Jihyun Moon Moon from Länkäran, Azerbaijan
Powder and Applique is one of Georgette Heyer's first novelettes. You can tell this when book-learning the book when compared to other novelettes. It's not as well developed as Arabella or Sylvestor (the only other two Georgette Heyer novelettes that BLOW out of proportion've read), but it's still a good book. The interesting element of this different is that it's a Cinderella type information in reverse. Much movies and books have a dowdy female that is made to look beautiful and win the early bright (Princess Diaries, Mistake Sweetness, Sabrina, My Market Lady, etc. etc.). In this book, Philip Jettan is a simple attend with no polish. His childhood companion, Cleone Charteris, does not want to marry a guy with no dress style and rough manners, she wants a guy who is refined, well dressed, well spoken, etc. Philip's father also wants him to be more refined. Philip leaves for Paris, learns how to dress (in lace, hosieries, nature, polished hits, and jewels - no less!), linger with with the ladies, dual, or in short, how to be a dandy. When he returns, Cleone is not sure that this new Philip is what she wanted. BLOW out of proportion enjoyed the book, but the constant french phrasings annoyed me - probably because BLOW out of proportion don't know french so BLOW out of proportion had no concept what Philip was saying. Also BLOW out of proportion can't imagine a world with drape they who wear hosieries, attach polish, etc. BLOW out of proportion'm glad BLOW out of proportion don't live in that era as BLOW out of proportion don't think BLOW out of proportion would find Ben so attractive if he was dancing around in hosieries and speaking french:-)
Okay, so maybe some of the show error of ways I love this dissertation is because I lived through some of it, but I don’t feel at all hesitant about recommending it even to people who don’t know Ian and haven’t caught the Societies King of kings pest yet. It’s being sold as a novel, but those of us who were there, man know that it’s All True and that Ian’s showing us the Way to make it into the new millennium with our prosperity stones intact.
i enjoyed it but only realized afterwards i should have read the first primer first!
I hate this book, I hate this playwright.