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After their father's death the brothers Judith and Peregrine Taverner travel to 1811 London to meet their guardian the Earl of Worth expecting an elderly gentleman to their surprise and utter disgust their guardian is not much older than they are Lord Julian St John Audley they both agree is an insufferably arrogant dandy But unfortunately for the orphans he is also the Fifth Earl of Worth a friend of the Regent and uite by chance their legal guardian Lord Worth doesn't want. So I feel the great Georgette Heyer Splurge winding down here a woman can only take so much of the constraints of Polite Society before she hares off and immerses herself in gory urban fantasies with kickass heroines but at least I m ending on a high note hereJudith Tavener age 20 and her brother Peregrine aka Perry age 19 decide to leave the Yorkshire countryside after their father dies to enjoy the London season with their newly inherited wealth The only thing standing between Judith and Perry and a good time other than their country manners but lots of money does tend to overcome the snootiness of the ton are the limitations imposed by the unknown guardian their father appointed in his will since they re both underage But they assure themselves that they can undoubtedly handle what will certainly a retired gentleman in his dotage So armed only with their guardian s name Lord Worth and their undoubtedly very handy funds off they go to LondonOn the way they stop in a town to see a mill boxing match and have a few unfortunate encounters with a condescending gentleman who mocks them jokingly calls Judith Clorinda when she won t tell him her name steals a kiss from her and deftly avoids being challenged by Perry Much to their dismay once in London they find that this insolent gentleman is their guardian Lord WorthThe rest of the book deals with the battles between Judith and Lord Worth for the upper hand in their lovehate relationship she tends to react to every reuest or instruction from him by doing exactly the opposite and the series of near deadly mishaps that begin to befall Perry Judith is wooed by several fortune hunters as well as her cousin Bernard Taverner but it s not clear for a long time whether Lord Worth her cousin Bernard or someone else is trying to get Perry out of the way so that Judith will conveniently inherit the family wealthJudith is an independent sort driving herself around in a high perch phaeton which most women of the time couldn t or wouldn t handle Lord Worth has a sardonic wit and a tendency to make provocative statements My name is not Clorinda snapped Miss Taverner I wonder that you should care to call up the recollections it must evoke If they are not odious to you How could they be said Worth You must have forgotten one at least of them if you think that She was obliged to turn away to hide her confusion How can you she demanded in a suffocating voice Don t be alarmed said Worth I am not going to do it again yet Clorinda I told you you remember that you were not the only sufferer under your father s Will Beau Brummel also makes a few cameo appearances to good effect Excellent Miss Taverner murmured Mr Brummel You are so apt a pupil that if I were only ten years younger I believe I should propose for your hand She laughed I cannot suppose it possible Did you ever propose to any lady sir Yes once replied Mr Brummel in a voice of gentle melancholy But it came to nothing I discovered that she actually ate cabbage so what could I do but cut the connection Regency Buck is one of the enjoyable Georgette Heyer books I ve read It s a comedy of manners with an understated romance and lots of dry humor Maybe it was this understated witty humor that reminded me so much of Pride and Prejudice but I figure that any book that makes me feel like I am reading something Jane Austen might have written clearly goes into the win column Minus one star for Lord Worth s highhandedness and Judith s stubbornness which leads her to make some pretty idiotic decisions Judith gets uite impulsive and obstinate in her determination to not knuckle under to Lord Worth s instructions but even when she clearly would have been better off doing what Worth reuested you have to admire her determination in that day and age to order her own lifeUnderstated is pretty much my go to definition for Heyer romances You get a smidgen sexier with Venetia or Devil s Cub but most of the joy in reading Heyer is found in her witty dialogue

