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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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I work in program and professional development at Virginia Commonwealth University, and I have adored Jane Austen almost all of my life.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

heter Horry Wantage was a lot more cheerful about it, I must say. You know, Kitty, the old gentleman must be in pretty queer stirrups! But, he has no choice but to help, says he, since Kitty’s in it and if she’s in it, so must he! It’s funny and sweet, and my favourite Heyer. Well, that settles it!

Heyyer you for the review. Head-spinningly fast at times. His sister Meg, whose taste in Fashion is questionable; his mother, who spends most of the novel tending to her sick children; and his father, whose encounters with his son are all too brief and rare, add to the deliciousness of this convoluted plot.

Honestly, I wanted to step into the book and tell Kitty to go shopping with Freddy, by all means, to have him offer advice on hairstyles and accessories and drawing room furniture for sure – but really, to marry him? Possibly the most amusing thing I’ve read in awhile. Set in the Regency period, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage. What makes Cotillion unique is that Heyer presents us with a hero who normally doesn’t make the cut in her romances. What should be witty repartee sound turgid and artificial.


One of my favorite scenes was when Freddy was discussing politics with his father. She does not tell Freddy that she really hopes to make Jack jealous and force him to propose to her. Click on image to read the story. No comment on himI don’t want to give anything away!

One of my favourite Heyer’s, brilliantly read and I think I’ve listened to it a least 3 times now. I loved Freddie’s father and his sister, Meg and Dolph was also great fun. I might make this my Second Favorite Heyer Novel. He may not be too bright, but this Pink of the Ton is absolutely at home in his world. I almost didn’t keep reading. All her best efforts though only lead to more complications, to the exasperation of the amiable Freddy Standen, who finds himself plunged deep “in the soup” as his modern alter-ego Bertie Wooster would say.

The Grand Sophy By: To spirited Kitty, the conditio The three great-nephews of irascible Mr.

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Views Read Edit View history. 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. Cotillion by Georgette Heyer.

This is your typical Heyer plot, no doubt about it, but Freddy As boys will be boys. The Real Downton Abbey.

Anonymous 16 September at Meanwhile, the mystery of the Charing-Standen engagement continues to puzzle their friends, since neither Kitty no Freddy show any sign of loverlike behaviour.

I thought she made a lovely heroine, and although she may not have been as feisty and fascinating as Sophy The Grand Sophyor as intelligent and resourceful as Mary Devil’s Cubthe reader is easily won over by her simple kindness and desire to help others.


Kitty is a very likeable but impulsive heroine who creates plenty of opportunities for Freddy to come to her rescue, which he does repeatedly.

Kitty is a young and innocent Cinderella figure who suddenly has money – and a fake engagement to amiable Freddy who takes her to London for the first time. Favourite scene or at least one of them is the description of the family getting ready to go to the seaside for the recuperation of the invalids.

The romantic hero is cotilion 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. You know, Kit, that’s a dashed good book!

Just read the novel Thanks for telling us about the problem. Cotillion is a domestic Heyer, one that focuses on economics and expenditure as metaphors for character. Fortunately for those of us who develop a Heyer habit, her books, cotjllion profuse, are quick reads.

And social propriety is kept in its proper place: Freddy from Cotillion – a different style of hero. The characters are engaging, humorous, and memorable. What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. He wasn’t prideful, cocky, full of himself. Maybe more then Charles in The Grand Sophy. No one makes me laugh like Georgette Heyer, and this book really cracked me up. Not my Favourite but still good I found this not one of the best of Miss Heyers books.

Recommended for first time initiates to Heyer.