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By Georgette Heyer

"Sparkling"-Independent on Sunday

"A literary bubble bath...Take a pleasant and frothy dip one of the gayer points of the author's favourite and good labored Regency period."-Sunday Tribune

Almost an heiress
Country-bred, lively Kitty Charings is close to inheriting a fortune from her eccentric father or mother - only if she marries certainly one of his grand?nephews. Kitty has spent her secluded existence pining for the good-looking, rakish Jack, who's good conscious of her attachment.

A plan of her own
But while Jack fails to answer his great?uncle's ultimatum, Kitty hatches a technique of her personal - a counterfeit betrothal to mild?mannered Freddy Standen (who neither wishes nor wishes the money).

A very unlikely hero
And whilst Kitty's beneficiant middle ends up in every type of unintentional problems, there's just one guy who can rescue her from greater than one dreadful repair, choose up the items of her plotting and within the approach her heart...

"Thus starts Cotillion, arguably the funniest, such a lot captivating of Georgette Heyer's many pleasant Regency romances." -

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