Plus, a line like this can never go wrong: He found the strings, tugged ruthlessly at them, and cast the offending bonnet aside. Wished it was me, that's all. Can Frederick successfully introduce his faux Intended to his family and Society without having to submit to the Shackles of Marriage? Write me at Thank you for visiting my blog. I'll tell you what Kit: it's a fortunate thing you brought that book! It isn't a modern take, but it shows the variety of people that move in the upper circles of regency society, and that's what makes it good. 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. Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year. Like Cotillion was the first Heyer that I ever read.
And the brilliance of Georgette's creation of him is that this one line, delivered at so violent and thus memorable a moment, tells this story. Heyer's romance novels sold consistently well and had been translated into more than 10 languages by the time of her death. Penicuik, summons his five unmarried nephews to Arnside House, only four oblige him. Hannah Plimstock - sister of a Cit. Not one to take a pet for no reason, but this is the outside of enough, Kit! And I never, never meant to be such a charge on you! Like Am I glad I got the chance to check out the reviews I missed and get in my last minute entries. Matthew Penicuik know better than to ignore his summons, especially when it concerns the bestowal of his fortune.
Lord Dolphington's conversation and behaviour are so strange that one might be tempted to think he has a form of autism were he not a figment of Georgette Heyer's rich imagination. I find it hard to say which is my favourite Heyer Regency. This section was suggested by. Seems to me there's something deuced havey-cavey going on between the pair of you. Freddy, though fond of Kitty, is not in love with her, and he is out of his depth when it comes to countering her will. But as soon as Cousin Freddy comes on the scene, the book takes a most pleasant, comedic turn! As boys will be boys.
It's been a while since I hadn't had that much fun with a novel! My favourite of all Georgette Heyer's novels is Cotillion, and that is saying something, as a Heyer novel is to my adult life as a chocolate Easter egg was to my childhood. Will Kitty, a total Innocent when it comes to London Society, be able to stay out of trouble? Few writers are able to match the grace with which she makes common sense so attractive. Warning there may be spoilers for in this review. The title is clever as well, delineating the romantic entanglements that four couples dance through in the novel - with one couple being a surprise, last-minute addition. This one, oddly enough, I once summarised in longhand on a few sheets of A4 paper while at school, from start to finish. We use the information stored using cookies and similar technologies for advertising and statistics purposes.
I must have read it early in my Heyer days, because I'm pretty sure I didn't understand the main characters, Freddy and Kitty, very well. Miss Catherine Charing is a delightful guide to the Regency landscape, cca 1816. This is by far my favourite of her Regencies. Ah, be still my heart. It's a fantastic plot, really. I have adored Jane Austen almost all of my life. My Lord John 2009 ed.
It is a book about not being that book -- about not being that girl. 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. Did I mention that this was exam week? While trying to solve her own marital status, she is pretty soon involved in the fate of two other couples, each totally unsuited to each other by the standards of the time. Celebrating Georgette Heyer — Day 11 Giveaway Enter a chance to win one copy of Cotillion, by Georgette Heyer Sourcebooks, 2007 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, 2010. Learning French was not one of them, however, and it shows. Kitty is not averse to the idea, as long as the right nephew proposes.
I could not even laugh, though most I miss the love. Like Any book that has a character named Uncle Matthew in it is all right by me. Jack is a little taken aback by the news of the engagement, but thinks rightly that Kitty is just playing hard to get and maybe rightly that he can win her back any time he wants. Wished it was me and not Jack, that's all. Her plan takes her to visit Freddy's family in London, where her kith and kin embroil her in their romantic troubles, sprinkling witty banter with Parisian phrases.
Meanwhile, he's busy trying to make the lovely and innocent Olivia his latest mistress she has a not-so-innocent Mamma. And, really, I wasn't sure on hundred percent how it ends up. Freddy, on the other hand, is more like the boy next door. He is the perfect example of an alpha male in disguise; a well-dr This is a treasure, and was such a pleasure to read! He is marvelous and a big part of how the reader comes to understand Freddy. But he's also a totally good-hearted, stand-up guy, and Kitty's tendency to get into fixes that require some nice guy to rescue her motivates Freddy to step up to the plate and develop new depths.
I've been binge-re-reading Georgette Heyer novels over the past few days which is a sure sign I'm stressed. Heyer's only installment of the Lancaster trilogy, 1975 , went unfinished and was published a year after her death. He starts out much like many supporting characters in Heyer's other novel This is one of the few Georgette Heyer books I own, but haven't re-read in recent years. The following day, I went out and bought Venetia. Resourceful cousin Freddie turned out to be more of a man than Kitty anticipated. Not my personal favorite, true, but good stuff. Just wanted to tell you.