Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Richard Armitage & Georgette Heyer - what could they possibly have in common?

So, what does this once prolific writer have in common with "Hunk of the Month Richard Armitage"  - as seen in sidebar?


If you're a fan of Richard A's you'll know he has a gorgeous voice!

Now, be honest ladies what does a voice like his do for you?

Well, let me tell you he's the narrator of Georgette Heyer Audio books.

Don't tell me that hasn't tempted your palate. And, you can read what he had to say about reading audio books here

If you want to buy one of his narrations they are easily located at Amazon!


As can be seen from these images not all Georgette historicals were set in the Regency period.

Note the book price bottom left corner of Powder and Patch - 2shillings/sixpence.
Did you know Georgette also wrote mysteries?

If you're a fan of the late lady of romance, you'll know she preferred a reclusive writer lifestyle: sensible woman.
When she died aged seventy-one in 1974, she had fifty-one titles in print: hard covers, paperback and all translated into at least ten languages and pirated in others.

What a great Legacy for all historical romance junkies. There are still original gems to be found especially on eBay!

Also, there's a lovely site dedicated to Georgette here. Well worth a visit.

6 comments:

mshatch said...

that Mr. Armitage is definitely attractive.

Anne Gallagher said...

Love Georgette! And Armitage isn't bad either.

phylly3 said...

I am reading "A Marriage of Convenience" right now. When I am done I will listen to the velvety chocolate tones of Richard Armitage read it to me! I was never a fan of audiobooks until I encountered his narrations. He is a marvel -- in every sense of the word!
I am also grateful to him that I have rediscovered Heyer. I used to enjoy her books many years ago and it is a treat to read her again!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Very fascinating! I haven't read anything of hers. I will definitely have to check her books out. And a beautiful voice reals me. It made me fall in love w/ my husband.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi Ladies,

Yep, chocolate voice, blue eyes to die for, and a man who looks good in contemporary suit or that of historical costume! What can be better than that? ;)

best
F

dvd north and south said...

Richard Armitage will forever be Mr. Thorntorn. :D I first saw him in the North and South miniseries DVD and have loved him since then. :D