Ng itA uick and enjoyable read Sigh I ve overdosed on Georgette Heyer Regencies and now I can t tell if I m bored because this is mediocre Heyer or because I ve temporarily reached saturation point on her books The banter is witty the hero capable and charming the heroine brave and feisty and I was pretty much unmoved by it allIt s a cute and humorous plot Sir Richard Wyndham is just about to enter into an engagement with the cold woman everyone expects him to marry and has gotten very runk to rown his unhappiness He is making his boozy way "Home When He Sees Someone Climbing Out "when he sees someone climbing out a 2nd story window Intrigued he stops to catch this young person since the knotted sheets they re climbing own stop several feet short of the ground It turns out that this young person is 17 year old Penelope Creed a wealthy orphan who is running away to avoid being pressured into marrying her cousin The soused Sir Richard Boku no Hero Academia dj - 爆豪、ケツの穴開発するってよ。 [Bakugou, Ketsu no Ana Kaihatsu Surutte yo.] decides that running away sounds like a very good idea indeed and besides Pen obviously needs someone older and capable to watch out for herSo off they go Pen with short hair andressed in boy s clothing Various shenanigans ensue Also hijinks And love blossoms in places unexpected to the hero and heroine but certainly not to the reader Pen thinks she s going to go formalize her 5 year old unofficial engagement to Piers Luttrell an old buddy of hers so she was 12 when she was hanging out and making a youthful marriage pact with this 16 year old boy Okaaay I m not going to think about that too hard Some of the funniest parts are what happens when they finally meet up with Piers and the silly weepy girl he s currently involved with There s also a stolen Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends How to Draw the Super Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga diamond necklace subplot to add to the crazinessPart of my problem is the ageifference between Pen and Richard 17 and 29 I m past the point in my life where that s romantic to me although I can handwave that if the rest of the story really grabs me The romance is kind of given short shrift here but that often happens with Heyer Maybe I just wasn t in the mood for comedic escapades3 so so stars Recommended if you re in the mood for Regency hijinks Maybe I ll give it another shot when I m in the mood for that kind of story The blurb focusing as it Inside Academia does on the innocence of Penn tends to put me off this book but the story itself is a greateal of fun Penn is a little naive but she s also the sort of girl who reacts to being in a stage coach accident with Protest Politics in the Marketplace delight at the adventureBy putting on a boy s clothes Penn gets to participate in the adventures as well and greets almost every circumstance with unimpaired good spirits I particularly enjoy her opinion of her former swain and his new inamorata 2019 Re ReadI ve read this one several times now and it still leaves me laughing out loud Penoes grow on you She is a prototypical Younger Heyer Heroine no Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy doubt about it Her youthful naivete occasionally gratesbut the scene where a neighborhood gentleman accuses her of seducing hisaughter will always be one of my favorites 2018 Re ReadI generally find Heyer covers The Exposition of Artistic Research don t match the book but this one seems particularly egregious Why on earthoes the girl on the front cover have brown hair and the ress of a Victorian lady Pen has golden curls GahAs usual I found re reading this book just made it better I think it is because I properly appreciate Sir Richard Wyndham now I thought that The Corinthian was a romance but the romance in this book is almost non existent Nevertheless it was very entertaining as I immersed myself in a bit of intrigue with theft and A Hapless Murder Other Side hapless murder other side of silly females incorrigible would be brothers in law a prospective betrothed besotted to another and of course the two most elightful of heroes and heroines view spoiler A uote from the book could actually sum up the story better We were overturned in a Shallow Grave ditch we became er intimately acuainted with a thief we found ourselves in possession of stolen goods assisted in an elopement andiscovered a murder I had not The Economics of Agricultural Development dreamt life could hold such excitement hide spoiler. With her in flight across a landscape of excitement was a man like no other she had known handsome sophisticated but cynical They had met by accident beenrawn together by Shallow Grave danger And now only his masked emotions and the shifting impulses of her own wild young heart would tell what theirestiny would be When their stagecoach overturns they find themselves embroiled with thieves at the center of a murder investigation and finally in lo. Ah The first Georgette Heyer I ever heard of the second