These Old Shades

Style: Good

Attitude: Unobjectionable

Author: Georgette Heyer

Age Range: Mid Teens+

Period: Mid 19th C

Genres:  HistoricalRomantic


The Duke of Avon, a French-English aristocrat, rescues Leon, a Paris street urchin from his brother's abuse by employing Leon as a page. Leon turns out to be Leonie, the legitimate but unwanted daughter of a French aristocrat. Avon uses her to gain his long-awaited revenge on his rival.


Set in 19th century French society with its background of immorality

Tuesday 1st January 2002