[PDF/EBOOK] The Transformation of Philip Jettan by Georgette Heyer


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  1. says:

    Powder and Patch is wait for it about guys wearing makeup not women This is Georgette Heyer's second published novel originally published under the title The Transformation of Philip Jettan in 1923Philip a straightforward plainly dressed country gentleman gets totally shot down by Cleone the girl he loves for not being sophisticated enough So he gets in a huff and hares off to Paris to learn how to be a charmer in the G

  2. says:

    This is the third book GH wrote she completed it in an incredible three weeks I've always been all over the place with this

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    Totally sillyIf it weren't for the fact that this book clocks in at only 183 pages I would have consigned this to the did not finish shelf However by the time I got fed up enough with it to actually stop reading it lacked only a few chapters to finish so WTHI suppose having a good majority of the book in French might possibly have something to do with my dislike of the novel Don't get me wrong French is a beautiful lang

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    I started off really liking this book as I'm a huge fan of Georgette Heyer It's one of her shortest novels and flies along as an easy read It begins in the countryside with a couple of families Cleone is the daughter of one such family She has no siblings and is almost isolated from all persuits outside of the village she lives in Philip is the only son of another of the village His father was a great dandy in his day and lived life to the

  5. says:

    Oh my gosh HILARIOUS Phillip Jettan is a plain spoken country suire the despair of his playboy father as well as his child

  6. says:

    I think the saving grace for this book was that it was a short read Once again I am addicted to the over the top melodramatic language of the era and the pleasure it brings me is why I will always come back to the genre It is what I enjoyed here as well However there was something missing from the story albeit it was better than the first bo

  7. says:

    This is my first Georgette Heyer and I really regretted that I started with this book I should have heeded the warnings of my friends about this novel but I already bought it so I just went ahead and read itLet's discuss Cleone I was actually forgiving of her at the beginning of the book because to a certain degree I kind of understood her

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    Hilarious Powder and Patch is simply hilarious This was my second Heyer novel after The Black Moth and I think I enjoyed it even The humour in there is just flagrant; the way Heyer satires the Polite Society and the high classes is simply genially and hilariously done I enjoyed this novel from beginning to end loving the hero Philip and wanting to slap Cleone many times I understand how some people say that the characters are plainly annoyi

  9. says:

    I’ve only begun reading Heyer’s books as of late last year and can honestly say that so far every single one has been a source o

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    Not one of the first rate ones Very problematic Pre makeover Philip is sufficiently sullen and immature that the makeover into a silver tongued devil isn't very convincing Cleone never has a single likeable moment; a sensible man would have forgotten her as soon as he met an interesting woman You can tell the a

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REVIEW ✓ MZINES.CO.UK ´ Georgette Heyer

The Transformation of Philip Jettan

Parts for the courts of Paris determined to acuire the social graces and the 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 Cleo. Hilarious Powder and Patch is simply hilarious This was my second Heyer novel after The Black Moth and I think I enjoyed it even The humour in there is just flagrant the way Heyer satires the Polite Society and the high classes is simply genially and hilariously done I enjoyed this novel from beginning to end loving the hero Philip and wanting to slap Cleone many times I understand how some people say that the characters are plainly annoying I guess it all depends on what mood you re in when you read itYou either find them ridiculously annoying or ridiculously funnyI went with funny and thought Powder and Patch to be delightful

