Birthplace of Georgette Heyer

Birthplace of Georgette Heyer

Novelist Georgette Heyer was born here.

Location: 103 Woodside, Wimbledon, SW19 7BA

Description: This was the birthplace of novelist Georgette Heyer (1902-1974), best known for her witty and inventive romance novels.

Heyer became a global publishing phenomenon, by the 1970's selling a million copies each year in Britain alone. Among her 56 published novels best-sellers include Devil's Cub (1932), Friday's Child (1944), The Grand Sophy (1950) and Frederica (1965).

Noted readers included Cilla Black, AS Byatt, Germaine Greer and the Queen. Comedic writer Stephen Fry unveiled a blue plaque here in 2015 stating I first discovered Georgette Heyer at school and was completely hooked. She is a fabulous, witty writer who captured the life and language of Regency England superbly. I am delighted to see her honoured with an English Heritage blue plaque.

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Birthplace of Georgette Heyer

Novelist Georgette Heyer was born here.

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