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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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My favourite Georgette Heyer novel. Great characters, plenty of humour and an excellent heroine. Couldn’t fault the narration by Louise Jameson.

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Thoroughly enjoyable

One of my very favourite by Georgette Heyer - a joy from start to finish!

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  • Nadia
  • 14-04-2021

Such fun!

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

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  • TW
  • 13-06-2021

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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  • BM
  • 13-05-2021

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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  • JaneM
  • 16-07-2021

Sophy is grand!

One of my all time favourites from Miss Heyer. Funny and lighthearted. Almost but not quite on a par with A Civil Contract.

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  • Rosemary Swords
  • 22-06-2021

Heyer is marvellous

Georgette Heyer is as always unutterably brilliant, and this story is among her best. the voice performance was reasonable, and didn't detract from the story too much. It wasn't great though, at times accents were misplaced, the servants for example should not have a cockney twang. lady ombersley's character was too commanding, in the book she is written as much more frail. some of the humour was missed by odd word emphases, but all in all a reasonable performance.

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  • kateminescooke
  • 14-06-2021

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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  • Grandma- Gateshead
  • 03-06-2021

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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  • 05-05-2021

cXassic Heyer

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

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  • j_miller
  • 05-04-2021

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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