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Our Admirable Betty: A Romance

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Title:Our Admirable Betty: A Romance
Farnol, John Jeffery   
(28 of 38 for author by title)
Over the Hills
Not much to look at
Published:   1918
Publisher:Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.
Tags:fiction, romance

A sweet, lighthearted, romantic comedy. This book probably won't be rated high among modern readers, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. No profound themes, no intricate, complex plots, but the characters come alive with dialogue and crisp, minmal description. Betty, with the droop of her lashes and the stamp of her little foot, is one of the most likable—no, admirable—female characters I have ever come across in fiction. If only Betty's like her existed in real life...

—Jim Waller, goodreads [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Farnol, John Jeffery

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Jeffery Farnol (10 February 1878 – 9 August 1952) was a British writer since 1907 until his death, known for writing more than 40 romance novels, some formulaic and set in the Georgian Era or English Regency period, and swashbucklers, he with Georgette Heyer founded the Regency romantic genre.

He published his first romance novel My Lady Caprice in 1907. The success of his early novels led Farnol to become a professional writer. He produced around 40 novels and volumes of stories, and some non-fiction and children's books. His last book was completed by his second wife Phyllis.

Two of his early books, The Amateur Gentleman and The Broad Highway, have been issued in a version edited by romance novelist Barbara Cartland. The Amateur Gentleman was adapted for British film in 1920 and 1936, American film in 1926.--Wikipedia.

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