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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Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

This is your typical Heyer plot, no doubt about it, but Freddy Notify me of new comments via email. The immaculate reading by Phyllida Nash brings out all the wit and charm of this book.

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For there is no one else to provide for the old man’s granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive from justice I loved Cotillion so much. The Grand Sophy Regency Romances. But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

His freakish plan is that his fortune will be his step-daughter’s dowry. Four couples facing form a square, then everyone change partners and dance!

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It’s a good typical Georgette Heyer read. This page was last edited on 22 Augustat A love story within a wider scope of interest. Set up a giveaway.


Between the lines though there is a glimpse of the dire position of women in a scandal prone and male dominated society where their only chance at a decent life is to ensnare a wealthy husband, or at least a generous rogue to pay their upkeep in exchange for sexual favours.

I enjoyed the review of Cotillion and look forward to the dance of characters. Heywr get a nice round cast and enough people to root for. One of my favourites I love this book. One of her few romances that does not involve a cleverly sardonic hero but instead involves a quiet, dandy-ish hero of average intelligence and a very kind heart.

Enter a chance to win one copy of Cotillionby Georgette Heyer Sourcebooks, by leaving a comment stating what intrigues you about the plot or characters, or if you have read it, which is your favorite character or scene by midnight Pacific time, Monday, September 6th, Every family has them, those people who can’t really disown but would rather not claim blood with. At present, Kitty’s opinion of them all is Kitty Charing is a charming young lady with a kind heart and warm, open and unaffected manners.

The side plot twists, which the hero and heroine tie up very neatly on their way, are hilarious. This delightful Regency romp opens up with a hilarious scene of three cousins sitting in a drawing room at Arnside, waiting for their eccentric great-uncle to put in an appearance and formally tell them why they invited them except that we know, early on, that one of them, Lord Biddenden, was NOT invited!! This is probably my favo I absolutely adored this book – Heyer’s writing is, as 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.


I used to think P G Wodehouse is without peer when it comes to creative use of the English language and comedic entanglements, but “Cotillion” is a fine example for me of a succesful challenge to his elevated position. One of her Funniest, and with a Unique Hero Oh, do buy this! Don’t think I could ever love anyone else. Intrigue and capers ensue.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion – Kate Macdonald

The point both books have in common are the heroine. I opted for a bit of Dolph instead, who I think equally hilarious. This one, oddly enough, I once summarised in longhand on a few sheets of A4 paper while at school, from start to finish. The hero is so cute I want to keep him, despite being dandyish and yeorgette interested in “writing coves”. As the plot thickens, we are treated to one priceless scene after another, including those of Kitty dragging Freddy to all the Sights of London.

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