Under the heading of “what took so long?” There is a film and a tv series in works, based on the writings of Georgette Heyer, the first, and greatest author of Regency romances. In literary genetics, Heyer would be the direct descendant of Jane Austen.

Written in the early twentieth century, they are delightful. I started reading them in high school, and her novels are some of the very. very few, that I re-read.