This was Heyer's last regency, and the formula feels a bit worn about the seams. The dialogue has, at times, devolved into caricatures with the characters using so much of her regency cant that they are nearly unintelligible.
However, this quote made me lol.
'And I promise you, ma’am, no one would ever suspect you of being bookish!’
Overwhelmed by this tribute, Miss Wychwood uttered in a shaken voice: ‘How kind of you, Ninian, to say so!’
‘It’s very true,’ said Lucilla, adding her mite. ‘No one could think she was bookish, but she reads prodigiously, and even keeps books in her bedchamber!’
Books in the bedchamber! Quelle horreur!