The Foundling

The Foundling A Diffident Young Man Of 24 Years, Easily Pushed Around By His Overprotective Uncle And The Retinue Of Devoted Family Retainers Who Won T Let Him Lift A Finger For Himself, The Gilly, The Seventh Duke Of Sale, Sometimes Wishes He Could Be A Commoner One Day He Decides To Set Out To Discover Whether He Is A Man, Or Only A Duke Beginning With An Incognito Journey Into The Countryside To Confront A Blackmailer, He Encounters A Runaway School Boy, A Beautiful But Airheaded Orphan, One Of Literature S Most Appealing And Well Spoken Comic Villains, And A Series Of Alarming And Even Life Threatening Events From Which He Can Extricate Himself Only With The Help Of His Shy And Lovely Fianc 4.75 stars, just short of being a top favourite Dear friends, readers, and fellow Georgette Heyer lovers,I am really, really surprised at the low popularity of The Foundling amongst the Heyerites I don t recall anybody ever featuring this wonderful gem of a book in their top favourite Heyer reads In fact, I barely recall anyone even recommending it Perhaps y all need to go read it againI am glad you think I have countenance, dear Gilly I want only to be worthy of you To be worthy of me4.75 stars, just short of being a top favourite Dear friends, readers, and fellow Georgette Heyer lovers,I am really, really surprised
The Foundling isa coming of age story than a romance The Duke really needed to learn to assert himself and after managing to slip away from all those people who care for him, he does exactly that.I loved most of it The moment Harriet hears about Belinda not so much It was uncomfortable to re
I m normally quite chary of stars, and don t award full marks to anything that isn t objectively good So, in my reviews, four stars and below are subjective, while five stars are reserved for the best of the best I ve made one exception for Frederica, and I find myself forced to make another for The Foundling The Foundling tells the story of the Duke of Ware, a shy, retiring boy of twenty four who has been cosseted and coddled until he could sc
The very first Georgette Heyer I have read at the coaxing recommendation of my wife who I believe is in some secret underground Georgette Heyer fan club In a few short words I would say The Foundling is a fast paced, witty, humorous, well written book that I enjoyed very much Georgette Heyer writes each character of this large cast so they are instantly recognizable Most of the characters are over the top, but that is the fun of this novel The unbelievable situations and turns in the plot ar The very first Georgette Heyer I have read at the coaxing recommendation of my wife who I believe is in some secret underground Georgette Heyer fan club In a few short words I would say The Foundling is a fast paced, witty, humorous,
Sometimes rereads are A Very Good Thing.I was very young when I originally read this I didn t much care for it The hero came across as a bit of a wuss it was faran adventure than a romance Also the teenage me found Gideonappealing than Gilly.On rereading I now think this is one of GH s best Regencies The story line is skillfully done for anyone who feels the romance was perfunctionally done I would say view spoiler that the engagement between Harriet Gil Sometimes rereads are A Very Good Thing.I was very young when I originally read this I didn t much care for it The hero came across as a bit of a wuss it was faran adventure than a romance Also the teenage me found Gideonappealing than Gilly.On rereading I now think this is one of GH s best Regencies The story line is skillfully done for anyone who feels the romance was perfunctionally done I would say view spoiler that the engagement between Harriet Gilly was necessary as a motive for why Gideon should be in a hurry to supposedly murder his cousin hide spoiler subtly at the end both the reader Gilly realise that view spoiler he can t manage on his own he needs the sweet capable Harri
This is a romance only in the sense that the hero is happily settled with his lady at the end of the book really it is an adventure and, I suppose, a journey of self discovery, although I m sure Georgette Heyer would never use or approve of such a navel gazing term In his travels, Gilly encounters Tom, a magnet for mischief of all kinds, Belinda, a beautiful, empty headed girl wh
What an adventure This novel was totally Heyer ish Witty, enjoyable It had my attention from the start to the end Simply splendid Heyer showed here her best pen, why she was so good writer of amusing and loved books.There lacked only a romance The main hero had his heroine, but their interactions were a little at the beginning and then at the end But I can easily forgive her this lack because the story was so engrossing that a romance wasn t necessary.I agree with Anne I typically ten What an adventure This novel was totally Heyer ish Witty, enjoyable It had my attention from the start to the end Simply splendid Heyer showed here her best pen, why she was so good writer of amusing and loved books.There lacked only a romance The main hero had his heroine, but their interactions were a little at the beginning and then at the end But I
This is reallya coming of age novel than a romance there is a romance, of course, but it takes a distant second place to Heyer s account of how her hero, Gilly, Duke of Sale, goes adventuring, in a smartly paced plot, and frees himself from the confinement of his family and his title The romance wasn t much and I actually found Gilly s romantic
This is a fun one to re read With every new approach I gain new sympathy for Gilly, and there s always great satisfaction when he grows some ovaries in the end, and stops letting people boss him around so much. This book was adorable Just adorable I was so proud of Gilly Heyer paints a wonderful sweet and believable portrait of a young man treated like a child all his life and yet still finds he has the heart of a man, and a g