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Art and Cartography: Six Historical Essays gBuddy Read w the wonderful Candi PhrynneOnce again myoodreads friends and in John for Everyone: Part One, Chapters 1-10 groups haveotten me to read a book that I thought I would never like and Anarchist Modernism: Art, Politics, and the First American Avant-Garde guess what I loved it Lady Ombersley s brother Sir Horace decides to leave his daughter Sophy with them while he is away Sophy usuallyoes with him when he travels the world but on this occasion he needs her to stay with her aunt and uncle and all of the cousins What a joy Sophy was to a most droll household The eldest brother Charles was so tiresome in the beginning He didn t seem to want to let any of the women have any kind of fun or do anything for that matter Charles is also engaged to the horrible Miss Wraxton I wanted to drop kick her off the roof They both seemed made for each other at least in the beginning And then SOPHY arrives I thought she was Betting on Ideas: Wars, Inventions, Inflation going toive her aunt a heart attack You see Sophy has been brought up very differently then most Being after Rousseau: Philosophy and Culture in Question girls She arrives with her beautiful horse Salamanca Tina her little Italian Greyhound and Jacko the monkey she brought for the children that she rescued I think she had a bird too I just loved her Sophy is a force to be reckoned with she sets out to turn everything right for as many people as she can She works on her cousin Cecy who is being stupid in her choice of men She helps her cousin Hubert who is in a bit of aambling situation himself There are several things she does and she doesn t take no lip from Charles She puts him in his place so many times I loved it so much Sophy is such fun She asked her aunt where bank was so she could Berlioz and His Century: An Introduction to the Age of Romanticism goet her finances in order Well this just about made the woman in the family fall over not to mention Charles No one ever heard of a woman oing into a bank And then Charles is taking Sophy to the back because that s how she rolls They ot into a little arguement when Sophy was asking Charles where she could buy her own phaeton and horses and he was livid saying women don t drive their own phaetons Blah blah and blah Well she showed him After her business in the bank where she had Charles wait in the phaeton they stopped off on an errand for Charles She waits in the phaeton with the Atlantic Double-Cross: American Literature and British Influence in the Age of Emerson groom I knew exactly what she wasoing to do when she takes off one Awakening Spaces: French Caribbean Popular Songs, Music, and Culture glove and lets it fly over to theround She talks the Edge of Venomverse groom intooing over to Alliance Rising: The Hinder Stars I (Alliance-Union Universe) get it and this is what happens next Tell your master that it is too chilly to keep the horses standing Sophy called after him I will tool the curricle round the streets for a few minutes and come back to take him up when he is ready Theroom who was stooping to pick up the Back of the Yards: The Making of a Local Democracy glove nearly fell over so swiftly did the spin round He had an excellent view of Miss Stanton Lacy Sophy driving at a smart pace up the street He made aallant but belated attempt to catch the curricle but it swept round a corner just as the wind blew his hat off and sent it blowing down the streetNeedless to say that Charles was furious when she Body by Darwin: How Evolution Shapes Our Health and Transforms Medicine got back I laughed and laughed Since Charles wouldn t tell here where to buy aood phaeton and horses she asked another Blue Guide gentleman she met when she was out at the park with some of the family riding horses Of course they had a fit because Sophy was racing Salamanca around and women just don t do that in the park lol Sophy ended upetting some horses a man was selling that supposedly everyone wanted but she ot there first And she ended up etting her own phaeton that was considered a sporting one and not one for a lady This is how I picture it since it s supposed to be 5 feet high which is my height It s like those monster trucks the monster phaeton lol Once again I loved how many family members Sophy helps in this book and I loved the many times she put Charles and Miss

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in their places things He said through shut teeth I think I told you once before cousin that we did very well here before you came to upset all of our comfort Yes you did and what you meant Charles was that until I came no one dared to flout you You should be Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare grateful to me or at any rate Miss Wraxton should for I am sure you would have made an odious husband before I came to stay with your Mama She evenoes to see an moneylender to help out the other cousin I mentioned And oh my Island Girls (and Boys) goodness She is not afraid of him or cares less for what he says When he dares to try to threaten her she just pulls andun and demands what she came for says she will Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier give him the money owed or she cano to the cops or just shoot him Either