I ever read And now I listened to it and it was just as hilarious Yes Richard is twelve years older than Pen but she has her heart set on a life of adventure something to which he The Pocket Guide to Action does not object and both of them are plagued by horrible relations Truly a perfect match 45In case you need something light wonderful witty and well written then look no further I really liked The CorinthianUnlike som The Georgette Heyer Fans Group is reading GH s Regency novels in written order it is fascinating to watch her progression as the ueen of the RegenciesThis is GH s third Regency the first to show the lighthearted style she wrote so well There is still a little bit of explanation of activities like Boxing the Watch whereas in later books she is confident we are totally in her worldOn this particular read I gulped the bookown in one Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) day it is one of GH s shorter works IMO that is the way too it as there are a few issues that I find highly improbable But the great charm of the hero heroine the breakneck speed of the story carry things for meAlso the scapegrace Ceddie is one of my favourite of Gh s secondary male characters
the book just sparkles every time he is on the pageYes there is an age ifference book just sparkles every time he on the pageYes there is an age ifference 17 years "old wouldn t have been considered that for marriage in those ays even now a 12 year age gap "wouldn t have been considered that young for marriage in those ays even now a 12 year age gap not that much In my husband s family there are 3 marriages with around a ten year age My Lover difference they are some of the happiest marriages I know Io think Pen will always bring out Richard s younger happier side 3 12 I Alcohol Addiction don t know what to think The characters are top notch as usual with Heyer and the humor is as amusing as ever But the plot Ion t know which part was unbelievable Penelope running away in men s clothing the adventures by stagecoach or the elopement of one very silly secondary couple I cringe to say this about my beloved Heyer But I ve got to say it Of all her books that I have read however far fetched they maybe she makes it work But this one takes the cake And I Mobilizing New York don t think it worked for me I enjoyed iton t get me wrong but I couldn t believe it Her other books felt likely even when they were unusual situations this one just Aspects of South African Literature didn to that for me If I could have gotten past my The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused disbelief it would have been fine I just kept seeing this as if it was really happening and saying No No No Not in a million years However truth is stranger than fiction so nooubt in a Social Media in Academia different mood I could read this without any ua I ve given this an A for narration and B for content at AAR so probably nearer 5 stars than 4One of the best things about listening to new audio versions of older books is becoming reacuainted with stories I read many years ago than I care to count Georgette Heyer s The Corinthian is not a title I ve re read over the years so coming back to it in audio was almost like experiencing a new book And a terrific experience it wasThe story is one with which any regular Regency reader is probably very familiar an older sophisticated and somewhat ennui laden man about town becomes accidentally embroiled in a hare brained scheme perpetrated by a younger female One thing leads to another in the way of a cartoon snowball rollingown a mountainside and the couple ends up in the middle of all sorts of madness and mayhem while falling in loveThat s pretty much the plot of The Corinthian with laughs obviously Handsome and extremely wealthy twenty nine year old Sir Richard Wyndham is constantly pressured by his family to hasten his betrothal to the lovely Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream demure and very proper Honourable Melissa Brandon who they keep telling him will make him the perfect wife Unable to postpone the inevitable any longer and intending to propose the nextay Richard goes out and gets Orality in Igbo (African) Literature drunk and on the way home stops to assist a young lad climbing out of a window The boy turns out naturally to be a very feminine armful Miss Penelope Creed Penelope or Pen is running away from her aunt and uncle to escape their plot to marry her to her fish faced co. The only uestion which hangs over the life of Sir Richard Wyndham notable whipandy and Corinthian is one of marriage On the eve of making the most momentous Modern English in Action (Level 12) decision of his life while he is contemplating a loveless marriage with a woman his friends have compared to a cold poultice he is on his way home a little worse forrink and finds a perfect opportunity for escape by her boring Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms destiny Heiscovers a beautiful young fugitive clim. .
