The Foundling, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The shy, young Duke of Sale has never known his parents, Instead, his Grace Adolphus Gillespie Vernon Ware (Gilly for short) has endured twenty-four years of rigorous mollycoddling form his uncle and valet.

But his natural diffidence conceals a rebellious spirit.

So when Gilly hears of Belinda, the beautiful foundling who appears to be blackmailing his cousin, he absconds with glee.

No sooner has he entered this new and dangerous world than he is plunged into a frenzy of intrigue, kidnap and adventure ...For over fifty years, Georgette Heyer was the undisputed queen of historical, romantic fiction.

The Foundling shows all of her wonderful talents at their best, and how she won a huge audience that continues to this day.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099468066

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Lots of fun in this one as Gilly, Duke of Sale, discovering that one of his cousins is being blackmailed and determined to escape from the oppressive care of his guardian and his servants, sets out on an adventure. Things don't go as planned, and Gilly ends up caring for the beautiful Belinda, the foundling of the title and Tom, a schoolboy on the run from his annoying tutor.

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Public service announcement for all goodreads friends and followers: I promise that my latest Heyer binge is almost at an end. Be patient: soon I'll be back to reading random crap I find on the street.<br/><br/>...So anyway, this book is a coming-of-age story, not a romance. It's lovely to read about Gilly coming into his own (even if there is a little bit of a children's book quality to it), and Liversedge is a pretty awesome/lovable villain. Belinda and Tom were a bit tiresome, so I can't really go above 3.5 stars here. But Gilly and Harriet: the sweetest! Gilly and Gideon: also the sweetest! I'm pretty sure they all lived happily ever after.

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