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Powder and Patchby Georgette Heyer
Synopses & Reviews
This early, unusual romance by Georgette Heyer features a young country gentleman driven by jealousy to transform himself into a sophisticated dandy to win the lady he loves.
In the glorious days of the mid 18th century, sophisticated men wore high heels, powdered wigs, and plenty of lace. Philip Jettan, however, is just a stolid country gentleman, happy with his estate, plainspoken, and plainly dressed. When a London dandy visits the neighborhood and attracts entirely too much attention from Philip's beautiful young neighbor Cleone Charteris, Philip goes to Paris to learn how to become what he thinks Cleone wants. When he encounters Cleone again, he is powdered and patched, and Cleone discovers a preference for the simple, plainspoken gentleman he used to be. Now that he has transformed for her sake, it's up to her to understand her own heart
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Our Georgette Heyer display of the Sourcebooks reprints has been a huge success, not only to those early fans like myself, but to many new readers who appreciate her style and wit. Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC
Reading Georgette Heyer is the next best thing to reading Jane Austen. Publishers Weekly
Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to. Katie Fforde
From the pioneer of the modern Regency genre comes this charming story of an English belle who yearns for a refined, aristocratic husband--everything Philip Jettan is not. But Philip is determined to change her mind.
Georgette Heyer is unbeatable
For her, he would do anything...
Plainspoken country gentleman Philip Jettan won't bother with a powdered wig, high heels, and fashionable lace cuffs, until he discovers that his lovely neighbor is enamored with a sophisticated man-about-town...
But what is it that she really wants?
Cleone Charteris sends her suitor Philip away to get some town polish, and he comes back with powder, patches, and all the manners of a seasoned rake. Does Cleone now have exactly the kind of man she's always wanted, or was her insistence on Philip's remarkable transformation a terrible mistake?
What readers say:
Charming, charming, charming. And highly readable
Witty dialogue and well-developed storylines-even Jane Austen could do no better.
Scintillating and very human love story by an author of exceptional talents.
Ms Heyer's effervescent wit and obvious ability to tell a good and humorous story is already evident, making Powder and Patch an enjoyable and worthwhile read.
This story sparkles with witty dialogue and wonderful descriptions of costumes and festivities of the 1700s. I re-read it at least once a year and I enjoy it as much as the first time, again and again
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