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Usin to keep her large The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions dowry in the familyPen tells Richard she owns a house in Somerset and intends to make her way there to seek the help of a childhood friend She is about to turn and leave but Richard is not uiterunk enough for his common sense to have completely abandoned him He insists that Pen can t possibly wander the streets of London alone late at night ressed as a boy and tells her he will escort her to Somerset On their "journey the pair cross paths with a jewel thief a Bow Street "the pair cross paths with a jewel thief a Bow Street and even a ead body and Richard finds himself having to constantly think on his feet to be able to keep up with Pen s seemingly endless capacity for spinning yarns and finding trouble and finds himself having the most fun he s ever had in his life The plot is fairly thin it s true but as is the case with so many of Georgette Heyer s books the plot is of secondary importance to the style the wit and the wonderful sense of the ridiculous The story is part farce part mystery and it races along with feel of a runaway train The Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture dialogue sparkles with exchanges between Richard and Pen that are full of humour and affection showing thatespite the The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) disparity in their ages they re very well matched I m not someone who is bothered by the twelve year age gap Emma Woodhouse is sixteen years younger than Mr Knightley and if it s good enough for her and Jane Austen then it s good enough for meRichard the eponymous Corinthian is a charming hero unflappable funny and kind with an air of uiet strength and competence about him that is very attractive I m not a fan of very young heroines and Pen is just seventeen but while she s certainly got that air of invincibility that so often comes with youth she s not stupid or insensitive She s got gumption and aegree of self awareness that makes her seem a little matureThere s a wonderful cast of supporting characters from the cant spouting jewel thief to the insipid young woman Pen s friend is Alien Mate (Zerconian Warriors, determined to marry and the various members of Richard s almost fianc e s family The author s gift for biting wit and subtle irony brings them all into sharp focusI ve never heard of narrator Georgina Sutton before but when I saw that she s recently narrated a version of Thackeray s Vanity Fair I was sure I was in for a treat Naxos AudioBooks hasone a stupendous job in matching narrators to books with their Heyer recordings and this one is no exception Ms Sutton is absolutely superb bringing all the characters vividly to life in a performance that is nothing short of virtuosic The aforementioned jewel thief is a character straight out of a Dickens novel and Ms Sutton absolutely relishes his slang laden The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu dialogue She later affects a perfect simpering breathiness for a ratherrippy secondary love interest and her portrayal of the Honourable Melissa s brother Cedric is completely over the top and utterly hilarious Richard s mother is a woman so languid it s a wonder she can even get out of bed of a morning Ms Sutton s characterisations of the two principals are spot on too She adopts a slightly lower pitch and a very measured Race, Culture and Identity in Francophone West African and Caribbean Literature and Theory: From Negritude to Creolite (Francophone Cultures and Literatures, Vol. 32) delivery for Richard that perfectly reflects the world weary persona he presents to the world and which contrasts brilliantly with Pen s seemingly endless capacity for wonder and fascination with everything around herThis is one of the mostelightful audio experiences I ve had in a while Ms Sutton has a real affinity for the material and the energy and joyousness that shine through with every word make The Corinthian a must listen for fans of historical romance Georgette Heyer and romance audiobooks alike Highly recommended Georgette Heyer is my go to author when I want something well written light hearted and witty to read She never Hot African American Erotica disappointsThe Corinthian is one of my favourites I liked Sir Richard immensely and Pen was funny and charming and had me laughing out loud at timesThere were many interesting secondary characters that appealed to me as well Iidn t find the thieves cant a problem as some other readers Advancing Biological Farming did I think the story was better for includi. Bing out of a window by means of knotted sheetsressed in boy's clothing lovely Penelope Creed is fleeing from London She is a brilliant London heires with and lavish life and a proposed marriage to her repulsive fish lipped cousin a man she loathed She has a shimmering Cards Of Alchemy dream of a love she had known once and lost Discovered by Sir Wyndham he can't allow her to travel to the countryside all alone so he offers himself as her protectorAnd.