The Foundling (Regency Romances) [Georgette Heyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. What happens when a many-titled Duke decides. So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be For over fifty years, Georgette Heyer was the undisputed queen of historical. Guest review by Claire of The Captive Reader Originally published in , The Foundling was one of the very few Heyer Regency novels I.

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This is not a traditional romance, where the focus is all on the developing relationship of two people, but it is a fascinating and foundlign tale.

There lacked only a romance. I absolutely loved the character arc that Sale passes through.

Book review: ‘The Foundling’ by Georgette Heyer

I was so proud of Gilly. You are commenting using your WordPress.

In a few short words I would say The Foundling is a fast paced, witty, humorous, well written book that I enjoyed very much. I think the reason this book isn’t a romance is what curses it with the low ranking, but if you’re looking for a funny book pick this one up! Gilly was born an incredibly rich duke. Liversedge who is menacing Matthew, geogette everything right, be done with it, and come safely back to Sale House before his uncle, valet, porter, major-domo, butler, and footmen have had the time to suspect anything.

The Foundling First edition. Even at her dimest, I imagine she is better than most, but understand your disappointment after the sparkling Grand Sophie.

The Foundling

I know many love this one, but I have never been able to finish it in the forty years I’ve been reading Heyers. And we go with him.


Harder to make the film today, though. I wish is idea–the put-upon, mild young duke who runs away and assumes an ordinary identity and promptly finds himself in adventures–had occurred to her decades before, when she was at the top of her game.

Quotes from The Foundling. The Foundling truly distinguishes itself with its villains. Leversedge, blackmailed Matthew by letter. Indeed, I do not know how you can look twice in my direction when you have known my handsome cousin!

After the death of his parents at a very young age, Adolphus — called Gilly — was taken under the wing of Lord Lionel, his uncle, and placed under constant care. The Foundling is more a coming-of-age story than a romance.

Oh you got me good, Ms. She has read several books based on your reviews. The Duke of Sale, a posthumous son and heir, has been cosseted from birth, every aspect of his life dictated by his guardian and uncle, and an array of loyal and devoted retainers.

Overall, I liked it. I always have to adjust to the language in a book like this, but once I adapt, I love it. November 28, at 8: I always think Arabella is a good one to start with. The Foundling by Georgette Heyer is less of a fkundling romance and much more of a comedy of errors with foundlings, runaway schoolboys, an incognito duke, kidnappers and assorted ruffians and more They really do put a smile on my face and I find them to be absolutely delightful.

Foundlign alone with his meddlesome uncle, Gilly longs for a world with less restrictions and more adventure. He sets out on a wild adventure to find out who he really is.


The main hero had his heroine, but their interactions were a little at the beginning and then at the end. I look forward to this adventure. This length gave Heyer ample opportunity to show off her impressive period knowledge. I completely loved it, and would have given it a full five had it not been for the few scenes here and there that were a tad too slow, and that often focused on characters I did not overly care about.

However, now that Gilly’s nearly of-age, their coddling and controlling is less welcome. In she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer, and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers.

Jun 10, Teresa rated it it was amazing. There is still hope, and in the meantime, your blog. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. The Duke then has to figure out foudling to get Tom and Belinda safely home and out of trouble.

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Tom becomes a friend and nuisance to the Duke for the rest of the novel. I always recommend Arabella as a good place to start with Heyer. Heye of the things I like best about this story is how most of the plot developments emerge organically from the characters just being themselves.