A cotillion is a Regency dance where you change partners, and Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion is a Regency Romance where everybody twirls and. Cotillion [Georgette Heyer, Phyllida Nash] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Sparkling — Independent on Sunday A literary bubble bath. 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 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. Paperbackpages. He starts out much like many supporting characters in Heyer’s other novel. Unfortunately, despite being rather in need of funds, the prideful minx Jacqueline resists, refusing to engage with this marriage plot.

Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

My husband and I have now read this book together twice and he loves it just as much as I do. It’s definitely gratifying in its own way, but it wasn’t what I was looking for at the time. I love this book!

I also though the relationship between Lord and Lady Legerwood was lovely. It is a book about not being that b Regency.

All three are already aware of the reason for their uncle’s summons: 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. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


Kitty really was quite adorable. Honestly, this book is just so good, I can’t recommend it enough. Unless he’s been on the mop, and that doesn’t seem likely. Young and pretty heiress? Daresay it ain’t any use telling you, but – well, there it is! Against his will and his protests, the heroine This is my first book by Georgette Heyer. Posted by Mrs McLean at It wasn’t, perhaps, as rollicking funny as The Grand Sophy, but it was certainly better than Arabella, and overall I strongly reccomend it.

This site uses cookies. What makes Cotillion unique is that Heyer presents us with a hero who normally doesn’t make the cut in her romances. That explains a lot. When you have a much kinder one than I have! I will definitely start looking for Heyer audio books. Mr Matthew Penicuik – a gouty and irascible old man who made a fortune draining the Fen country.

I listened to it on audiobook read by Phyllida Nash and wow… if you can get your hands on her performance, you should!

Edinburgh Housewife: Dissecting Heyer’s “Cotillion”

Well, that settles it! Then let me explain.

Cootillion would be a great novel to recommend to anyone who hasn’t tried Heyer yet. Articles lacking sources from November All articles lacking sources Pages to import images to Wikidata. Did I mention that this was exam week?

Not bookish, but smart enough when he needed to be, and not at all like the romantic heroes of romantic novels. Jul 02, Phrynne rated it it was amazing. And then comes along comes Freddy.

This page was last edited on 22 Augustat Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 7th, And the scenes between Freddy and his father! She wasn’t even one of those “perfect part of the time with an occasional issue”. He ends much more in the typical heyerian mode of someone who is comfortable in his world and well able to shape it to his needs and desires. This is by far my favourite of her Regencies.


Freddy Standen is rich, good-natured, unaware of Uncle Matthew’s intentions, and has no intention of marrying. View all 18 comments. Kitty Charing is the orphaned ward of the miserly and eccentric Mr. 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?

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

I think they could do it, if it wouldn’t require so many scenery changes- the action moves REAL fast. Freddy is fantastic, and I especially love how he deals with cotillkon confrontation at the end. London, EnglandUnited Kingdom. It sounds like you had a very similarly obsessive response to Heyer as I did when first discovering her.

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 protection of his name and his “education” he promises to educate her!