way and she Stretching Lessons: The Daring that Starts from Within gets what she comes for Sophy had me laughing or smiling through most of the book She is someone I would love to know in my real life I loved her and I loved this book Another littleem found in the wonderful world of books and book friends And yes Sophy finds love herself at the very end MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List A Regency Romance What WhatAh But This Was Nothing Very WhatAh but this was nothing very indeed Sophy was the model extrovert a clever and busy and downright machiavellian Call the Next Witness girl Do you like characters with so much agency that they pop right off the page Sophy is yourirlOf course that also means that she s pretty much a terror for all the stuffed shirts around her and between Building for the Arts: The Strategic Design of Cultural Facilities getting in the way and deciding to help her relations find marriage while all the while being the unwitting subject of the same dastardly plotHow will this comedy turn out Truly the pacing isood the plot is pretty Shakespearian and the stuffed shirts Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology get stuffedIt was pretty fun Mind you I do love a bit of romance fluff every now and again and this was light and churlish and sometimes even devious but it is also pure popcorn fictionI mlad to have read it but it s not enerally the kind of thing I read or at least the setting isn t The storied plots are pretty universal though and there were PLENTY OF CHUCKLES IN STORE FOR ME HERE S of chuckles in store for me Here s broadening my horizon I think this has surpassed These Old Shades as my favourite of the Heyers that I ve read The hero isn t as much fun as Avon is but the heroine Sophy far surpasses Leonie Sophy is admittedly forward bold and out spoken enough that she could have become as irritating to me as Leonie is but I think Heyer handled Sophy with far skill than she did Leonie no reat surprise perhaps since there s a Charlestown Blues gap of about three decades between the two books and she s instead a very joyful character andrea. Uando accoglie in casa la iovane e deliziosa nipote Sophy Lady Ombersley è ben lontana dall'immaginarsi uello che la ragazza è capace di scatenare E neppure il figlio Charl.

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The Grand SophyBodice ripper aren t ood signsEdit 4815 I ve heard from Jen Koestler another member of the Georgette Heyer fans Building the South Side group has heard from scriptwriter Olivia Hetreed The bodice ripping Jane Bond idea was discarded years ago Hetreed writes that she is a lifelong fan of GH will hopefully produce something true to the spirit of this bookEdit uite a coincidence last read almost three years ago Still no sign of the promised movie SighMy previous review still stands I ll just add that I have a far better opinion of Charles this time With that father no wonder he has become bad tempered autocratic I wonder if I ll ever read a Georgette Heyer and not fall madly for itThis one is definitely in my top favourites It was funny witty engaging and just awesome It was about Sophy s ingenuous plans in rescuing everyone s problems than an actual romance but it was so engaging and hilarious that I didn t really mind All the characters were so special and uniue and just such FUN DThe hero was very different from other Regency romances In fact he acted mostly like an anti hero what with his tyrannical and spiteful ways and his immense dislike of Sophy But I couldn t really blame him because I felt so sorry for him that he was engaged to Miss Wraxton who was undoubtedly the most proper dutiful and well bred woman in London and it really was no wonder that such a dead bore of a Bluestocking would turn him bitte The one thing that always puzzles me is people s tendency to compare Georgette Heyer to Jane Austen As well compare Crime and Punishment to a John Grisham novel I am not denying the literary merits of eitherenre far from it in fact However that doesn t change the fact that one is trying to compare chalk and cheese Jane Austen s purpose in wri She was by far too tall nose and mouth were both too large and a pair of expressive Bright College Years gray eyes could scarcely be held to atone entirely for these defects Only you could not forget Sophy even though you could not recall the shape of her face or the colour of her eyesI for one will not forget the unstoppable and vivacious Sophy Stanton Lacy anytime soon A truly entertaining Regency Romance with one of the most delightful and dynamic heroines you could ever hope to encounter from this time period The Grand Sophy is the perfect book when you need a break from your denser and darker reads It is fast paced clever and often humorous When Sophy s father Sir Horace is summoned to Brazil on business he entrusts her care as well as the search for an appropriate marriage match to his sister s family When Sophy arrives at the Ombersley doorstep complete with dog parrot and monkey she instantly creates a sensation While the Ombersleys learn that Sophy is indeed unconventional Sophy discovers that aunt uncle and cousins are perhaps a bit dysfunctional From cousin Cecilia who pines for a flighty poet much to the dismay of her family to Lady Ombersley whose vinegars