|Date(s):||16 August 1902 – 4 July 1974|
|Country of Origin:||Britain|
|External Links:||Georgette Heyer fanworks on AO3|
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Known best for her impeccably researched and wittily written romances, Georgette Heyer essentially invented the historical romance genre, especially its subgenre, Regency romance.
Influences on fandom
Although her books are generally set in drawing rooms rather than more overtly adventurous settings, she is considered one of the canon sources for the Age Of Sail fandom.
Stories based on Heyer's books (especially The Masqueraders, and the series that starts with These Old Shades) are perennially requested at Yuletide. A Livejournal community, corinthians, is dedicated to Heyer fan fiction.
- Georgette Heyer fanworks on Archive of Our Own
- The Regency Encyclopedia, with facts and maps.
- thefourthvine reviews Heyer's The Masqueraders. Includes snippets like "Apparently she was trying to win the hotly contested "Most Cross-Dressing in a Single Author's Collected Works Created After 1616" title." and "So basically Heyer, who did not like persons of even the vaguest queerness, let her id talk her into writing what amounts to a gay romance. I find this deeply satisfying."