The Nonesuch, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (11 ratings)

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Sir Waldo Hawkridge -- wealthy, handsome, eligible, illustrious, and known as 'The Nonesuch' for his athletic prowess -- believes he is past the age of falling in love.

But when he comes North to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding, his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications ...Georgette Heyer won the hearts of a huge worldwide readership with her peerless novels of historical romance - a readership which continues to this day - and in The Nonesuch, all her storytelling skills are in eveidence.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099474388

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Waldo Hawkridge is known as the nonesuch because he is very eligible and handsome. He inherits Broom Hall in the West Riding and finds himself being quite popular with some of the ladies there. However it's one lady who grabs his attention, but can they find love together?It's typical Georgette Heyer fare, great fun and great characters with believable situations. Not her best but even at sub-par she beats a lot of others into the ground.

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5

Sir Waldo comes to Yorkshire when he inherits a rundown property. He is quickly included in the local social activities. He is expected to court the lovely (but spoiled) Tiffay Weil but is much more interested in her governess/companion Ancill Trent.

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3.5

This was a good book. Although the plot was a bit disorganized and weak, the characters were charming and kept the book from becoming a lost cause. I love how Heyer develops the secondary characters - in this case, especially the relationship between Tiffany and Julian - so very well. While the plot structure left much to be desired (it was rambling, and very slow to get moving), I still enjoyed this book a great deal due to the witty dialogue and interesting interplay between the characters.

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1.5

A much cleverer book than I initially gave it credit for, and also hewing much closer to the Austen mode than most of Heyer's. I prefer Heyer when she's embracing her adventure-romance side, not her drawing-room fancies; but nevertheless, <i>The Nonesuch</i> carries through certain themes that I find very satisfying (for instance, the idea that boyish young women are attractive is present here, although not as obviously as in some of her other works).

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1.5

A much cleverer book than I initially gave it credit for, and also hewing much closer to the Austen mode than most of Heyer's. I prefer Heyer when she's embracing her adventure-romance side, not her drawing-room fancies; but nevertheless, <i>The Nonesuch</i> carries through certain themes that I find very satisfying (for instance, the idea that boyish young women are attractive is present here, although not as obviously as in some of her other works).

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