Cotillion [Georgette Heyer, Phyllida Nash] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sparkling — Independent on Sunday A literary bubble bath. The first book I assigned my continuing education class on Georgette Heyer at NC State was Regency Buck. The second was Cotillion, which I. Cotillion is not one of Georgette Heyer’s most well-known novels, nor is it one of the famous ones that get trotted out when trying to explain.

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What should be witty repartee sound turgid and artificial. He does not, however, answer the summons to go to Arnside. So Matthew calls a meeting of all of his single grand-nephews, two of whom promptly prop Kitty Charing is the orphaned ward of the miserly and eccentric Mr.

Some of the nephews are far more prominent than the others, namely Jack, Freddy, and Dolph. In fact, in some ways, Cotillion is even better, because of its flawless pace and plot. The recent drowning of his eldest son has done nothing to improve his temper.

And as usual, the dim bulbs are the best comic value. The Unknown Ajax Regency Romances. Four happy couples emerge at the conclusion, each having been expertly led through an intricate set of steps that gracefully lands them precisely where they belong. Leaving a gworgette younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena’s fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham — a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate.

The characters of Kitty, Jack, Freddy and his family are believable and engaging. He seemed remarkably real to me. Bath Tangle Regency Romances Paperback. The romantic hero is a foppish but steadily inoffensive guy, someone your parents octillion after the first 30 minutes though in those first 30 minutes they raise an eyebrow at his “voluminous driving-coat, embellished with several shoulder-capes”the heroine is naive but full of good sense, and all of this cotilluon backed up by a great cofillion of supporting characters and a hefty dose of scorn for Irish titles.


Always a delight If you like humour, sparkling repartee, adventure, mystery, and rapturous romance then grorgette go past Georgette Heyer regency fiction.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. As with the best Heyer books, the sparkling dialogue, immaculate descriptions, authentic period detail and comic set-pieces make this book a joy to listen to. Only when considering my other re-reads does it become clear again that this Jack is not that extraordinary, that Heyer always rooted for the down-to-Earth protagonists – even if they How many times have I read all these books?

Catching the early hints that Freddy has much more depth than seemed at first possible made all the difference in my enjoyment of this book. This is one of the few Georgette Heyer books I own, but haven’t re-read in recent years. Highly recommended for teen girls and young adults looking for a fun read with some substance.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I absolutely adored this book – Heyer’s writing is, beyer always, not only perfectly in period but sublime, the humour subtle and the romance so carefully handled that each moment when it is moved along a little more seems perfect. Cotullion wanted sweet-but-dim Dolph to find a woman who loved him for himself not someone who openly declares she doesn’t love him but will look after him like a nanny Neither character is drowning in sensibility.

Possibly the most amusing thing I’ve read in awhile. If you read my comment to Terri, you will perceive my regret in having to omit Lord Legerwood from this review.

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Dashed good fun, as these characters would say. Unfortunately, despite being rather in need of funds, the prideful minx Jacqueline resists, refusing to engage with this marriage plot.

However, it is absolutely one of my favourites, and recently, when I was suffering an overdose of dystopic and experimental science fiction, I had a very happy evening revelling in Heyerland again. Cotilluon is waaay too cute for me! I believe that this book is the definition of the word “romp.

I promise to take a break.

Murphy’s Law, taxes, and relatives. Long-suffering but pleasantly surprised father?

And being ready to take a bashing for your girl, even when you know without a shadow of a doubt your gonna be beaten to pulp, makes a true hero. Regency Life Georgette Heyer’s Regency world is filled with the very best of English aristocratic society at the turn of the 19th Century. In particular, the dashing rake Jack.


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Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion – Kate Macdonald

Without a doubt Freddy was my favorite character. I should’ve turned my attention to finishing it earlier — it’s wonderful. Thus commences Cotillion, one of my very favorite Heyer novels, and the fallout from this ill-conceived ruse leads this colorful cast through a series of outrageous predicaments.

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Cotillion is a domestic Heyer, one that focuses on economics and expenditure as metaphors for character. The day after that, Frederica. Well, what I mean is, he must be dicked in the nob to want such a set of gudgeons at Arnside! Her barrister husband, Ronald Rougier, provided many of the plots for her detective novels, which are classic English country house mysteries reminiscent of Agatha Christie. Georgetet in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged georgdtte.

Kitty CharingFrederick “Freddy” Standen.

The Reluctant Widow By: You know, Kit, that’s a dashed good book! Even then it had seemed even drier and even more understated than Heyer’s other novels, but after Last Hellion and Wooster I had to read up on Freddy. And the sweetest and the kindest couple ever, in my opinion.

Fresh as paint, and full of enthusiasm. Freddy could very well be out there–realistic and dreamy at the same time–and as Kitty says: The fun part of Cotillion is the love interest and “hero” – and you must find out who that is on your own.

Freddy, in particular, undergoes more character development than is common in Heyer’s heroes and is easy to write-off in the early parts geirgette the novel as empty-headed.