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  • Author:
    Alice Chetwynd Ley
  • ISBN:
    034528979X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0345289797
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  • Publisher:
    Ballantine Books (April 12, 1980)
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    4.2
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The Georgian Rake book. Under her married name, Alice Chetwynd Ley, she published romance novels from 1959 to 1986.

The Georgian Rake book. She was also tutor in Creative Writing, from 1962 to 1984. She was elected the sixth Chairman (1971-1973) of the Romantic Novelists' Association and was named an honoured Life Member. Alice Chetwynd passed away in 2004. Books by Alice Chetwynd Ley. Mor. rivia About The Georgian Rake.

I felt too much time was spent finding out the mystery of the abbey rather than take time to evolve the relationship between Amanda and Charles I sometimes wanted to shout at Amanda come on its not that big of a mystery "its a bunch bored upper class guys playing at being satanists" Amanda was a bit too much at times,she was.

Alice Chetwynd Ley, née Humphrey (born 12 October 1913 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, UK - d. 2004) was a British writer of romance novels from 1959 to 1989. She was the sixth elected Chairman (1971–1973) of the Romantic Novelists' Association and was named honor life member. Born Alice Chetwynd Humphrey on 12 October 1913 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, UK, she studied at King Edward VI Grammar School in Birmingham.

The life and works of author Alice Chetwynd Ley (1913-2004). Alice Chetwynd Ley. 13 May 2018 ·. Alice has a new publisher.

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AUTHOR: Alice Chetwynd Ley. TITLE: Georgian Rake (Corgi Georgian romance series)

AUTHOR: Alice Chetwynd Ley. TITLE: Georgian Rake (Corgi Georgian romance series). PUBLISHER: Corgi Childrens. BINDING: Paperback The story was expertly written and the characters became 'real' and so interesting. I could not put the book down.

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Author Alice Chetwynd Ley. Categories: Fiction. Books by Alice Chetwynd Ley: The Jewelled Snuff Box. 10 9., 10. The Guinea Stamp.

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BlackBerry
(2.5 stars) If this book had been written now in 2015, I would probably have given it 2 stars at most, accused it of being derivative, a bit slow and repetitive, and with TSTL behavior on the part of the heroine (and even her sister on occasion). But this was first published in 1960. That's 55 years ago and very similar plots and very similar TSTL behavior have been found in many of the more recently written HRs, so I'll have to be a bit forgiving.

We have a misunderstood rake (Charles Barsett) here. Mother died at his birth and father never got close to him, blaming him for the loss of the wife. There's a cold aunt who helped raise him, a cousin his age who was the only person besides his nanny he felt close to but to whom he's now estranged. And now he has a rather unsavory reputation as a rake and even as a member of Sir Francis Dashwood's Hellfire Club.

Then there are the Twyford girls, Isabella (20 years old) and Amanda (about 18). Lord Barsett and Lord Twyford have long been friends and believe a marriage between Isabella and Charles is just the thing. Well, maybe. But then there's the girls' longtime friend/neighbor John Webster and Charles' handsome, personable estranged cousin Roger Thurlston, who seems to show up everywhere. And, of course, that intrepid, impulsive Amanda, who decides that Isabella, who's sweeter, more reserved and cooperative, must be saved from the clutches of evil rake Charles.

And so it goes. For me, the plot telegraphed itself too easily and the writing didn't develop the characters very well or very smoothly and, let's face it, Amanda was really annoying at times. I was disappointed b/c I did enjoy the other two Chetwynd Ley HRs available in e-format: The Jewelled Snuff Box and The Guinea Stamp.

(BTW, that "'pon rep!" in the title of my review is an exclamation very overused in the book.)
Unsoo
I bought this novel, 'Master of Liversedge' and 'Jewelled Snuff Box' for Kindle at the same time. 'Master' is the better of the three; I could not finish this nor 'Snuff Box'. I was introduced to the Regency genre by reading the incomparable Georgette Heyer, whose works stand head and shoulders above everyone else's, no matter when published. Accustomed to wit, character development, humor, and plot a la Heyer, I found 'Georgian' uninspired; the characters flat and endlessly repetitive.

I can think of at least five Heyer imitators from the '60's and '70's whose works are superior to Ms. Ley. Those authors have gone sadly out of print, and it is they who deserve to be reissued. Ms. Ley is a less-fluffy version of Barbara Cartland, who was one of the very worst romance authors ever. Reading these stories makes you realize why the Regency genre withered when Georgette Heyer died, only reviving itself when new writers transformed them into the 'bodice-rippers' of today.
Fearlessdweller
Amanda is on her way to London where her parents and older sister already are for the season when the carriage breaks down she sees what she thinks is an old ruin and goes to explore.She is warned away by a man who she finds rude.

Her sister Isabella is in love with the son of the local squire back home,John Webster who asked her to marry him.But their mother wants Isabella to make a brilliant marriage and has convinced her to accept Charles Barsett,whose father is an earl and an old friend of Amanda and Isabellas father.

When Charles was born his mother died something his father has never forgiven him for and was cold to him always comparing him with his cousin.This has led him to live down to his fathers picture of him and put up an cold and indifferent face to the world.His father tells him he should marry and Charles not caring who he marries proposed to Isabella.

Amanda recognizing Charles as the rude man who warned her away from the ruin (actually an Abbey and not a ruin at all) and knowing her sister is in love with someone else and hearing Charles has a reputation as a rake,decides she will unmask him as the horrible man he is.

This will surely make Isabella see he is not someone she should marry.

I found this book just an ok read wich was disappointing as I had been hoping to read this one by Alice Chetwynd Ley for a while and was very happy when I saw it was available as an ebook.

I felt too much time was spent finding out the mystery of the abbey rather than take time to evolve the relationship between Amanda and Charles I sometimes wanted to shout at Amanda come on its not that big of a mystery "its a bunch bored upper class guys playing at being satanists"
Amanda was a bit too much at times,she was always ON I dont mind a spirited heroine but she was just exhausting she didnt really have any downtime.

There were also some typos in this for instance Barsett with regular intervals becomes Barlett.

In the end everything is put to rights in my mind a bit too easily.
Mr_Mix
I have enjoyed Alice Chetwynd Ley's books over the years, but somehow missed this one. I almost passed it by, largely because of grammatical errors in the summary. Realizing the errors were likely Amazon's rather than the now-deceased author's, I bought the book, and enjoyed it very much.
However, it is not a Regency. As the title indicates, it is set prior to the Prince of Wales becoming regent for his incompetent father, George III. It is Georgian in fashion and mood. There's adventure and intrigue, as well as a believable romance. It is well written, and only has a few errors attributable to transcription. Strongly recommended by this teacher of history and literature, and this book is appropriate for middle and high school students to go along with a study of the 18th century. For those seeking light reading, it's an excellent choice for a rainy day!