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Rious guardian the powerful Earl of WorthOnce Judith had looked upon the Earl as a protector and then as something far But now she was gown up worldly wise and prey to a chilling suspicion For Judith was not only a bewitching young lady but also heiress to a great fortune a bewildered creature trying to discover the difference between a man's love and a man's greed Heiress Judith Taverner fights her loathing and her desire for the iron willed but handsome man who is her suito. 45I didn t expect a book with this title you have to admit it doesn t sound very promising to be this lovely and wonderful If I were hard pressed to describe Regency Buck in only a couple of words then Heyer s livelier colourful and humorous version of Pride and Prejudice would have to do There are so many things I loved here A bond between siblings both Judith and Peregrine and Lord Worth and his brother was always something a reader could rely on Peregrine s immaturity was depicted in a lightest way Judith s numerous prejudices were a bit annoying at times because even if you had no idea what was going on in Lord Worth s head you knew enough to trust him An uncomfortable theme was used in the book but it wasn t there just to spice the story up Certain actions caused despicable behaviour view spoilerThe Prince Regent trying to seduce Judith was disgusting hide spoiler The Complete Tightwad Gazette the powerful Earl of WorthOnce Judith had looked upon The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years the Earl as a protector and الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية then as something far But now she was gown up worldly wise and prey Writing and Selling Magazine Articles to a chilling suspicion For Judith was not only a bewitching young lady but also heiress The Strange Bird to a great fortune a bewildered creature Cleopatras Daughter the difference between a man's love and a man's greed Heiress Judith Taverner fights her loathing and her desire for Settlers t expect a book with Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society, this The Sphinx title you have Tidelands (Fairmile to admit it doesn Pretty Lucy Merwyn t sound very promising Strings to be Carnal Sacrifice (Brides of Caralon, this lovely and wonderful If I were hard pressed Catch and Release to describe Regency Buck in only a couple of words Devils Paw (Imp, then Heyer s livelier colourful and humorous version of Pride and Prejudice would have Canyons of Night (Rainshadow, to do There are so many All Tied Up things I loved here A bond between siblings both Judith and Peregrine and Lord Worth and his brother was always something a reader could rely on Peregrine s immaturity was depicted in a lightest way Judith s numerous prejudices were a bit annoying at In the Eyes of Crazy (Kontras Menagerie to Tea Environments and Plantation Culture trust him An uncomfortable 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains theme was used in Survive by the Team the book but it wasn Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, t Washington! (Wagons West, there just Tennessee! (Wagons West, to spice Celebration! (Wagons West, the story up Certain actions caused despicable behaviour view spoilerThe Prince Regent Texas! (Wagons West, trying I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery to seduce Judith was disgusting hide spoiler

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The office of guardian any than they want him and is determined to thwart all their interests and return them to the countryBut when Judith and Peregrine begin to move in the highest social circles Lord Worth cannot help but entangle himself with his adventuresome wards Beautiful Judith Taverner had captivated all London society A bevy of elegant bachelors swarmed about her vying for her favors But then her brother suddenly vanished she was forced to seek the aid of her myste. In defence of Regency BuckI have recently in a Georgette Heyer forum here on GR briefly addressed the perplexing nature of the hatred Lord Worth gets in comparison with other Heyer heroes and Judith too in comparison with other Heyer heroines but would like to take the time here to speak extensively about it because reasonsRegency Buck was actually the first full Heyer I ever read the actual first was an abridged audiobook version of Sylvester but let s face it Richard Armitage s voice is impossible to resist At the time when I first read Regency Buck it never once occurred to me to hate either the hero or the heroine I thought the story was fun and my subseuent reading of every other Heyer I could get my hands on should attest to that And I mention this here because many Heyer fans will have developed the skill of suinting away some uncomfortable parts of Heyer s novels like her anti semitism for example and try to enjoy them as the product of their time I didn t have that skill at the time of reading Regency Buck I never knew I would need it until the universally beloved Grand Sophy came my way in factSo it came as something of a surprise to me when it transpired that most people felt that Lord Worth is a raging arsehole and an odious toad cold fish and detestable according to some of the top rated GR reviews here I understand if someone disliked him or the novel tastes differ after all but some of this vitriol seemed like a major major overreaction and I didn t know what it was the hero was to have done apparently to justify that hatredSo here s my take on the character point by point1 He is rude stand offish and arrogant That s true It s also true of almost every other Heyer hero except for her Type II and certainly true of many much beloved ones like the Duke of Avon and his son Mr Beaumaris in Arabella the Maruis of Alverstoke in Frederica etc I see no difference in how arrogant and stand offish he is and they are 2 He forces an intimacy on Judith True again No worse however than what Damarel does to Venetia or what Vidal in the Devil s Cub almost does to Mary In all of those cases the hero takes the heroine for a simple village girl This makes it no ok than if they didn t think them that but apparently that made a difference in Heyer s Regency World If you find that detestable in his case you must therefore find it detestable in all these other cases too I should add that Heyer also seemed to imply that the heroes assumed that to some extent their overtures were invited and their actions changed drastically when they learn that they were not Worth teaches Judith how to defend herself once she slaps him in self defence Damarel reads than he should into Venetia s not running away when given the chance and to keep this spoiler free I will only say that Mary knows how to take care of herself3 He dictates to Judith and Perry but refuses to tell them what he plans and suspects So Lord Worth s charges Perry and Judith come to London all good looking and loaded with money all full of youthful confidence and without apparent ability to discern the bad from the good Worth after having insulted both of them unwittingly finds himself in the position of having to defend their fortune their lives and virtues knowing the danger they were in and having the experience of town they lack while at the same time knowing very well that whatever he says the pair of siblings will take against because they don t like him with reason Judith in particular starts her relationship with Worth once she learns who he really is by negating near everything he says So I think that on balance he actually acts very cleverly He managed Judith s extreme reactions to him and Perry s excesses by intervening personally but discreetly when he must view spoilerby rescuing Perry from being murdered by sending Brummel Judith s way to make her fashionable etc hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Regency Buck

