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Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. View all 5 comments. I think Cotillion made me laugh out loud more than any other Heyer novel. While some words made me dive for the dictionary valetudinarian, cicisbeoit is mostly heyrr the bubbling conversation that the talent of the author really shines: I was new to Georgette Heyer at the time, and also my expectations cotilliom been set by Devil’s Cubprobably one of Heyer’s more romantic books, what with the hot and hot-tempered hero chasing the reluctant heroine all over creation be still, my heart.

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. I just love Freddy Standen, he turns out to be such a surprise.

Kitty, on the other hand, doesn’t really grow or change except in relation to her understanding of, and appreciation for, Freddy. You don’t feel you could marry me instead?

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. The plot of this wonderful book is also so clever hdyer engaging! An online Regency novel in serialized form. Pencuik really desired — his favorite, the rakish Jack Westruther — and he has failed to put in an appearance.

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So glad you approved! It’s funny and sweet, and my favourite Heyer. She mocks her own storybook heroes. He is polite and respectful but shrewd in his own way. You will love all her books, but I think Cotillion must stand out as one of the best. I should have known better. Jul 06, Emilia Barnes rated it it was amazing Shelves: Four happy couples emerge at the conclusion, each having been expertly led through an intricate set of steps that gracefully lands them precisely where they heuer.

Eccentric, old and tight-fisted uncle? 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. They are light, funny, entertaining and oh so smart.

That’s what it says on the cover and that’s what you will find between the covers of this delightful comedy of manners from the pen of Georgette Heyer, whose accomplishments in the recreations of the The cotillion also cotillon or “French country dance” is a social dance, popular in 18th-century Europe and America.

Long-suffering but pleasantly surprised father? When I first read Cotillionten or so years ago, I thought it was pleasant but forgettable. The romantic hero is a foppish but steadily inoffensive guy, someone your parents love after the first 30 minutes though in those first 30 minutes they raise an eyebrow at his “voluminous driving-coat, embellished with several shoulder-capes” No one makes me laugh like Georgette Heyer, and this book really cracked me up.


I remember too much too well, except for how it felt back then.

It’s been a while since I hadn’t had that much fun with a novel! What Heyer is really good at is depicting regency society without going off the rails, as so many contemporary writers do. Uncle Matthew is heyef very unique character — definitely eccentric.

Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

The story cotilllon set in Kind Freddy is my favorite. Just wanted to tell you. So ignoble a thought will not for an instant be permitted to obtrude! The real delight of Cotillionfor me, is seeing Freddy not only shoulder the responsibilities that come his way but also seeing how others, especially his father, note this and react.

Wednesday, 16 September Dissecting Heyer’s “Cotillion”. Cotillion is one of my favorite Heyer novels so far. Freddy is fantastic, and I especially love how he deals with the confrontation at the end.

I opted for a bit of Dolph instead, who Heyeer think equally hilarious. Shipment to continental US and Canadian addresses only.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

I completely concur — totally delightful! And thus begins the shenanigans. Few writers are ab Just lovely! And just look at this, Kit!