and fainting couch are always close at hand to the often absent and oblivious Lord Ombersley to cousin Horace with his concealedambling debts and to cousin Charles himself the true and exacting master of the household Sophy will have her hands full Sophy and Charles immediately butt heads and Sophy proves herself an impressive match for this unyielding entleman When Sophy tries to sort out AND INFLUENCE THE VARIOUS RELATIONSHIPS AND influence the various relationships and matches the household is further shaken up The insipid and meddling Eugenia Wraxton betrothed to Charles is an excellent counterbalance to Sophy s high spiritedness Eugenia says of Sophy It is a pity that men will laugh when her liveliness betrays her into saying what cannot be thought becoming It brings her too much into notice and that I fancy is the root of the evil In regards to Eugenia and Charles Sophy felt it a pity that so promising a young man should be cast away on one who would make it her business to encourage all the disagreeable features of his character Throw in some reckless riding a showy and decidedly unfeminine at least by the standards of the day carriage an elegant pistol a variety of other colorful characters a scheme to set everyone straight in the world of romance and you will find that Georgette Heyer most assuredly concocted a very pleasurable and wholesome adventure This is my third Heyer read and I have plenty downloaded to my kindle for those days when I want something light witty and engaging I highly recommend trying one of her books if for those days when I want something light witty and engaging I highly recommend trying one of her books if of want something light witty and engaging I highly recommend trying one of her books if of ualities appeal to you The Grand Sophy my first Georgette Heyer is a very entertaining book about a complete hoyden who turns people s lives upside down The vivacious unconventional and head strong Sophy is a delightful heroine She comes to stay at her aunt when her diplomatic father has to sail away to Brazil of all places She soons detects many problems that the family is struggling with and decides to intervene For their own ood of course The Grand Sophy is the perfect read when you need a lull from denser darker ones It is fast paced clever and funny Perfect b I think The Grand Sophy is an excellent recommendation to fans of Jane Austen and regency romance especially those who are uite sick of contemporary versions of the Cezanne and Provence: The Painter in His Culture genre filled with throbbing members and heaving bosoms This book is very clean light and reminiscent of Austen s masterpieces in its humor and focus on domestic issues marriage unwanted engagements cheating husbandsambling debts and such The language is sophisticated the characters are well drawn and likable and the romance infused with funny flirtatious banter is uite compelling If I have to compare Heyer and Austen however Austen wins without a doubt Her observations of the society are much deeper her characters are much better developed her wit is superior While The Grand Sophy is a very entertaining story it drags in places sometimes Chicago's Urban Nature: A Guide to the City's Architecture + Landscape gets repetitive when the same events are described and explained to several people and the ending is a little hectic with too muchoing on simultaneously to enjoy the final love confessions Nevertheless I enjoyed the book would recommend it to those looking for Jane Austen substitutes instead of those horrid zombie parodies and seuels and will probably read Heyer in futurePS I saw some reviews accusing this book of being anti Semitic That s a huge stretch IMO. Di chi le sta attorno; inoltre non dimentica i suoi affari Anche di cuore Insomma pare che nessuno sia in rado di fermarla tranne forse proprio Charles Ammesso che lo voglia. T fun to read aboutI think it s also superior to ToS in that like Jane Austen Heyer has realised by this time that her strength lies in writing novels in which well not very much happens at all Whereas ToS is crammed full of kidnaps and mistaken identities and cross dressing long lost noblewomen The Grand Sophy s plot is composed of nothing exciting than a case of the mumps and the resolution of a number of admittedly somewhat tangled marriage plots Its function is really to allow Heyer to write about the marvellous array of wits rakes eccentrics snobs dandies and heroines that populate the pages of her novels and to let her show off the subtle witty dialogue at which she excels Definitely some of the best historical fiction out there whether romantic or not 45 stars If you ever wanted to see a Regency era heroine really take charge of her life you ll probably love The Grand Sophy Sophia Stanton Lacy better known as Sophy is dropped on her aunt s family by her lobetrotting father who asks his sister Lady Ombersley to watch over his poor little SophyEnter Sophy 5 9 independent minded and brimming with confidence Sophy uickly figures out all of the dysfunctions in the Ombersley family including a father with a Collections of Nothing gambling addiction a passive mother a daughter who throws over the perfectly nice eligible lord she s supposed to marry in favor of a swoony absent minded poet and a younger son who s managed toet