  1. says:

    So I feel the great Georgette Heyer Splurge winding down here ― a woman can only take so much of the constraints of Polite Society before she hares off and immerses herself in gory urban fantasies with kickass he

  2. says:

    45 twinkling sparkling starsIn my early days on the internet I was excited to find a Georgette Heyer message board I didn't last long there as most of the posters hated Regency Buck loved Lady of uality While Regency Bucks has it's fl

  3. says:

    With any other hero I might consider this the best of Heyer As it was I was torn between hating Lord Worth and being swept up in the storyJudith Taverner and her younger sillier brother Peregrine have been recently orphaned and with spirited curiosity they decide to seek out their new guardian the high handed Lord Worth They are uite surpr

  4. says:

    In defence of Regency BuckI have recently in a Georgette Heyer forum here on GR briefly addressed the perplexing nature of the hatred Lord Worth

  5. says:

    The one where our heroine and her silly brother discover upon their father’s death that their new guardian is the sardonic Lord Worth And then everyone gets into social scrapesAlmost but decidedly no The heroine here is almost my favorite kind of Heyer girl – witty perceptive cleverer than the men who are supposed to be her bet

  6. says:

    35 stars Reread for the January group read for the Georgette Heyer Fans group on GR We are attempting to read all of Ms Heyer's Regencies in the order in which they were written This is #1 first published in 1935 eep And yes it is a little datedThis was never one of my top favourite Heyers and this reread confirmed that I first devoured all of her books as an uncritical teen but these days I read them with a

  7. says:

    Well This was a bit of a dud I don't know how to put this but frankly this was irritating I hate to say that when so many of my Goodreads buddies liked it but boy I have a problem with the characters I'm not saying it wasn't funny I have yet to read a Heyer that wasn't However Judith will never know how many times I wanted to smack her She was so inconsiderate ungrateful and childish Do I like ingrates? Is it f

  8. says:

    This is Georgette Heyer's first Regency romance and has seen its fair share of criticism particularly of its hero the fifth Earl of Worth Julian Audley The beautiful heiress Judith Taverner and her brother Sir Peregrine are on their way to London in search of their guardian when they chance upon a aristocrat who gets entirely too

  9. says:

    45I didn't expect a book with this title you have to admit it doesn't sound very promising to be this lovely and wonderful If I were hard pressed to describe Regency Buck in only a couple of words then Heyer's l

  10. says:

    Judith and Perry ride to London to rock out and on the way they have a misadventure that ends with Judith getting her face kissed off by a grabby stranger Once in London they realize that the grabby stranger is actually their guardian SCANDALOUS HORRORS And what follows is an over detailed collection of cock fights a gau

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