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If you love Bridgerton, you'll love Georgette Heyer!

The charming Sophia Stanton-Lacy is a force to be reckoned with.

When Sophy is sent to stay with her London relatives, she finds her cousins in quite the tangle.

Cecilia is besotted with an attractive but feather-brained poet, Hubert has fallen foul of a money-lender and the ruthlessly handsome Charles is engaged to a pedantic bluestocking who seems to bring out the worst in him....

Fortunately, Sophy has arrived just in time to sort them all out - but Charles is eager to rid his family of her meddlesome ways. Has the grand Sophy finally met her match?

©2021 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

"A rollicking good read that will be of particular joy to Bridgerton viewers...the permanent glister of scandal [...] ties the whole thing together." (Independent)

"One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's." (Joanne Harris)

"Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes. Utter, immersive escapism." (Sophie Kinsella)  

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Sweet but slow

The story was sweet but very slow to get started and very quick to end. Left me wanting more detail and feeling a bit disappointed.

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  • 13-06-21

Great story but some key pronunciations need work

A few significant mispronunciations, especially Phaeton (she used something close to the USA version which does not sound right at all, it even has an extra syllable!), a pity as it occurs several times in a single chapter and jolted me every time. This seems to be a common issue with Audible and Georgette Heyer books - a English accent but USA words which are completely wrong.

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It's my favourite

This will put a smile on your face. Expertly read by Susan Jameson many claim this is the best Heyer regency romance.

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  • 13-05-21

Disappointing narration of a delightful comedy

The Grand Sophy is a bubbling comedy and one of my favourites among Georgette Heyer's books. The heroine, Sophy, in particular, has a strong sense of fun. It's read competently by Louise Jameson, but I do miss Phyllida Nash's lightness of touch.

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cXassic Heyer

Great heroine good characters and a very clever storyline.Well read
Highly recommend. You will love it !

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Top notch

Particularly enjoyed this one - I’ve been waiting for the unabridged version to come available on audible for a while. Great characters, fun lightweight plot, and v well read.

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  • 14-04-21

Such fun!

This is such a fun and enjoyable book! I am glad I finally started reading Georgette Heyer.