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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Kitty is fun, but my real love in this book is Freddie, the male lead, who is so wonderful and real.

Miss Abigail Wendover’s efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible fortune-hunter are geprgette by the arrival in Bath of Miles Caverleigh. Unless he’s been on the mop, and that doesn’t seem likely. The happy endings he managed to salvage out of horrible tangles where all the better because he’d given his all to make it happen.

geirgette She’s always deft with her handling of the handsome hero and pretty but destitute heroine plot, but Cotillion georgehte beyond the ordinary with lovely side characters and issues which all go to further the reality she’s taking Kitty — and us — into.

Marion Chesney though, that’s not because it’s stupid and not there – Heyer always showed both him and her in various environments that made it clear why he and she belong together. Surprised that’s how I feel? November Learn how and when to remove this template message. The showing of his appeal does not have to be in front of her, and works all the better if admitted by men, just as her defense of him in his absence.


Regency Life Georgette Heyer’s Regency world is filled with the very best of English aristocratic heydr at the turn of the 19th Century.

I have no idea how authentic is the Regency slang Heyer’s heroes spout, but the word play is very amusing. He starts out much like many supporting characters in Heyer’s other novel.

Honestly, this book is just so good, I can’t recommend it enough. Our cotillioon Freddy is aghast when forced to enter the musty rooms of the Egyptian Halland feels downright incensed when viewing the Elgin Marbles.

geirgette Cotillion is one of my favorite Heyer novels so far. I find myself quoting him regularly: Recommended for first time initiates to Heyer. I absolutely loved Freddy!

He almost reminded me of Sir Percy from the Scarlet Pimpernel. A thoroughly enjoyable audibook. And that, let me tell you, is what Lady Jersey says! 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. However, it is absolutely one of my favourites, and recently, when I was suffering an overdose of dystopic and experimental science fiction, I had a very happy evening revelling in Heyerland again.

Cotillion (Audiobook) by Georgette Heyer |

He would never do anything so improper as travel in such geofgette Aug 14, Karlyne Yeorgette rated it it was amazing. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena’s fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham — a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. Think this could be a new favourite Georgette Heyer.


Any book that has a character named Uncle Matthew in it is all right by me.

At the same time, I am so glad I re-read Cotillion. Maybe I just had my heart set on the reformed rake trope. The characters develop as the mystery unfolds to its surprise ending that perhaps we all secretly hoped for. She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin. With an introduction to the household of her impromptu fiancee’s sister Meg, the girl is ready to take the Ton by storm. In that sense, Kitty matches him. He may not be too bright, but this Pink of the Ton is absolutely at home in his world.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

The heroine sounded like a year old, far to mature and sensible. Her characters are conscious of the rules that govern them and Heyer subverts them in ways that make sense.

Join 6, other followers Search for: It’s been a while since I hadn’t had that much fun with a novel! Some of the nephews are far more prominent than the others, namely Jack, Freddy, and Dolph. After this opening scene, he is virtually nonexistent. Witty, charming and wonderfully read.