The Black Moth
The first novel by the greatest author of historical romance in the world - a wonderful tale of love and adventure set in Heyer's Regency England.
GEORGETTE HEYER'S REMARKABLE FIRST NOVEL
‘One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer’s books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen’s’ Joanne Harris
'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes . . . Utter, immersive escapism' SOPHIE KINSELLA
Diana Beauleigh is caught between two men.
Seven long years ago, Jack Carstares, the Earl of Wyncham, sacrificed his honour for his brother and has been in exile ever since.
Returning to England, Jack pretends to be a gentleman named Sir Anthony Ferndale but makes his living in a most ungentlemanly fashion, as a highwayman and a gambler.
When Jack encounters his nemesis, the Duke of Andover, in the midst of kidnapping Diana Beauleigh, the two old enemies come to blows.
Can Jack save the beautiful Diana from rakes, kidnap and ruin…?
‘Georgette Heyer is second to none’ Sunday Times
‘Fabulously witty’ Stephen Fry
Praise for The Black Moth
My favourite historical novelist - stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hoursMargaret Drabble
Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire toKatie Fforde
A writer of great wit and style ... I've read her books to ragged shredsKate Fenton, Daily Telegraph