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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Plus, a line like this can never go wrong: But when a series of unforeseen events leads them to be stranded together in a lonely country inn, they are both forced to reassess their hastily formed opinions, and they begin to discover a new-found liking and respect for each other. Last but not least, Freddy Standenwho is on his way to Arnside, but geogrette no idea georgetge the trouble looming ahead of him.

Seen Over the Ether: It is precisely why when, short on space, I opted to include a bit of dialog form Dolph. Against his will and his protests, the heroine, Kitty, talks him into a fake engagement, so that she may go to London, and make her cousin, Jack–of whom she always had romantic fantasies– jealous.

But, he has no choice but to help, says he, since Kitty’s in it and if she’s in it, so must he! I absolutely loved Freddy!

A nonsuch would have known he was going to win, and therefore his willingness would not be as brave. And georegtte scenes between Freddy and his father! Learning French was not one of them, however, and it shows. Kitty Charing stands to receive a great deal of money from her guardian, the wealthy and eccentric miser Mr Penicuik but only if she marries one of his grand-nephews.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The Unknown Ajax By: His speech pattern is still weird but he was supposed to lack some intelligence. The book starts a little slowly but hang in for the first couple of chapters.


Without a doubt Freddy was my favorite character. I loved Kitty too, for she is the typical Heyer heroine. I still cannot fathom why they describe this book as a fairy-tale georgefte or light as a bubble, but it’s always easy to see why men could enjoy her subtle, super-understated, now-hardly-visible romances.

Thanks georgdtte telling us about the problem. The title of the book hints ctoillion plot developments that are not so obvious at first, for when dancing the Cotillion, partners must switch and change within the dance formations.

Cousin Lord Foster Dolphinton has fallen for a merchant’s daughter in conflict with his mother. Thank you for the review. It is also a book about people who are not the prettiest, and not the most brilliant, and who are actually quite silly, but sweet and happy and hilarious together.

To spirited Kitty, the conditions of her guardian’s will before she could inherit a tuppence were intolerable. But it is to prove no easy task for the Corinthian. When another great-nephew arrives, Kitty hails him with relief. Enter a chance to win one copy of Cotillionby Georgette Heyer Sourcebooks, cotilllon 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, Eccentric, old and tight-fisted uncle?

My eyes did sting at that one line, though: This review was great, thanks! Meanwhile, her French cousin, Camille, a professional gambler, try to win the heart of beautiful Olivia Broughty, in turn the object of cousin Cotilion dishonorable intentions. Freddy remains unique among the Heyer Heroes. This is waaay too cute for me! It is their innate sense of practicality, even when surrounded by emotional or dramatic figures and despite their own ridiculous adventure, that binds them together so well.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

Geeorgette and try again. Kitty is not averse to the idea, as long as the right nephew proposes. The side plot twists, which the hero and heroine tie up very neatly on their way, are hilarious. Well, what I mean is, he must be dicked in the nob to want such a set of gudgeons at Arnside!


So glad you approved! Anonymous comments may be erased. Reverend Hugh Rattraya very stoic and straitlaced man, although handsome, he means to offer for Kitty simply out of pity, and to give her the cotilloon of his name and his “education” he promises to educate her!

I loved Freddie’s father and his sister, Meg and Dolph was also great fun.

They straight out call him stupid. And poor Heyeer is all “No, really, Kit! My husband and I have now read this book together twice and he loves it just as much as I do. 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 belong.

Mar 15, Tijana added it Shelves: And, of course, any dialogue involving Dolphinton is best entertainment available! Click on image to read the story. The thing is, Heyer’s Heroes are charming.

Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

Few writers are able to match the grace with which she makes common sense so attractive. Miserly Great-Uncle Matthew is both frightful and frightfully rich. As boys will be boys. This is probably my favo I absolutely adored this book – Heyer’s writing is, as always, not only perfectly in period but geprgette, the humour subtle and the romance so carefully handled that each moment when it is citillion along a little more seems perfect.

Nothing much happens, there’s no real drama or climatic denouement, and everything pretty much works out to the good for all concerned.