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The Beau and the Bluestocking [PDF / EPUB] The Beau and the Bluestocking Educated in the country by her scholarly father and raised as an equal with her brothers, lovely Alethea Newnham was unfamiliar with the frivolities of the haul monde And when she was invited to stay Educated in the country by and the eBook ¸ her scholarly father and raised as an equal with her brothers, lovely Alethea Newnham was unfamiliar The Beau Kindle - with the frivolities of the haul monde And when she was invited to stay at her fashionable aunt s house in London, Beau and the Epub ß she found it difficult to play the romantic games that seemed to be all the rage with her cousins So it happened that when the dashing, notorious Beau Devenish began casting his eyes her way, Alethea quite naturally ignored him until she discovered that even the finest intelligence, in the nicest young ladies, could not outsmart a cleverly captured heart.


10 thoughts on “The Beau and the Bluestocking

  1. says:

    The London Season 1780s Miss Alethea Newnham is spending the Season in Town under the auspices of her aunt, Mrs Manbury and alongside her cousin Lydia Alethea is content to dance at Almack s but she would rather tour the historic sites of London and attend literary salons with Miss Hannah More, the author Beau Devenish is one of the biggest flirts in London and he has his sights set on Alethea but for some reason she seems to disapprove of him and won t engage in flirtation How shocking The London Season 1780s Miss Alethea Newnham is spending the Season in Town under the auspices of her aunt, Mrs Manbury and alongside her cousin Lydia Alethea is content to dance at Almack s but she would rather tour the historic sites of London and attend literary salons with Miss Hannah More, the author Beau Devenish is one of the biggest flirts in London and he has his sights set on Alethea but for some reason she seems to disapprove of him and won t engage in flirtation How shocking How novel Devenish is used to getting his own way in everything and Alethea s coldness towards him is perplexing He sets out to make her his latest conquest with surprising results This story is a sort of Heyeresque Pride and Prejudice without the sparkling wit and enchanting characters that feel like real people The plot takes a long time to start and is very slow Alethea isn t even introduced until after all the other characters The story picks up a bit later on but remains fairly slow The romance is of the Heyeresque variety which means there s barely any emotion and I think maybe two kisses The story lacks intrigue or a detective plot to make itinteresting Mrs Manbury is an old fashioned woman of a different generation when marriages were arranged She doesn t understand her daughters or her niece and bowls along ignoring their feelings I don t think she s necessary a bad mother, just a woman of her time Her daughters are not likable Caroline is snippy and sarcastic because she s deeply unhappy in her marriage Her husband is not her intellectual equal and they have nothing in common It s really quite sad She has good advice for her sister based on her own experience but the two don t really get along well Lydia is an awful brat She s happy flirting and making the gentlemen fall in love with her without intentions of marrying any of them A man who does this is called a flirt at best and a rake at worst but somehow it s acceptable in a teenage girl She s a big pill until the end of the book Eleanor seems the best of the bunch Her husband is a nice man and kind to her sister and cousin Eleanor is content to be a wife and mother and doesn t seem as unhappy as Caroline Alethea is a great heroine The daughter of a clerical scholar and only girl, she was educated right along with the boys She s fond of literature and has read a wide variety of things The salons Alethea attends sound interesting and I would rather attend one of those than dance the night away and flirt with rakes Mrs Burney and Miss More have cameo roles How Jane Austen would have loved this and should have been a part of it Alas, she was too young and too poor Mr Tracy, a poet, is kind but socially awkward I would like to have read some of his poetry to judge it for myself Alethea is nice to him sort of out of pity because she s a warm hearted young lady but it makes him fall in love with her and poor Mr Tracy is just not husband material I wish him happy though.Devenish and his friends are awful people by heroic standards Lord Calvert is a big flirt and a tease and Devenish doesn t seem to take anything seriously except clothes Devenish, of course, has hidden depths that are slowly revealed but not enough character development to give us a true insight into his mind and character He seems to be well versed in literature but uses it to tease and taunt Alethea He associated with a lightskirt in Vauxhaull at the same time he was flirting with Lydia and I don t approve of that behavior I don t mind the lightskirt so much but people were gossiping that he was courting Lydia and therefore associating with a lightskirt is not cool I also don t approve of trying to make a conquest of a woman just because she s not that into you Devenish does improve over the course of the novel but I would have liked a bitcharacter development The Allertons are a very nice family even if most of them are not bookish I feel sorry for Simon but it s a good thing he isn t the heir He s destined for Oxford so perhaps he ll become a Don or at least a clergyman Clarinda and her sisters are all one in the same silly girls without brains but kind hearted and willing to be good friends to Alethea Vivyan is the worst of the family He would be nice and heroic by modern standards if not for his pride Sure, the woman you love rejects you AFTER you ve been warned numerous times she s going to do that and yet you go and get drunk and flirt with everything that moves Yuck I feel sort of bad for him for falling in love and I must say she doesn t deserve him despite his awful behavior The historical details are good The fashion is limited largely to the description of Beau s signature blue striped waistcoat There are a couple of historical details put in to set the scene in the Georgian era but not at the level of the master Georgette Heyer If you re looking for a decent Heyer copycat you can do worse than Ley Her stories are forgettable though and I don t even remember the previous two I read


