A cotillion is a Regency dance where you change partners, and Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion is a Regency Romance where everybody twirls and. 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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I loved the cool and collected way he helps them out! Highclere Castle Floor Plan: It sounds like you had geyer very similarly obsessive response to Heyer as I did when first discovering her. Rereading it a second time, it struck me that this really is much more a comedy than a romance, even though the plot centers around several romantic entanglements.

After trying this one ‘just to see if they are any use’ I was hooked. After browbeating one of the nephews into a fake marriage proposal, Kitty proceeds to do exactly that, armed with an illustrated guide of the points of interes in the metropolis: This novel also had wonderfully developed characters and great secondary characters and romances.

So ignoble a thought will not for an instant be permitted to obtrude! Phyllida Nash is a wonderful narrator, and “Cotillion” is one of Heyer’s most sparkling books.

Finding so young and pretty a girl as Amanda wandering unattended, Sir Gareth Ludlow knows it is his duty as a man of honour to restore her to her family. Nevertheless, Kitty begs him to propose to her and invite her to London to reintroduce her to his parents, whom she has not seen for some time.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

Well, if this don’t beat the Dutch! With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Any ads that appear on this site were placed there by WordPress. Beautifully read by Phyllida Nash, this is one of Georgette Heyer’s most light hearted stories.


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You can watch Persuasion online. He is the perfect example of an alpha male in disguise; a well-dressed gentleman with not much in his brainbox at least that was everyone’s perception, including his. Freddy from Cotillion – a different style of hero. Jack Westrutherthe rake Kitty has been in love with since childhood. One can easily cotillion the characters and the book is even funnier read aloud.

Cltillion friendship with the lowborn Olivia is due to her naivete and good nature, and she’s rightfully scandalized by the opera that the Broughtys take her to. Learning French was not one of them, however, and it shows.

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Some expected some not but altogether a really good read. He watches over the heroine but doesn’t boss her around.

See 1 question about Cotillion…. Cotillion is a Regency romance novel by Georgette Heyer that was released in There is just something about a good Georgette Heyer book. He is quite simply everyone’s friend but no ones crush. It’s a good typical Georgette Heyer read.

But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community. Quite a bit of humour in this storyline. If you would like to share a new site, or point out an error, please email me. Wished it was me and not Jack, that’s all. In particular, the dashing rake Jack.

That others come to appreciate, and respect, his new-found capacity for action isn’t nearly so important as realizing, himself, that he is perfectly capable, and willing, to do what must be done to see to the comfort of his friends and the people he cares about.

Kitty Charing is the ward of the miserly and cantankerous Mr Penicuik who decides to leave her his fortune if she will agree to beyer one of his great nephews. At first, I wasn’t too pleased with the book, but I warmed to it after the first couple of chapters. When I first read Cotillionten or so years ago, I thought it was pleasant but forgettable. I’ve listened to this book at leat 30 times and I still love it when Gforgette need to laugh!! Naive country lad Kit Charing’s obstreperous and stingy guardian has made it clear that the boy will inherit nothing unless Kit marries one of her nieces: This is my first book by Georgette Heyer.


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I agree with the listener who points out that the narrator’s voice is a bit too much of “a certain age” for the main characters, but I think her excellent reading compensated for that – at least to my ears of a certain age. Although I was pleased with the ending. And when Kitty’s generous heart leads to all sorts of unintended troubles, there is only one man who can rescue her from more than one dreadful fix and pick up the pieces of her plotting.

Pride and Prejudice Economics: I realized as she grew that the plan was just naivete and not pure manipulation, and everything turned out well in the end. Which effectively made I love, love, love, Freddy!!! Instead, he is a much more simple, yet much more loveable character. Join 6, other followers Search for: Heyer must have been in a playful mood when writing Cotillion, as she does surprising things in this novel: I listened to it on audiobook read by Phyllida Nash and wow… if you can get your hands on her performance, you should!

Eccentric, old and tight-fisted uncle? It never fails to cheer me up. Preview — Cotillion by Georgette Heyer.