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Powder and Patch (edition 1994)

by Georgette Heyer

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Title:Powder and Patch
Authors:Georgette Heyer
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Philip Jettan hates the way many other young men dress and behave, but adopts their type of persona in a bid to win the love of his life, Cleone.

“Powder and Patch” is a light-hearted tale featuring plenty of humorous dialogue and likable characters. There’s little in the way of suspense and, despite the outcome being quite predictable, it’s a good-fun read. Georgette Heyer’s female characters are especially entertaining. I liked Jennifer the most, but sadly she’s only an “extra”.

The only thing I dislike about this novel is the overuse of French language. I am pro-language learning myself, I hasten to add, but I believe that if a book is written in English then that’s the only language that should be used, except for people’s titles and names of places where appropriate. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Oct 13, 2014 |
"Philip Jettan is a country man - some might say a country bumpkin - when the love of his life Cleone rejects him because she wants a more fashionable man, he takes himself off to Paris to transform himself before returning to London to try and win her heart. There are a couple of duels, and some hilarious moments as friends, family and rivals come to terms with Philip's transformation. ( )
  riverwillow | Dec 25, 2013 |
2.5ish on this one. Short but disappointing, especially from Heyer. ( )
  lovelylime | Sep 21, 2013 |
Really this book only deserves 2 1/2 stars... ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 26, 2013 |
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If you searched among the Downs in Sussex, somewhere between Midhurst and Brighthelmstone, inland a little, and nestling in modest seclusion between two waves of hills, you would find Little Fittledean, a village round which three gentlemen had built their homes.
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Originally published as "The Transformation of Philip Jettan" by Stella Martin, later republished as "Powder and Patch" without the last chapter of the original by Georgette Heyer.
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To win her hand, he must become what he despises...

Cleone 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 sirs 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...
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In an 18th century of wit, womanizing and powdered wigs, provincial Philip Jettan runs the risk of irreproachability.

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In an 18th-century England of wit, womanising and powdered wigs, provincial Philip Jettan runs the risk of irreproachability. So he leaves for Paris, where his father's hopes and his lover's ideals are realised but with unforeseen consequences.

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