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Bath Tangle is read by Poppy Gilbert, who appears in The Pale Horse.

Serena Carlow's former love now controls her future happiness.

Serena Carlow's former love now controls her future happiness. 

After her father's unexpected death, Serena's jilted ex-fiancé - the Marquis of Rotherham - is made the sole trustee of her wealth and marriage prospects. 

Eager for an escape, she moves to Bath and encounters her childhood sweetheart, the dashing Hector Kirkby - but will Rotherham approve the match? 

Before long, they are all entangled in a confusion of marriage and manners the likes of which Regency Bath has rarely seen.

©1955 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

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

 

"I've read her over and over and over again." (Stephen Fry) 

"Utterly delightful." (The Guardian)

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I love Georgette Heyer but the reader was terrible

I was so disappointed with this audio. I love Georgette Heyer, but the reader really spoilt the book. she seemed to have no understating of GHs lovely light sense of humour. I didn't like her characterisations, which were overly melodramatic and harsh. She also read way too fast.

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  • Marina Herbert
  • 07-05-2021

Narration was reading not narrating

Unfortunately the narrator sounded as if she was reading rather than narrating a story, no empathy with the words, at times she screeched and i had to remove the ear phones. I have read this book, and all the romances, many times and enjoy many of the audio versions, but not this one, I will not be listening to it again.

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  • M.
  • 25-04-2021

Penguin short-changes Heyer again

Narrator unsuitable in some ways but mainly due to lack of guidance.. Production team has taken no care to ensure correct pronunciation of essential vocabulary. These light Regency tales of Heyer's depend on language, and manners for their entertainment value. An accurate and well-produced recording might have made all the difference.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-06-2021

my first introduction to g heyer 40 years ago

I blame heyer for my still being single
I'm still looking for my Rotherham xx

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  • Ms Zoe Jane Prosser
  • 16-05-2021

Not that impressed

I found it tricky to differentiate between the characters. Particularly the hero and heroine. It was an interesting choice not to soften the heroine's tone. She came off as spiky and uncaring... which is not counter to the text. But it could have been presented differently and it meant both hero and heroine were very unsympathetic.

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  • 17-03-2021

Great Narrator!

Really good! The narrator goes at a good pace and gives a true representation of the characters

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  • Grandma- Gateshead
  • 01-03-2021

Excellent romantic tale satisfyingly long

At first I was unsure of this narration but I advise listeners to stick with it as I was very pleased by the end. I am amazed that Heyer could think up so many plots and often funny characters to continue to charm the reader. This is up with the best.

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