William Heinemann is publishing in October a Regency short story collection, Snowdrift and Other Stories, by late historical romance novelist Georgette Heyer, including three newly-discovered tales.
The collection comprises Heyer's romantic stories from the Regency Period, which feature rakes and rascals, heirs and orphans, beauties and bachelors, romance, intrigue and escapades and duels at dawn. Notably it also includes three newly discovered stories, not seen since 1939, which are publishing for the first time.
The book publishes on 20th October at £9.99 and is said to be "a treat for all fans of Georgette Heyer, and for those who love brilliant short stories evocatively told".
Heyer has authored over 50 books. Her first novel, The Black Moth, which published in 1921 was written when she was 17 to amuse her convalescent brother. Her last novel was My Lord John (Arrow) that was first published posthumously in 1975. Although best known for her historical novels, she also wrote 11 detective stories. She died in 1974, aged 71.