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  • Published: 1 March 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099466192
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320

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

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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…?
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‘Georgette Heyer is second to none’ Sunday Times

‘Fabulously witty’ Stephen Fry

  • Published: 1 March 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099466192
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320

About the author

Georgette Heyer

Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.

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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 hours

Margaret Drabble

Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to

Katie Fforde

A writer of great wit and style ... I've read her books to ragged shreds

Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph

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