Venetia

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.60 hours)
Product Number: Z100044972
Released: Mar 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781843798606
Narrator/s: Phyllida Nash
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Description

Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalises and horrifies the whole community. Has she found her soul-mate, or is she playing with fire?

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CD
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Author(s): Georgette Heyer
Narrator(s): Richard Armitage
Genre: Romance
Product Number B00786
Released: Apr 01, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843793793
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Author(s): Georgette Heyer
Narrator(s): Phyllida Nash
Product Number DD14991
Released: Nov 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843798590
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Author(s): Georgette Heyer
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Product Number EB00599218
Released: Apr 01, 2015
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ISBN: #9781402266379

Professional reviews

"Phyllida Nash is in rare form as she performs HeyerÕs quintessential Regency romance. In the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, in Yorkshire, well-bred Venetia, age 25, encounters her rakish neighbor, Lord Damerel, while riding one day. Despite his libertine reputation, Venetia falls into a fast friendship with him. Their dialogue is full of witty repartee, wonderful classical and Shakespearean references that slide off NashÕs agile tongue without hesitation. Nash is perfectly in sync with the passions of the Regency period as cultured words are ÒejaculatedÓ (HeyerÕs favorite verb) from each characterÕs lips. Chaste by todayÕs standards, this romance, with its surprise ending, dramatizes VenetiaÕs desire to live just outside the norm. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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