This is closer to 3.5 stars. As a companion to Heyer's novels, it's invaluable. Kloester makes frequent references to characters and events from the books when she's discussing aspects of Regency society, and I think the only way it could be more useful in that respect is if there were some sort of index so you could look up facts in reverse (though this would be a truly major endeavor and probably better suited to a database). She's also got an extensive list of recommendations for further reading. What I wasn't fond of was that she said she'd written her thesis on Georgette Heyer and had access to all these letters and research Heyer did, and I wish she'd used more of that in her book. It's a popular rather than scholarly text, and I suppose I shouldn't fault the book for being something it isn't, but I was still a little disappointed. If you're looking for actual research on the Regency era, pick this book up and use the recommended reading list at the end. If you want something to help you understand some of the more arcane aspects of Heyer's novels, this will be perfect for you.
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