Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: Sylvester by Georgette Heyer

Today it would have been author Georgette Heyer's 109th birthday, and there are lots of ways to celebrate! For example, Sourcebooks currently have all the ebooks on special for $1.99. As for me, I am celebrating by sharing a teaser from Sylvester or the Wicked Uncle!

The teaser comes from page 26:

Seriously, Mama, although I have seen some love-matches that have prospered, I have seen a great many that most certainly have not! Oh! No doubt some husbands and wives of my acquaintance would stare to hear me say I thought them anything but happy! Perhaps they enjoy jealousies, tantrums, quarrels, and stupid misunderstandings: I should not! The well-bred woman who marries me because she has a fancy to be a duchess will suit me very well, and will probably fill her position admirably.

Famous last words I think!

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading. Head on over to find out all about it, and how to join in!


  1. I *do* love Sylvester. It's probably my favourite Heyer of all. :-)

  2. That's so very sad... and true.

    My teaser this week is from ‘Deep Trouble’ by Mary Connealy.

  3. I haven't read this Heyer -- but that's a great teaser.

  4. Very interesting!

    Here's mine:


  5. Haven’t read any of her work. I’m not sure it’s my speed but this IS a pretty passage.

  6. Oh, very cool to know that the Heyer books are on sale right now! I think I have only one or two of them, but now I can really build my collection. Thanks so much for this news!

  7. I like her and so I'm glad that her books are on sale. Thanks for the heads up.

  8. Very wise observation, but I'm not sure I agree with his conclusion. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

  9. Tell us what you really think ;)

    My TT: http://n-good-company.blogspot.com/2011/08/teaser-tuesday-tending-roses.html

  10. I loooove Georgette Heyer's books!
    May have to take advantage of that offer.

  11. I'm still trying to decide which Heyer books to get but I think this will be one of them!

  12. Iliana, there are so many to choose from!

    Sally, Zibilee and Clarissa, I hope you do get to take advantage of the current offers!

    Pam, I think she is an author you just need to try and see whether you like her or not.

    Cath, good to know that it is one of your favourites.

    Thanks to everyone for visiting!