The Quiet Gentleman, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


When Gervase Frant, Seventh Earl of St Erth, returns at last from Waterloo to his family seat at Stanyon, he enjoys a less than welcome homecoming.

Only Theo, a cousin even quieter than himself, is there to greet him - and when he meets his stepmother and young half-brother he detects open disappointment that he survived the wars.

But the dangers of the Lincolnshire countryside are quite different to those of the battlefield.

Georgette Heyer was the most successful and best-loved novelist of her day, and The Quite Gentleman displays all the skills which won the hearts of her large and enduring audience.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099476375

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It was in the 1960s when I was a teenager that I read this. I loved it. Reading it again some 40 years later I STILL love it - total reading comfort food. GH is the best!!

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A fast and funny read. The Frant family are brilliantly self-absorbed and selfish, which leads to some hilarious moments, especially from Gervase's step mother, who will stick to her train of conversation, no matter what. But there is a dark side to this, Gervase's younger half-brother Martin, who resents Gervase's inheritance of the title and the estate may be trying to kill Gervase. Brilliant.

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