Cotillion : Gossip, scandal and an unforgettable Regency romance

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If you love Bridgerton, you'll love Georgette Heyer!

'The greatest writer who ever lived' Antonia Fraser
'One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer's books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen's' Joanne Harris
'Georgette Heyer is second to none' Sunday Times

Kitty Charing's life-changing inheritance comes with a catch.

Her eccentric and childless guardian, Mr. Penicuik, is leaving Kitty all of his vast fortune - but with one condition. She must marry one of his five grand-nephews.

However, Kitty's clear favourite - the rakish Jack Westruther - doesn't appear at all interested in the arrangement. To make Jack jealous, Kitty impulsively convinces his cousin, the kind-hearted and chivalrous Freddy Standen, to enter into a pretend engagement.

But the more time she spends with Freddy, the more Kitty wonders whether Jack is the right choice after all...

'Fabulously witty' Stephen Fry
'Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes . . . Utter, immersive escapism' Sophie Kinsella
'Wonderful characters . . . rapturously romantic' Katie Fforde

Readers love Cotillion ...

***** 'This is a Heyer novel, so of course I expected to enjoy it, but I hadn't planned on falling totally head over heels in love with it!!'
***** 'If I was stranded on a desert island, this would definitely be one of the novels I would want with me!'
***** 'This is one of Heyer's best books featuring one of her very best characters, that of Freddie Standen.'
***** 'Clever, cute, and so light and carefree it practically bounces.'
***** 'Cotillion quickly moved to the top of my favorite Heyer books.'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 234g
  • Arrow Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 9780099474371
  • 54,305

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"A writer of great wit and style ... I've read her books to ragged shreds" Kate Fenton Daily Telegraph
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"A writer of great wit and style ... I've read her books to ragged shreds" -- Kate Fenton Daily Telegraph "Georgette Heyer is unbeatable" -- India Knight "Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to" -- Katie Fforde "Charming and comic with plenty of romance" -- Kati Nicholl Daily Express "Georgette Heyer deserves the recognition implicit in her inclusion in the Naxos Classic Fiction list, and Cotillion is an excellent first choice. Her funniest book, it is a plucky-innocent-reforms-rake parody, written in her prime in 1953 ... Heyer immersed herself in 18th-century literature" -- Christina Hardyment The Times
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About Georgette Heyer

Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, who made the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Although most famous for her historical novels, she also wrote eleven detective stories. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.
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4.08 out of 5 stars
- 15,755 ratings
5 38% (6,064)
4 37% (5,778)
3 20% (3,204)
2 3% (545)
1 1% (164)
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