Stephen Fry’s exclusive introduction to this new Folio Society edition lavishes praise on Georgette Heyer’s meticulously researched and deliciously entertaining Regency Romance, Venetia.
Illustrated by Sally Dunne
Binding design by Jessica Hische
Binding design by Jessica Hische
Georgette Heyer’s witty and addictive regency romance Arabella is designed in series with Folio’s edition of Venetia, featuring Sally Dunne’s beautiful illustrations, and intricate binding lettering by Jessica Hische.
‘A wonderful wit … I’ve read her over and over and over again.’
- Stephen Fry
The daughter of a country parson with limited means, Arabella dreams of starting a new life in the milieu of London’s high society. Her looks, charm and the benevolence of a doting godmother are sufficient to secure her first season in the capital, but it isn’t long before her notoriously short temper results in a run-in with the dashing Robert Beaumaris. Is this the start of a raging battle of wills or a tempestuous courtship? Beautifully illustrated by Sally Dunne, and published in series with the best-selling Venetia, this gorgeous edition is a must-have for Georgette Heyer fans and anyone who couldn't tear themselves away from the glitz, glamour and gossip of Bridgerton. This is regency romance at its finest, with a female protagonist as independent as the era allowed, and all the exacting period details that have ensured Heyer’s continued reign as queen of the genre.
Bound in cloth blocked with lettering by Jessica Hische
Set in Aria Text
Frontispiece plus 5 full-page colour illustrations by Sally Dunne
Printed slipcase with an illustration by Sally Dunne
9½˝ x 6¼˝
Having beautifully illustrated Venetia, the first edition in our Georgette Heyer series, Sally Dunne returns with another set of six gorgeous drawings that perfectly capture the characters’ quirks and the intricate period detailing that peppers the narrative. The exquisite cloth binding features the work of award-winning lettering artist Jessica Hische, with intricate purple and matt gold-blocked titling and a central motif.
‘My generation’s Julia Quinn.’
- Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury, ‘Bridgerton’)
Loved by millions of readers around the world, Georgette Heyer remains the doyenne of regency romance. A stickler for accurate period detail and a fan of feisty female protagonists, Heyer’s witty, page-turning stories offer unashamed entertainment and escapism and have inspired literature, film and drama, as demonstrated recently by Bridgerton, which is based on American author Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels. With the hit television drama attracting a huge swathe of new regency romance fans, Heyer’s readership is likely to swell and these beautiful editions are perfect gifts for her fans and Bridgerton binge-watchers alike.
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