Thursday, January 27, 2011

Heyer Romance and Au's Health

Au is not well so we're off to the vet in a few hours for a complete physical including blood tests.  Please purr for us.

Better news is that I've earned the cat biscuits for this month.  If you're in Malaysia, check out the February magazines for my latest features: in Malaysia Women's Weekly I found my runaway husband on Facebook - and discovered he had a second family!,  in Cleo the quiz Where To Shop For Your Ideal Man, and in Her World Have A Laugh!  It's Good For You.



As I'm up to my ears in work, I'm rereading old favourites, particularly Georgette Heyer whose books are being reissued at present.  Heyer (1902 - 1974) wrote murder stories set in her own time, and Regency romances. She was a genius at both.

The first I ever read was Cotillion, an ancient hardback that I found sitting in between Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte in a second hand book shop some years ago.

I'm not too fond of regency romances written today but Heyer's work is exquisite. It's light, funny, and researched down to the bone so you won't find ladies pretending to be maids or anything silly like that.

The first detective of hers I read was Envious Casca where Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard tries to solve a mysterious stabbing that takes place during a Christmas party held in a country home.

Really, if you want something well written that you can sink into, check out Heyer. Here are links to her pages in Amazon US and Amazon UK.

And don't forget to check out my book Blackmail Bride, a tale of passion and mystery set in Scotland. Price RM7.56/US$2.32.  10% goes to Friends Furry Farm, a no kill animal shelter. 

33 comments:

Brian said...

My sisters and I are all purring for sweet Au. Please update when you know something.

mizzyN said...

the first time i heard and discovered 'cotillion' was about 10 years ago in a novel. but when i see the word in print marion cotillard always appears in me head.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Au--we are getting all kinds of sick kitties today. You must be well. We will add you to our purrs.

meowmeowmans said...

We're sorry to hear that Au is not doing well. We are purring and praying. Please update us when you are able!

Katnip Lounge said...

Giant purrs for Au...we sure hope he will be OK!

Mommy LOVES Georgette Heyer! Her prose is unmatched, and I think her dialogue is perfect. How fun that you're another fan!

BeadedTail said...

We're sending Au lots of purrs! We hope he gets well soon!

Boo-Bah said...

I hope Au will be okay. We will definitely say some prayers. It is so hard when our furry ones become ill. That's when I really wish they could talk and tell us what they feel like.
We will be hoping for good news.

Julie said...

Feel better soon Au!

Lorenza said...

I hope Au is doing better now!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Jan's Funny Farm said...

we hope Au is okay. We'll be hoping for good news.

MoMo said...

Purrs for Au. i am sickly too and has an appointment at the vet's this evening.

Heyer was and still is one of SS's favourite writers. She has a witty and entertaining style. Great for a light read.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Purrrrs and prayers to Au!! Get well quick!!
Howdy from your TX furiends,

Simba said...

I will definitely purr for Au. I hope his trouble will be over soon, and there is a simple eplanation for him not feeling well.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Au dear, get well soon, OK? purrr....meow!

Karen Jo said...

I am purring and purring for Au to get well soon.

Herman

Heyer sounds like an interesting author. I will keep her in mind when looking for something to read.

Karen Jo

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry Au is not well - please let us know what the vet says.
We are sending luv & purrs.

Everycat said...

Large rumbly purrs heading over to Au, we hope he feels better soonest!

Whicky Wuudler

Jacqueline said...

We are all purring loudly for Au to feel better soon=best of luck at the vet...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Kea said...

We are sending our loudest, strongest purrs for Au! Please do update us asap.

lokithecat said...

We are purring for you.

Cheri said...

Hope Au is OK! Sending lots of purrs.

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Junior and Orion said...

We are purring ofr Au to have something easy to treat and a quick recovery.

The Island Cats said...

We are purring for Au. We hope he feels better soon.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Au, sending loves and purrs to you and I won't forget you for a second. Ask Mommy to let us know how you are.

Mommy said to say she also has always loved Gogrgette Heyer's regency romances, Exquisite use of the language. Unparalleled.

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, blessings on you, dear au!! we purrs an' purrrays that you will be good-better-best in no time at all!!

Cezar and Léia said...

We are sending good energies to sweet Au!
purrs
Luna - We love LUNA

Old Kitty said...

Me and Charlie came over from the CB cos we heard that Au isn't feeling too well!! :-( We are sending gorgeous Au lots and lots and lots of purrs and hugs! Take care
x

Kat's Kats said...

Au!! You must get better fast!! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders are sending a gazillion purrs & prayers!!

Neri said...

hope au feels better soon! purring really hard (for au) it's alarming people around me.

Melissa B. said...

Oh, hope your kitty is OK! Sending good vibes your way...

The Lee County Clowder said...

Purrrrring for Au. Hang in there, kittie.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We're revving up the purrs for Au! Please get better Au.

KarenMcG said...

"The Boy" and I are adding our purrs for Aug to your ever-increasing stack of them.

We saw at CB that he was eating a bit of chicken. That sounds like a
"good prescription".