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Powder And Patch - Georgette Heyer
Powder And Patch
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Also published as The Transformation of Philip Jettan. — This is the light-hearted story of a rough country lord, a foppish dandy and the beautiful Cleone, over whom the men quarrel. The hero, Philip Jettan, goes to Paris to learn the manners of a desirable suitor, and suddenly Cleone discovers... show more
Also published as The Transformation of Philip Jettan. — This is the light-hearted story of a rough country lord, a foppish dandy and the beautiful Cleone, over whom the men quarrel. The hero, Philip Jettan, goes to Paris to learn the manners of a desirable suitor, and suddenly Cleone discovers that she has rivals. — 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 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...
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553047325 (0553047329)
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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The More I Read. . .
The More I Read. . . rated it
4.5 Powder and Patch, or The Transformation of Phillip Jettan
Powder and Patch (The Transformation of Phillip Jettan) is the sixth book I've read by Georgette Heyer, and I'm beginning to understand more and more why she is such a beloved treasure for so many readers. She has quickly carved out a place in my heart for creating such wonderful characters like Ven...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
This is one of very early books and it so obvious that she not yet found her stride. If this is your first Georgette Heyer, don't start with this one. Choose instead Frederica or Black Sheep or These Old Shades or even Devil's Cub.
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
2.0 Powder and Patch by Georgette Heyer
Plot Summary, courtesy of Goodreads: 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...
the reader in a quiet corner
the reader in a quiet corner rated it
2.0
I do believe this is the second romance GH wrote? Or at least, it was the second published, with the title "The Transformation of Philip Jettan" under the pseudonym Stella Martin, by Mills and Boon in 1923. When it was republished as Powder and Patch in 1930, they left out the original last chapter,...
The Moment Stealer
The Moment Stealer rated it
3.0
Powder and Patch may not be Georgette Heyer's best work, but the qualities that make her work so beloved to so many people do shine in this short but lively story. The characters are bright and lively, and the attention to detail is splendid as always. Phillip and Cleone may be more immature than ma...
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