Powder & Patch

Powder & Patch

Book - 1930
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In an 18th-Century England of wit, womanising and powdered wigs, provincial Philip Jettan runs the risk of irreproachability. Cleone Charteris stands in no such danger. The golden-haired, headstrong despair of men, she seeks a husband who can duel and dice with the best of them. So Philip leaves for Paris, where his father's hopes and his lover's ideals are realised but with unforeseen consequences for them both ...

A peerlessly successful and prolific romantic novelist, Georgette Heyer shows in Powder And Patch what won her a wide, devoted readership that continues to this day.

Publisher: Random House, 1930.
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9780099474432
Branch Call Number: FICTION HEY


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Jan 10, 2018

Not one of Heyer's best. The characters are not fleshed out and the dialog is not as lively as some of her others. Try Fredericka, The Grand Sophy, or The Talisman Ring instead if you haven't read any Heyer yet. Those 3 are wonderful!

Sep 09, 2017

One of Georgette Heyer's earlier novels, a Georgian period story, it's a light tale with tons of historicity to flesh it out. One can see the author's writing style evolving.

Apr 27, 2016

didn't read

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