most annoying character I ve ever met in Regency novels And I m talking as someone who have endured Lydia Bennet in Pride Prejudice many times over Lydia doesn t hold a candle to Miss Tiffany I m too beautiful f


  3. says:

    Still timeless a wonderful pick me up on a bad week, but not quite a 5 star read for me.There was a part which felt like filler I couldn t quite see what made a top sawyer like Waldo fall for Ancilla so quickly I think a longer time frame would have made their romanceconvincing.Also I usually find GH s cant self explanatory, but would love to know what crim con actually means on page 514 of this edition,if I d have had the sense to have


  4. says:

    COD s head, nodcock , rumgumption, canker, toplofty, coxcomb, chuckle headed, ninnyhammered, fubsy faced, widgeon, fribble , chuck farthing, miff maff, sapskull , baffle headed clunch Who couldn t enjoy a book with such colourful language I really enjoyed this story Tiffany was an absolute pain in the arse


  5. says:

    Contains spoilers 4.5 starsThings I loved 1 Sir Waldo I mean what s not to like He s handsome, rich, athletic, virtuous, idolized and a PHILANTHROPIST Finally a perfect hero who doesn t cringe at the mere mention of paupers He wants his newly inherited estate, Broom Hall, to become a school for young orphan boys Needless to say he won my deepest respect from the first and managed to keep it.2 Ancilla Trent I LOVED HER She was absolutely amazing She wa


  6. says:

    Real Rating 4.5 of fiveThat was a most satisfying ending indeed The way we went around and about, I wondered how we d ever reach the stables Trust Ma Heyer, whispered the Ghost of Horrible Absent, never would she lead you astrayand leave you there Yes Horrible, yes indeed, you re correct as always A delicious ride A delightful end place A read to be savored as much in memory as in experience Ancilla and Tiffany getting their just deserts makes the fate of th


  7. says:

    Many people couldn t stand Tiffany She s hands down the most nasty female character I ve read in Heyer s universe Maybe because I d been prepared by people s irritation of her, I found Tiffany s absolute self absorption and selfishness very entertaining Every scene with her, whether it s throwing temper tantrum or merely opening her mouth, gave me a good laugh Reading men of quality falling prey to her beauty until they were hit by her nasty temper and came out of


  8. says:

    The Nonesuch is a reread for me It has long been a favorite with its comedy of errors, Regency era country setting, colorful characters, and evencolorful use of Regency Cant The Nonesuch defies convention and provides a nearly perfect hero to entice and beguile the reader Waldo is perfection, but he is engaging and wins hearts by his very nature He is all that and at the top of his game, but he is kind and giving as well as shrewd and worldly wise He guides his two younge


  9. says:

    2019 Review 3 starsWell, I always say that third time is the charm when it comes to reading Heyer I bet by my fourth read I will be contemplating five stars Braced for The Nonesuch s numerous perfections, I wasn t as thrown off by them I also didn t feel quite as frustrated by the stupid misunderstanding that kept him and Ancilla apart near the end.Still, the story neededmoments of them as a couple and less of the annoying young people that surround them Even the last chapter veers away 2019 Review 3 starsWell, I always say that third time is the charm when it comes to reading Heyer I bet by my fourth read I will be contemplating five stars Braced for The Nonesuch s numerous perfections, I wasn t as thrown off by them I also didn t feel quite as frustrated by the stupid misunderstanding that kept him and Ancilla apart near the end.Still, the story neededmoments of them as a couple and less of the annoying young people that surround them Even the last chapter veers away from the kiss and promise to wed in favor ofantics on the part of the willful heiress and the weaseling cousin 2019 Review 2 starsUnlike most of Heyer s novels, I read The Nonsesuch and did not return I could not precisely remember why I did not enjoy it, but I did not That was enough As my memory grewvague, the only thing I could account for the distaste was that the hero must be a womanizer I didn t have much taste for womanizers at 17 But oh It turned out to be much, much worse He s a paragon of virtue He builds ORPHANAGES He pays his cousins bills out of the goodness of his heart He falls in love with a governess and thinks nothing of social status He is so freaking flawless that it is no fun Ancilla falls in the mold of the older Heyer heroines but she is much too reserved to be likable Even knowing her heart, it is hard to love her Pity This is closer to Austen than Heyer with the village polite semi gentry Quite different from Heyer s usual environment I ll read it again I find it usually takes 4 reads to reconcile me to Heyer s characters Read 2 has not done it 2011 ReviewThe Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer was, in a word or two, rather disappointing It looked like a fun plot, withof a male main character, but I was wrong on both accounts Not that the plot wasn t fun, but it lacked what I ve come to expect from Heyer The plot was rather simplistic dare I say far fetched without the usual hilarious irony I ve come to expect The characters also suffered somewhat,on them in a moment.Ancilla Trent, though once from a noble family, now lives as the companion governess in the home of a wealthy widow, caring for the woman s niece, Tiffany Weild Tiffany is beautiful, spoiled, petted, wealthy, and completely untamable Only Ms Trent has been able to control the ambitious brat When Sir Waldo Hawkridge, dubbed The Nonesuch for his sporting abilities and the talk of London, inherits a run down estate from a distant cousin, he decides to visit, there meeting the spoiled Beauty and her governess What follows is pretty much a love story between Ancilla and Sir Waldo Sir Waldo s nephew, Lord Lindeth, shows up, falls in and out of love a few times, and pretty much just adds to the romantic plot in general Another cousin of even less interest shows up, flirts around a bit, and attempts to be useful Overall, I found them all disapointing Ancilla is not really memorable, a bit like the main character from Persuasion She s very virtuous which I rather liked yet young, cleverand rather boring She falls in love with Sir Waldo, but it really isn t quite believable I guess the plot just lackedsomething All the romances tied up neatly, with supringly little issues In fact, the climax was so easily overcome, I was quite suprised to find the book over The ending was abrupt.I m just going to take a stagger and guess she wrote this early on It holds hints of the wonderful work Heyer is capable of, but isn t her best I d much rather reccomend The Grand Sophy or Cotillion


  10. says:

    3.5I feel cheated by the abrupt ending It doesn t even end with the two main characters That being said, it surprised me how much I enjoyed this book There is no real plot one could point out The Nonesuch s strength are its characters.Some of them are adorably lovely I loved Julian , some hilariously childish and greedy Laurie , gossipy and mean some of the village matrons , goodhearted Mrs Underhill, Miss Trent s employer and some will drive you crazy Tiffany I don t even want to g 3.


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