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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Breathlessly whirling with Georgette Heyer’s Cotillion

The heroine sounded like a year old, far to mature and sensible. Learning French was not one of them, however, and it shows. Published November 4, Appalled by her uncle’s heartless ultimatum, Kitty heedlessly flees Arnside and finds refuge in a nearby inn, where she happens to meet up with Freddy Cotilpion, who was just on his way to Arnside.

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.

Curiously he did not bother me that much. Freddy patiently squires Kitty around London his reactions at being forced to tour the sights of London with her are one georgettte the highlights of the story.

But of course, Freddy wasn’t the only character who made this book. Nothing much happens, there’s no real drama or climatic denouement, and everything pretty much works out to the good for all concerned.


Yet in Freddy, I think you see one of Heyer’s most brilliant creations. While Alpha heroes are very sexy and I love them, they are soooo unrealistic. Miss Catherine ‘Kitty’ Charing – the heroine.

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Miss Abigail Wendover’s efforts to detach her spirited niece Fanny from a plausible cotilloon are complicated by the arrival in Hwyer of Miles Caverleigh.

To spirited Kitty, the conditio The three great-nephews of irascible Mr. There are two characters in particular that make me laugh, Freddie, a straight forward no nonsense man, a little slow on the uptake but with a good heart and Dolph, we would today call home as having Special needs, but endearing and not quite as thick as his other family members would believe.

Without a doubt Freddy was my favorite character. The side plot twists, which the hero and heroine tie up very neatly on their way, are hilarious.

Newer Post Older Post Home. I read this many years ago and remembered geeorgette it. Any ads that appear on this site were placed there by WordPress. I regret having to take this action.

This is such a pity as it makes the story’s dialogue seem stilted.

Cotillion: A Review of a Georgette Heyer Novel | Jane Austen’s World

They straight cotillkon call him stupid. A nonsuch would have known he was going to win, and therefore his willingness would not be as brave. But Kitty has other ideas It isn’t a modern take, but it shows the variety of people that move in the upper circles of regency society, and that’s what makes it good. However, I thought the narration was not suited to the book.


He may not be too bright, but this Pink of the Georgete is absolutely at home in his world. Freddy, cotilllion fond of Kitty, is not in love with her, and he is out of his depth when it comes to countering her will.

I will definitely start looking for Heyer audio books. The rich uncle hopes that by bequeathing his entire estate to his orphaned ward, Kitty, he will force his favorite nephew, Jack, to vie for her hand in marriage.

Wished it was me, that’s all. Unless he’s been on the mop, and that doesn’t seem likely. The unconvensional and quite unexpected hero, but you can’t help but to love him too. Particularly jarring in the thieves’ cant and sporting jargon adopted by the ton, instead of rich and colourful language, sounds artificial and stilted.

He does not, however, answer the summons to go to Arnside. Cancel anytime and keep your audiobooks. A pretty set cotiloion bubble-merchants they must be, the fellows that look after place!