SUMMARY The Transformation of Philip Jettan

TO WIN HER HAND HE MUST BECOME WHAT HE DESPISESCleone Charteris's exuisite 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. Powder and Patch is wait for it about guys wearing makeup not women This is Georgette Heyer s second published novel originally published under the title The Transformation of Philip Jettan in 1923Philip a straightforward plainly dressed country gentleman gets totally shot down by Cleone the girl he loves for not being sophisticated enough So he gets in a huff and hares off to Paris to learn how to be a charmer in the Georgian period which means white wig makeup face powdered rouge strategically placed beauty patches on the face fancy clothes and high heels and also learning to sweet talk the ladies Ooh la la It s a Cinderfella type of story and Philip once he s finally convinced to go along with the fashions of the time throws himself into it wholeheartedly Within six months he s fluent in French suave with the ladies expert with the sword and the darling of Parisian high society It s all highly unrealistic but good fun But Philip is still nurturing the hope in his heart that Cleone will love him for who he really is When he meets up with her again in London he decides to give her his best French dandy mannerisms Hah Served her right Unfortunately it all backfires and the two of them spend most of the rest of the book at cross purposes trying to make each other jealous saying hurtful things they don t really mean and other types of nonsense like thatI did like Philip as a main character except when he got a little too carried away with the high fashion routine but Cleone was one of those silly heroines who acts like an idiot too often for me Other than her being lovely there s really not much to recommend her She s not memorable in any good wayNow this novel was written almost 100 years ago BUT It still was a jaw dropper for me when Cleone s Aunt Sarah spent about 3 pages lecturing Philip on how to handle Cleone and win her love A sampling of her good NOT advice You walked off when you should have mastered her I ll wager my best necklet she was waiting for you to assert yourself And now she s probably miserable You should know by now that no woman means what she says when it s to a man Women don t reason That s a man s part Why do you suppose that if Cleone thought as you think and had a brain like a man s you d be in love with her Of course you d not You d not be able to feel your superiority over her Take that girl and shake her Tell her you ll not be flouted Tell her she s a little fool and kiss her And if she protests go on kissing herNo Just no Even for a hundred years ago this advice is appalling especially when it s coming from and written by another womanAlso Aunt Sarah has a little black page who speaks with apparently a southern drawl and whose name it pains me to say is Sambo Luckily he only shows up in two extremely brief scenesFinally it s very helpful if you speak French because there s a lot of it in this book including a whole poem written by Philip to a French lady s little pearl earring and Heyer rarely bothers to translate it for the readerThere were some cute moments in this story and it s kind of a fun frothy silly romp of a romance but you have to make major allowances for old time societal norms and valuesA soft 3 stars for me maybe 275Bonus content When this book was originally published it had a final chapter that Heyer and her publisher decided to drop when they republished it several years later under Heyer s own name I m firmly in the camp that the story is better without this last chapter unusual for me I typically like epilogues but it s worth reading to see how Heyer s view of the later lives of Cleone and Philip seems to have changed as she got a little older view spoiler In one version they presumably settle down at Philip s country estate in the other they go to Paris and re enter high society there with Philip letting loose his inner fashion hound again spending 4 hours personally getting Cleone ready for her first Parisian ball hide spoiler

REVIEW ✓ MZINES.CO.UK ´ Georgette Heyer

Wit as he is with his dueling pistols Everything Philip Jettan is not As much as she is attracted to the handsome suire Cleone finds herself dismissing Philip and his rough mannerismsWith his father's encouragement Philip de. Oh my gosh HILARIOUS Phillip Jettan is a plain spoken country suire the despair of his playboy father as well as his childhood sweetheart who wants to be wooed by an elegantly powdered and patched gentleman So off to Paris with Phillip where he takes to fashion dueling and flirting immediately to the despair of his father and sweetheart A slim little story which reminded me so much of the movie within the movie in Singin in the Rain The Dueling Cavalier I rolled my eyes a bit at the whole You must be a masterful man and rule over her tell her what she wants that came around towards the end but overall enjoyed it Especially loved how the reader read the delightful Aunt Sally he sounded a bit like Dame Edna when he did her voice and nothing could be better

  • Paperback
  • 176
  • The Transformation of Philip Jettan
  • Georgette Heyer
  • English
  • 01 November 2019
  • 9780553047325

About the Author: Georgette Heyer

The Black MothIn 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier a mining engineer Rougier later became a barrister and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932 Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each yearHeyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity She made no appearances never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella MartinHer Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by