Bodice rippers and beyond - 


I'm an avid reader of "Regency romance" and historical romances set in the British Isles in the 18th and 19th centuries. I try to avoid "wallpaper historicals" where the mores and behaviour of the characters are contemporary rather than what would be expected of the period and social class in which their book is supposedly set. Georgette Heyer and Mary Balogh are my favourite authors by far, but I've also enjoyed many books by Loretta Chase, Madeline Hunter, Eloisa James, Jo Beverley, Laura Kinsale, Judith Ivory, Julie Anne Long and many others. 


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