  2. says:

    A stellar read Written in 1975, ACL s ability to capture and cultivate characters that are compelling and charming was irrisistable again I reread this last night and decided that my four stars were given for a good reason I m almost tempted to give it a five, but just can t do that for anyone other than Austin writings of the same period.


  3. says:

    If you re looking for a simple, clean romance this will fit the bill However there wasn t anything memorable about the story, and I was never overly impressed with the hero.


  4. says:

    A light and sweet Georgian romance that felt very true to the time period I loved Alethea s character and it was great to see the progress of Beau s very subtle courtship A great cozy read with characters you can root for.


  5. says:

    Another Great ReadI ve now read most all of Ms Alice Chetaynd Ley I ve read ALL the ones currently available on Kindle and my only regret is that I wantI hope that they eventually get around to buying the rights to publish the remaining works of Ley s so that I can devour them all If you love Georgette Heyer and are frustrated by having read through her catalog and are looking for another author to fulfill your regency needs, I would highly recommend giving Alice Chetwynd Ley a try


  6. says:

    A classic I had wanted to read this book when I read the synopsis and I am really glad I finally got to read it It is a wonderful novel with very lovely hero heroine I liked the secondary characters too I kind of liked Caroline too, though I d suppose I would really be in the minority here I hope other books such as The conformable wife and The advantageous marriage become available too A classic I had wanted to read this book when I read the synopsis and I am really glad I finally got to read it It is a wonderful novel with very lovely hero heroine I liked the secondary characters too I kind of liked Caroline too, though I d suppose I would really be in the minority here I hope other books such as The conformable wife and The advantageous marriage become available too


  7. says:

    L incontro tra il dandy e l intellettuale un tema abusato nel fake regency , e bench l idea appaia promettente, i risultati in genere lasciano a desiderare Anche questo romanzo non fa eccezione ACL conosce bene l epoca, e non commette strafalcioni anacronistici, ma la storia manca essenzialmente di una vera motivazione E soprattutto, assente quel brio che mi aveva spinto a cercare un nuovo romanzo di questa autrice


  8. says:

    I enjoyed this book, but I don t think it s one I will read too often, because I find a lot of the women characters to be selfish and unwilling to either stick up for what they want, or make the best of their situation when they have not The main female character is really excellent though, so it is still a very enjoyable tale.


  9. says:

    One of theauthentic regency feel books I ve read that purport to be regency A very slight dash of Heyer, but the characterisation and plotting was nothing like as deft or well done.A bit of fun, probably not worth a reread Mostly 3 stars because the language and conversation was well done 2 if it was based only on characters and plot.


  10. says:

    Enjoyable RegencyNothing earth shattering but still a good book to while away a nice afternoon I m looking forward to checking out her other books The Tenant of Chesdene Manor was also enjoyable.


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