Pistols for Two, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (4 ratings)


Affairs of honour between bucks and blades, rakes and rascals; and affairs of the heart between heirs and orphans, beauties and bachelors; romance, intrigue, escapades and duels at dawn: all the gallantry, villainy and elegance of the age that Georgette Heyer has so triumphantly made her own are exquisitely revived in these eleven stories of the Regency.

Georgette Heyer's historical accuracy and eye for a wonderful story of romance is unequalled, and in Pistols For Two we can see the skills which won her a devoted audience that continues to this day.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099476382

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Borders the book store is closing and this book was on sale at a 70% discount. I’d pay full price for it. Heyer is quite rightly said to be the queen of regency romance; other imitate, only Heyer succeeds. These short stories have all the regency romance staples, run-away heiresses, mistaken identity, arranged marriages. All wrapped up in a way that leaves you wishing for more. As Margaret Drabble says on the cover of this book, “ I owe [Heyer] many happy hours” and this will add many more. A fantastic book.

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Entertaining little stories, maybe a useful 'sampler' of Heyer. I prefer a solid novel and she never disappoints there. I thought a couple of these stories were a little underdone.

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Short stories, which I always expect to like more than I do. I think that in general short story collections tend to not hold to a second reading for me. [Sept. 2010]

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Heyer's right; her short stories are not as good as her novels. In short stories she can really only fit in the romance. You don't get her fab cast of characters, the plot twists and turns, the heaping of crazy situations that the characters get themselves caught up in.

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