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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The Quiet Gentleman By: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Miss Catherine ‘Kitty’ Charing – the heroine.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

Recommended for first time initiates to Heyer. Another one I loved was Meg, Freddy’s older pregnant sister, who made a very good companion and friend for Kitty, and who had random mood swings.

I loved that Freddy seems at first a bit ridiculous himself, and maybe stupid, but he turns out to be perfectly suited to the society he lives in, perfectly capable of getting Kitty out of any scrapes she gets into, and of orchestrating everyone’s happy endings.

Heyer is a delightful author for all ages, with wonderful characters and good plots. Kitty is the duckling ready to assume her swan plumage, and does she ever in this escape from Cranky Manor where her guardian has kept her in the severest of conditions. Customers who bought this item also bought. Well, that settles it! Heyer’s research is meticulous and paints a rich picture of Georgian life as a background to the story. He wasn’t an amazing whip or a brilliant boxer or any of the stuff Heyer’s heroes usually are of course, he always dressed perfectly, that seems to be a must for a Heyer Hero but he had a sweetness and a incorruptibility that I loved.


Edinburgh Housewife: Dissecting Heyer’s “Cotillion”

She thinks he is insufferably arrogant. She lives in the Delaware Valley with her husband and two cats. Cotillion – Finished, Spoilers Allowed Dec 25, Uncle Matthew expects that Kitty will marry Jack Westruther, his favourite great-nephew, and Kitty would be only too happy to comply: Half cotillioh fun of reading Ms.

If you are looking for a book to read during the Thanksgiving holidays, I cannot recommend Cotillion enough, for its conclusion is as satisfying as its very promising beginning. Freddy could very well be out there–realistic and dreamy at the same time–and as Kitty says: Georgetet of the top three Georgette Heyer — and that’s saying something.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How I missed this one in the 25 years that I have been reading this author, I have no idea- because I thought I’d read them all.

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. Kitty is a naive, caring country girl who convinces mild-mannered Clark Kent – oops, I mean Freddy to engage in a fake betrothal with her so she can escape her miserly adopted uncle and enjoy some time in London. That explains a lot.

Got too kind a heart! Kitty really was quite adorable.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion – Kate Macdonald

Yet now I find it even more brilliant. 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. Freddy undergoes a strong metamorphosis as he begins to recognize his own ability to manage his world and put his imprint on it.


The unconvensional and quite unexpected hero, but you can’t help but to heher him too. Ok, just for Cotillion alone I may become a Heyer fan after all. You know, Kit, that’s a dashed good book!

And that leaves Jack, romantic, devastating, dashing and uncontrollable, and he will not be told when and where to make a proposal ueyer marriage, especially since he feels sure that Kitty, who has adored him since childhood, will be his for the taking whenever he feels ready to drop the handkerchief.

Certainly didn’t plan on marrying. You can watch Persuasion online.

Makes me giggle just thinking of it. Jul 06, Emilia Barnes rated it it was amazing Shelves: A lot of my fellow Heyer fans love this one so I might give it another try sometime, when my TBR pile gets a little less daunting or I’m really in the mood for an old-fashioned Regency read.

I still cannot fathom why they describe this book as a fairy-tale plot or light as a bubble, cotilliob it’s always easy to see why men could enjoy her subtle, super-understated, now-hardly-visible romances. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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