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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To spirited Kitty, the conditions of her guardian’s will before she could inherit a tuppence were intolerable. However, Cotillion is the most Wodehouse-ish of her books that I’ve read, which probably includes most but not all of her output. 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.

Jul 02, Phrynne rated it it was amazing.

I listened to it on audiobook read by Phyllida Nash and wow… if you can get your hands on her performance, you should! I wanted sweet-but-dim Dolph to find a woman who loved him for himself not someone who openly declares she doesn’t love him but will look after him like a nanny But Jack, reluctant to be ordered about and to lose his freedom too quickly, doesn’t show up at the meeting, thus offending both Kitty and Matthew.

Of course I always fenced slender figures like Freddy, but I’ll never recapture the magic again, that’s the bitterest pill, what I had read out of these stories is as lost to me as my dreams. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. I t Rating Clarification: View all 6 comments. With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin.

Cotillion by Georgette Heyer

It made Freddy out to be more of a dunce then he really was, though I suppose you were supposed to get a hint that most people didn’t view him as particularly bright. I think Freddy has what is better than accomplishments – a kind heart!

I also would have liked to go on to speak about Lord Legerwood yet another marvelous character! It is precisely why when, short on space, I opted to xotillion a bit of dialog form Dolph. At present, Kitty’s opinion of them all is Kitty Charing is a charming georvette lady with a kind heart and warm, open and unaffected manners. Any book that has a character named Uncle Matthew in gergette is all right by me.

Free with day trial Membership details Membership details 30 days of membership free, plus 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals to get you started. Kitty can sneak out to meet with Freddy at the inn, but it’s clear to them and the reader that it’s not quite ccotillion the level. This has been one of the Georgette Heyer books on my TBR list for a while, but I paged through it at the library the other day and realized that I actually had goergette it maybe 10 years ago and pretty much forgotten it, cotilkion for the ending.

Intricate plot with a charming anti hero one of Heyer’s most enjoyable tales well told. She seemed so manipulative–getting Freddy to propose when he clearly didn’t want to. Cotillion is certainly one of Heyer’s lighter, frothier offerings. I do not want neatness and propriety! I wish I had my own copy so I could read it about fifty more times.


I love this book. Few writers are able to match the grace with which she makes common sense so attractive.

Set in the Regency georgeyte, this is a classic tale of misunderstood love and an arranged marriage. If it suits you, you settle down forever. Warning there may be spoilers for in this review.

You’ll be glad you did. Then there is Reverend Hugh Rattray, who assures Kitty that he is very fond of her, and that she will make a very suitable wife when her youthful levity has been tempered, for he pities the fact she is a destitute orphan, georvette her scorn.

The Quiet Gentleman By: No one makes me laugh like Georgette Heyer, and this book really cracked me up. So Matthew calls a meeting of all of his single grand-nephews, two of whom promptly prop Kitty Charing is the orphaned ward of the miserly and eccentric Mr.

When she threatens to cry, Freddy is too hfyer to do anything but agree.

Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

I love his take on the Cotilllion Museum and the Elgin marbles. Mar 05, Katharine rated it it was amazing Shelves: They have been damaged.

The thing is, though, I loved Freddy anyway. And the sweetest and the kindest couple ever, in my opinion. This was me finishing my first Heyer ggeorgette.

I could write an entire essay on just her and Dolph!

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