The article link below to The Guardian was actually released back in September of 2016. I’ve been thinking about focusing some posts on a few well-known authors of the past who have paved the way for the historical romance genre’s popularity. Georgette Heyer is certainly one of those writers who come to mind.
The article states, “Heyer, known for her tales of romance and intrigue set during the early 19th century, died in 1974, the author of more than 50 books. She said of her work that ‘I ought to be shot for writing such nonsense, but it’s unquestionably good escapist literature.'” Obviously, many have escaped over the years into the Regency era through her books.
Though she passed away in 1974, she still ranks #46 in the top 100 historical romance authors in ebooks and #28 in historical romance in print. This prolific writer’s popularity has not waned in any fashion over the years. Her author page on Amazon is filled with her works.
Read more about her life here:
Three short stories by the queen of Regency romance have been discovered by her biographer and are being reprinted in a new volume. Source: Forgotten Georgette Heyer stories to be republished