himself into some deep trouble And the older son Charles who has taken over control of the family and its finances to try to pull everything together and in the process has lost his sense of humor turned into a domestic tyrant of sorts and managed to Communism get himself engaged to a vindictive overly proper woman Eugenia WraxtonIt s aood thing Sophy is a take charge and fix it kind of person Also luckily Sophy is intelligent and has a How to Read the American City Close Up great sense of humor It s a sheer pleasure to watch her take on CharlesHe said stiffly Since you have brought up Miss Wraxton s name I shall be much obliged to you cousin if you will refrain from telling my sisters that she has a face like a horse But Charles no blame attaches to Miss Wraxton She cannot help it and that I assure you I have always pointed out to your sisters I consider Miss Wraxton s countenance particularly well bred Yes indeed but you have uite misunderstood the matter I meant a particularly well bred horse You meant as I am perfectly aware to belittle Miss Wraxton No no I am very fond of horses Sophy said earnestlyJane Austen s Emma should take a clue from Sophy Emma tries to manage everyone s lives especially their romances and is usually wrong Sophy who in fairness is much cosmopolitan than Emma pretty much always succeeds at managing everyone s lives Luckily for everyone involved she s also pretty much always right with one notable exception that ends up turning out right anyway because the universe clearly loves SophyI really didn t mean to swallow this book whole in one day but once Iot oing I couldn t stop And when Heyer pulls all the main characters together at the end for one of those absurd farcical scenes she does so well it was comedy heavenThis would be a 5 star book easy but unfortunately there s a really problematic minor subplot right in the middle of The Book That Involves A Stereotypical Greasy book that involves a stereotypical reasy Jewish moneylender the name Goldhanger and his Semitic nose are
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textual clues It for about 5 pages max I ve looked at different ways of rationalizing this those were different times it s just one character and not necessarily the author s commentary on all Jews but I can t Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet get comfortable with it Nor do I think I should this was published in 1950 post WWII by which time peopleenerally and Georgette Heyer specifically should have known better This one scene will ruin the entire book for some people If you can rationalize it or ignore it or skip over it knowing that Sophy prevails in their brief encounter this is otherwise a completely delightful book If you can t that s totally understandable I understand the racial descriptions have been removed from some editions of the book like Agatha Christie s And Then There Were None which seems to me a happy answer to this problemBecause really Sophy s a reat character and that one scene excluded this is one of Heyer s best novels I would love to hang out with Sophy we could braid each other s hair and she could fix all my problems One of Georgette s best loved Regencies it is impossible to read it any other way than as the story is told breakneck the smile never left my faceWhile Sophy stays true to the period in a lot of ways she is a far modern heroine it simply doesn t occur to her she can t be independent or that she doesn t know what is best for her cousins the Rivenhalls when she is sent to stay with themThe whole family reminds me of the Von Trapps in a Sound of Music with Charles Rivenhall having Captain Von Trapp s autocracy his father Lord Ombersley his distance there is a aggle of adorable young children teens Lord Ombersley would be a Conversations with Nelson Algren good candidate for Most Irresponsible Father in a Georgette Heyer Novel His fecklessness means that Charles has taken over the family reins has become old before his time To ease his load he becomes engaged to the serious deadly dull Eugenia not recognising the mean spirit hidden behind the correct Society mannersClearly Sophy can t let this sad state of affairs continue mayhem follows till everyoneets their happy endingA wonderful caste of characters that I have fallen in love with A minor uibble is that one of the younger children Theodore disappears from the book or else is merged with another son hubert but heyer had with another son Hubert But Heyer had lot of strands oing in this book so that is understandableLess forgiveable is the anti Semitism baffling since Heyer herself is believed to have some Jewish blood I still prefer to read uncensored just accept my literary idol did have feet of clayWith this edition a typo in Chapter 8 The cover is a little insipid no way could that irl be the sparkling Sophy Let s say they are Cecy Charlbury This one that I rew up with is far better Outrage there are rumours of a Grand Sophy film in the works Before you break out the champagne read this link I m hoping this is a wind up but not mentioning Heyer s name calling the book Es assai meno dolce e arrendevole di lei ne ha una vaga idea Sophy è infatti a dir poco inarrestabile nel voler risolvere i problemi altrui e dipanare i rovigli sentimentali.


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