Powder and Patch, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780099474432

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This was a light story under which ran the theme of judging a book by it's cover. Phillip Jettan couldn't be best appreciated by his loved ones with his rustic exterior but once this particular lily was gilded he lost all resemblance to his former self. Or did he? One thing is for sure he was tall at the onset of the story, described as slight midway through and at times toward the end he was called little.

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A short somewhat cold story of country boy Philip Jettan as a young man in regency period - who must win the hand of the woman he loves by becoming something he despises. To please his dame, he must be wigged, powdered and patched like any of the fop gentlemen of 'Polite Society' of his era.

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