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These Old Shades

Blind Man's Bluff by Bluestalking

'"I do not play there," Justin answered. "The proprietor could once have been of use to me, and is no longer. Let that queen bee buzz about its business with honey untapped."' Léon gets to stay Léon in this enjoyable futurefic, and Bluestalking pulls off an improbable pairing for him very neatly. I particularly enjoyed the characterisation of the defeated Avon, who gets to be more waspish than he ever is in the novel

[Added 28/05/2012; Romance/Erotica; 2500-6000; Georgette Heyer – These Old Shades]

Rome by Ishafel

'It was not Hugh's battle, but he could not stop himself from fighting.' Nicely written, with beautifully realised characters

[Added 26/04/2006; Romance/Erotica; 1000-2500; Georgette Heyer – These Old Shades]