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Powder and Patch TO WIN HER HAND, HE MUST BECOME WHAT HE DESPISESCleone Charteris S Exquisite Charms Have Made Her The Belle Of The English Countryside But Cleone Yearns For A Husband Who Is Refined, Aristocratic And Who Is As Skilled With His Wit As He Is With His Dueling Pistols Everything Philip Jettan Is Not As Much As She Is Attracted To The Handsome Squire, Cleone Finds Herself Dismissing Philip And His Rough Mannerisms.With His Father S Encouragement, Philip Departs For The Courts Of Paris, Determined To Acquire The Social Graces And The Airs Of The Genteel And Convince Cleone That He Is The Man Most Suited For Her Hand But His Transformation May Cost Him Everything, Including Cleone. This is Georgette Heyer s second published novel, originally published under the title The Transformation of Philip Jettan in 1923 Philip, a straightforward, plainly dressed country gentleman, gets totally shot down by Cleone, the girl he loves, for not being sophisticated enough So he gets in a huff and hares off to Paris to learn how to be a charmer in the Georgian period which means white wig, makeup face powdered, rouge, strategically placed beauty patches on the face , fancy clothes This is Georgette Heyer s second published novel, originally published under the title The Transformation of Philip Jettan in 1923 Philip, a straightforward, plainly dressed country gentleman, gets totally shot down by Cleone, the girl he loves, for not being sophisticated enough So he gets in a huff and hares off to Paris to learn how to be a charmer in the Georgian period which means white wig, makeup face powdered, rouge, strategically placed beauty patches on the face , fancy clothes and high heels, and also learning to sweet talk the ladies.Ooh la la It s a Cinderfella type of story, and Philip once he s finally convinced to go along with the fashions of the time throws himself into it wholeheartedly Within six months, he s fluent in French, suave with the
This is the third book GH wrote she completed it in an incredible three weeks I ve always been all over the place with this novel.There are a lot of things I like about it but the assertion by the author that woman want to be mastered um, no we don t And until I read the awful I thought this was GH s least likeable heroine that Philip one of GH s sweet heroes really deserved better.But I ve now been married a life time over thirty years to a lovely fellow who takes no int This is the third book GH wrote she completed it in an in
Totally silly.If it weren t for the fact that this book clocks in at only 183 pages, I would have consigned this to the did not finish shelf However, by the time I got fed up enough with it to actually stop reading, it lacked only a few chapters to finish, so WTH.I suppose having a good majority of the book in French might possibly have something to do with my dislike of the novel Don t get me wrong French is a beautiful language, and long, long ago I even took it in high school But for t Totally silly.If it weren t for the fact that this book clocks in at only 183 pages, I would have consigned this to the did not finish shelf However, by the time I got fed up enough with it to actually stop reading, it lacked only a few chapters to finish, so WTH.I suppose having a good majority of the book in French might possibly have something to do with my dislike of the novel Don t get me wrong French is a beautiful language, and long, long ago I even took it in high school But for the life of me only a few words remain in my vocabulary and memory , so to have a book dedicate long passages in French without translation was frustrating
I started off really liking this book as I m a huge fan of Georgette Heyer It s one of her shortest novels and flies along as an easy read It begins in the countryside with a couple of families Cleone is the daughter of one such family She has no siblings and is almost isolated from all persuits outside of the village she lives in Philip is the only son of another of the village His father was a great dandy in his day and lived life to the full However, once he married he settled down and I started off really liking this book as I m a huge fan of Georgette Heyer It
I think the saving grace for this book was that it was a short read Once again I am addicted to the over the top, melodramatic language of the era and the pleasure it brings me is why I will always come back to the genre It is what I enjoyed here as well However, there was something mi
I ve only begun reading Heyer s books as of late last year and can honestly say that so far every single one has been a source of pure delight No surprise Powder and Patch followed suit in keeping me well entertained This book, sweet, short, hilarious, with its oh so French flair was completed in one sitting.The book is about Philip Jettan, son to the extravagant Maurice and nephew of Tom The latter are both highly fashionable men, who are well known in high society whereas the good natured I ve only begun reading Heyer s books as of late last year and can honestly say that so far every single one has been a source of pure delight No surprise Powder and Patch followed suit in keeping me well entertained This book, sweet, short, hilarious, with its oh so French flair was completed in one sitting.The book is about Philip Jettan, son to the extravagant Maurice and nephew of Tom The latter are both highly fashionable men, who are well known in high society whereas the good natured, but somewhat simpleton and rough on the edges Philip, leaves much to be desired.Philip is, however, the loving flame of Cleone, a neighborhood friend and great beauty Cleone, along
This is my first Georgette Heyer and I really regretted that I started with this book I should have heeded the warnings of my friends about this novel, but I already bought it so I just went ahead and read it.Let s discuss Cleone I was actuallyforgiving of her at the beginning of the book, because to a certain degree, I kind of understood her desire for Philip to bepolished I considered it as a product of her society back then Considering the
This early novel is set in the Georgian period, as Heyer discovers wit and plays around with it I strongly suspect that she had been reading Pelham as well as a great deal of eighteenth century novels, as she gives us a young country hero whos
Not one of the first rate ones Very problematic Pre makeover Philip is sufficiently sullen and immature that the makeover into a silver tongued devil isn t very convincing Cleone never has a single likeable moment a sensible man would have forgotten her as soon as he met an interesting woman You can tell the author senses this, because the preface makes such a big deal of for us Jettans, there is always only one great love The scene in which Cleone accidentally gets engaged to two men i Not one of the first rate ones Very problematic Pre makeover Philip
I loved this cute little book I really want to bump it up to four stars, so it s technically a rating between three and four I could see this as a movie A guy likes a girl, a girl likes a guy Girl wantsthan what he is, guy wants to change for her Guy changes but only because he wants to impress her Girl sees guy and realizes that she always wanted that was right in front of her Guy pretends to be the guy she wants, girl becomes sad Throw in a dash of humor and a lol zy ending and y I loved this cute little book I really want to bump it up to four stars, so it s technically a rating between thre