By Jennifer Kloester
The definitive consultant for all fanatics of Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, and the glittering Regency period
"Detailed, informative, impressively researched. A Heyer lover writing for Heyer fans."
-Times Literary Supplement
Immerse your self within the resplendent glow of Regency England and the realm of Georgette Heyer...
From the attention-grabbing slang, the stylish models, the correct methods the bon ton ate, drank, danced, and flirted, to the stunning actual existence scandals of the day, Georgette Heyer's Regency international takes you backstage of Heyer's desirable novels.
As a lot enjoyable to learn as Heyer's personal novels, fantastically illustrated, and meticulously researched, Jennifer Kloester's crucial advisor brings the realm of the Regency to existence for Heyer lovers and Jane Austen enthusiasts alike.
"An priceless consultant to the area of the bon ton. No lover of Georgette Heyer's novels may be with out it."
-- Katie Fforde
"Meticulously researched but wonderfully exciting, Kloester's entire advisor to the realm of upper-class regency England is a must-have."
-Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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Additional info for Georgette Heyer's Regency World
Prosperous retailers, similar to Jonathan Chawleigh in A Civil agreement, frequently aspired to work out their youngsters marry into the higher type. The time period ‘cit’ mentioned the voters of town of London—those who ran or labored within the monetary middle of town and who have been frequently of plebeian origins like Hannah Plymstock’s brother who so strongly disapproved of the aristocracy in Cotillion. Cits have been additionally the retailers and shopkeepers who lived within the urban, important contributors, yet usually stored at arm’s size from the ton except they have been tremendous prosperous. additional Down the Ladder Artisans and tradespeople have been expert staff who had a excessive point of workmanship in addition to labour to provide in go back for an source of revenue. a few artisans have been descended from a protracted line of grasp craftsmen and used their abilities to construct winning companies, make their fortune and climb their manner up the social ladder. by the point of the Regency it was once no longer unknown for newly validated friends of the world to have had grandfathers (or even fathers) who had begun existence as artisans. no longer all artisans have been wealthy, besides the fact that, and lots of controlled to earn little greater than the main winning one of the labouring terrible. Maids have been one of the toughest operating of all household servants. Servants may be tricky to put within the total classification hierarchy as there has been nice version in gains and residing stipulations reckoning on their position, the perspective and standing in their organization, their salary and board association, the chance for advertising or, sometimes, for lining their very own wallet. A minority—mainly butlers, cooks, stewards and head gardeners operating for royalty or the higher ranks of the nobility—earned huge salaries, usually on the expense of £100 or extra in line with 12 months. so much servants, although, earned from as low as £6 a 12 months (scullery maids, maids-of-all-work, and good boys) to nearly £40 a 12 months for a Groom of the Chambers or a butler. A inflexible hierarchy used to be strictly saw in the servant category and its proprieties have been usually extra heavily adhered to by means of its participants than was once the case between their employers. household servants have been classed as both higher or decrease servants and in huge families the 2 teams ate individually, sitting in strict order of rank round the meal-table: The top Servants Steward Housekeeper Groom of the Chambers Head Housemaid Butler Lady’s Maid Valet The reduce Servants Footman Housemaid Coachman Kitchen maid Groom Scullery maid Stable boy Laundry maid The cook dinner (or male chef in an exceptional apartment) was once often hired without delay by means of the grasp or mistress of the home and paid greater than the steward, and as such was once usually considered as break free the remainder of the family employees.