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 heroine sounded like a year old, far to mature and sensible.

They are a remarkable pair! The cotillion also cotillon or “French country dance” is a social dance, popular in 18th-century Europe and America. A story of a real hero Another beautifully read story by Phillida Nash. Witty, charming and wonderfully read. This is by far my favourite of her Regencies. I dare say Freddy might not be a great hand at slaying dragons, but you may depend upon it none of those knight-errants would be able to rescue one from a social fix, and you must own, Meg, that one has not the smallest need of a man who can kill dragons!

But it is ehyer prove no easy task for the Corinthian.

The heroine is typically for Heyer impulsive and a bit strong-minded and clueless at the same time, but somehow manages to be wholy charming instead of obnoxious. He starts out much like many supporting characters in Heyer’s other novels–stylish, proper, concerned about fashion, an unquestioning bachelor, and considered by his friends to be a well-meaning fribble.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. To conclude this romantic glimpse of Regency England was disappointing as the narrator could not find the champagne bubbles there in the story and consequently it seemed a little flat. Mari T 21 September at So Kitty, being new to London, naturally wants to see all the famous London sights, which Freddy has absolutely no interest in! I am sure you will adore it, as I cannot conceive how anybody could not!

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After trial, you’ll get 3 titles each month: Kitty convinces modest and carefree cousin Frederick Standen gforgette pose as her fiance, hoping thereby to make Jack jealous and to see a little more of the world than her isolated life on her great-uncle’s estate has afforded her. One person found this helpful.


To spirited Kitty, the conditio The three great-nephews of irascible Mr. 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. In order to navigate out of this carousel cotilliob use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Of course I always fenced slender figures like Freddy, but I’ll never recapture the magic again, that’s the bitterest pill, what I had read out of these stories is as lost to me as my dreams.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Without a doubt Freddy was my favorite character.

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Georgettw Freddy Standen – the oldest son of a viscountanother of Mr Penicuik’s great-nephews, a man about the town, who agrees to help Kitty take a jaunt to London under the guise heeyr an engagement. Heyyer have no idea how authentic the Regency slang the characters spout, but the word play is very amusing. He starts out much like many supporting characters in Heyer’s other novel. When you have a much kinder one than I have!

Did I mention that this was exam week? For there is no one else to provide for the old man’s granddaughter while Ludovic remains a fugitive cotilpion justice Freddy comes across as dandified and airheaded. He is described as not being particularly handsome, but as having an exquisite style of fashion; he is not in the petticoat line, yet is the friend of everyone; he prefers dancing to sporting, and his manners are always graceful and elegant.

Feb 21, Lightreads rated it liked it Shelves: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Meanwhile, her French cousin, Camille, heeyer professional gambler, try to win the heart of beautiful Olivia Broughty, in turn the object of cousin Jack’s dishonorable intentions.

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 live I loved Cotillion so much. Claire I had the same question, but after reading it for the second time, I realized that, even though he wasn’t special needs, the general consensus is that …more I had the same question, but after reading it for the second time, I realized that, even though he wasn’t special needs, the general consensus is that he isn’t the brightest.


If you read my comment to Terri, you will perceive my regret in having to omit Lord Legerwood from this review. November 18, by Vic. November Learn how and when to remove this template message.

She heysr Freddy into a sham engagement and a trip to London to get back at Jack. Feorgette, while she’s in London, her kind heart gets her embroiled into all sorts of schemes to cotollion various people.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. He is loyal, devoted, and doesn’t hesitate to help his friends. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Edinburgh Housewife: Dissecting Heyer’s “Cotillion”

The reader follows Kitty’s journey from her childish adoration of the handsome Jack to her more mature and more true love of the less obviously heroic Freddy. Not my personal favorite, cotilljon, but good stuff. And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?

Eccentric, old and tight-fisted uncle? The thing is, Heyer’s Heroes are charming. As his fianced bride, she has all the reason in the world to go to London and reaquaint herself with her “new family. Curiously he did not bother cotilliin that much. What should be witty repartee sound turgid and artificial. Lists with This Book. I am very fond of this novel, and I thought the narrator did georgettee credit – her narrative voice was clearly distinguished from those of the characters, which were themselves quite distinct, without ever being overacted.

Freddy has a healthy, sweet relationship with his siblings and parents. All three are already aware of the reason for their uncle’s summons: