Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer is one of those authors who very much suffers from my habit of buying so many of an author’s books at once that I never actually read them all. I have had lots of her books (mainly as ratty paperbacks) for many years, but I’ve only read a small portion of them. Thanks to an ebook sale at Sourcebooks for Heyer’s 109th birthday, I now own all but six of them as ebooks (and those six will all have been published by the end of January 2011). Therefore, an author read is called for.

Heyer published 57 books over her life (although she later suppressed publication of five of them, dropping the total to 52. All the same, that’s a lot of books and I expect this Author Read to be a slow one. But a very enjoyable one.

Heyer’s books have been published most recently by Arrow in the UK and Sourcebooks in the US. I can never decide which covers I think are the prettiest (I suspect Arrow wins by a nose), but I do like the trade paperback format of the Arrow books (I have several on my physical bookshelf downstairs) which are very nice, satisfying books to hold and read. Upon reflection, I’ve decided to do this Author Read with the Sourcebooks covers and a Dream Library entry with the Arrow editions as, if I was adding paper copies to my dream library, I would choose to buy the Arrow books.

Just Finished Up Next

I’m including the five suppressed books in this list, not because I plan to read them (since they are near impossible to find) but because the completest in me can’t bear to have a supposedly comprehensive list and leave out several books.

1921
READ
Own in ebook
1923
Unavailable
Suppressed by Heyer
1923
Unavailable
Suppressed by Heyer
1923
READ
Own in paper, ebook
1925
READ
Own in ebook
1926
Read Previously
Own in paper, ebook
1928
Unavailable
Suppressed by Heyer
1928
Read Previously
Own in paper, ebook

1929
Read Previously
Own in paper, ebook
1929
Unavailable
Suppressed by Heyer
1930
Unavailable
Suppressed by Heyer
1931
Unread
Own in paper, ebook

1932
Read Previously
Own in paper, ebook
1932
Unread
Own in ebook
1933
Unread
Own in ebook
1934
Unread
Own in paper, ebook

1934
Unread
Own in ebook
1935
Read Previously
Own in paper, ebook
1935
Unread
Own in ebook
1936
Unread
Own in ebook

1936
Unread
Own in ebook
1937
Read Previously
Own in paper, ebook
1937
Unread
Own in ebook
1938
Unread
Own in paper, ebook

1938
Unread
Own in ebook
1939
Unread
Own in ebook
1940
Read Previously
Own in paper, ebook
1940
Unread
Own in paper, ebook

1941
Unread
Own in ebook
1941
Unread
Own in ebook
1942
Unread
Own in ebook
1944
Unread
Own in paper, ebook

1946
Unread
Own in paper, ebook
1948
Read Previously
Own in paper, ebook
1949
Read Previously
Own in paper, ebook
1950
Unread
Own in ebook

1951
Unread
Own in paper, ebook
1951
Unread
Own in ebook
1953
Unread
Own in paper, ebook
1953
Unread
Own in ebook

1954
Unread
Own in paper, ebook
1955
Unread
Own in ebook
1956
Unread
Own in ebook
1957
Unread
Own in paper, ebook

1957
Unread
Own in paper, ebook
1958
Read Previously
Own in paper, ebook
1959
Unread
Own in ebook
1960
Unread
Own in ebook

1961
Read Previously
Own in paper
No ebook available
1962
Unread
Own in ebook
1963
Unread
Own in ebook
1965
Read Previously
Own in paper, ebook

1966
Unread
Own in paper, ebook
1968
Unread
Own in paper, ebook
1970
Unread
Own in ebook
1972
Unread
Own in paper, ebook

1975
Unread
Own in ebook

8 responses to this post.

  1. I was so excited to see four of her crime novels that I don’t have, but they are all ones that she suppressed. :(

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