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Devil's Cub Hardcover – Aug 1 1998


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yestermorrow Inc; Reprint edition (August 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1567230490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1567230499
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 21.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,067,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lana Sims on Sept. 10 2002
Format: Hardcover
The prequel to this novel, These Old Shades, is my all time favorite novel, the joining of the worldly yet innocent Leonie with her beloved Satanas, Duke of Avon. Vidal, the Devil's Cub, is the expected product of this union, with all his mother's charm and passion combined with his father's wickedness. Naturally, his natural mate is not another tempestuous woman, but the highly intelligent, pragmatic Mary, the perfect foil for his impulsive personality. Heyer's subtle humor is at its best in this novel, her depiction of England and France historically accurate. And of course, its a joy to revisit Leonie, her Monseignor, Rupert, and others from These Old Shades. Now, if only they would reissue These Old Shades...
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Format: Kindle Edition
I believe I have read all of Georgette's regency novels and I have found the original "These Old Shades" and this this sequel to be the most worthy of several reads.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a sequel to These Old Shades, being about the son of the Duke of Avon and Leonie. Dominic's wild behavior and bad temper earn him the nickname Devil's Cub. When he crosses pathes with a sweet, practical miss, he has met his match! A mad romp starting in London, going through Paris and ending in the French countryside, this is a must read for Heyer fans.
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By June on April 13 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The first Georgette Heyer book I've read was....Arrabella and April Lady. I didnt like them much to be frank. The romance wasn't that...romantic....Im more of a X-rated book reader XD But after reading Devil's Cub,expecting to be bored and dissapointed,I was amazed at how good it was. There was no sex.....and yet it was such an interesting book. It touched me...made me laugh....and made me cry sooo much!!! This has been the best book I've ever read. I also read all of Jane Austens book,I heard Georgette Heyers was like Miss Austen...but Heyers is so much more romantic!!!!
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By A Customer on Aug. 16 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I admit to being hooked on Regency romances and historicals, and it's all Georgette Heyer's fault. The first one I ever picked up at the age of 13 was her novel 'The Grand Sophy', the second one was 'Venetia', and there was no looking back. She invented the Regency romance novel and although there are many newer authors I enjoy and collect, GH remains the best, the funniest, the most skillful at drawing vivid characters and using authentic period slang. She is often imitated, but never equaled, IMHO. Heyer's historical research was so thorough (unlike many later imitators) that one of her novels is included in the recommended reading booklist on Napoleonic warfare at Oxford University.
'Devil's Cub' is part of the only trilogy she wrote -- 'These Old Shades' is the first, 'Devil's Cub' the second, and 'An Infamous Army' concludes the family history. I am glad to see these being reissued, and hope that younger readers will also enjoy Vidal's father, the extraordinarily menacing Duke of Avon, and his irrepressible and beautiful mother, Leonie. Vidal and Mary have a classic first-I-hate-you, then-I-love-you, relationship; yet the turns and twists are not only amusing but believable.
Buy this and enjoy it, but be forewarned -- you may start collecting all of her novels!
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