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The Nonesuch At the age of five and thirty Sir Waldo Hawkridge wealthy handsome eligible illustrious and known as The Nonesuch for his athletic prowess and when he comes north to inspect his unusual inheritance at Broom Hall in the West Riding his arrival leads to the most entertaining of ramifications

10 thoughts on “The Nonesuch

  1. says:

    ETA Upping my rating to a solid 4 stars on reread The things that bothered me most the first time I read this bothered me less this time around I was able to be amused by Tiffany the spoiled brat not just annoyed It’s pretty funny to see how Sir Waldo and Miss Trent

  2. says:

    Georgette Heyer the lady whose impeccable writing skill wasisstill second to noneI’m torn about rating this one on one hand the main couple was terrific and I loved them to bits but on the other hand this book has THE most annoying character I’ve ever met in Regency

  3. says:

    Still timeless a wonderful pick me up on a bad week but not uite a 5 star read for meThere was a part which felt like filler I couldn't uite see what made a top sawyer like Waldo fall for Ancilla so uickly I think a longer time frame would have made their romance convin

  4. says:

    COD’s head nodcock rumgumption canker toplofty coxcomb chuckle headed ninnyhammered fubsy faced widgeon fribble chuck farthing miff maff sapskull baffle headed clunch Who couldn’t enjoy a book with such colourful language? I really enjoyed this story Tiffany was a

  5. says:

    Contains spoilers 45 starsThings I loved1 Sir Waldo I mean what's not to like?? He's handsome rich athletic virtuous idolized and a PHILANTHROPIST Finally a perfect hero who doesn't cringe at the mere mention of paupers He wants his newly inherited estate Broom Hall to bec

  6. says:

    Real Rating 45 of fiveThat was a most satisfying ending indeed The way we went around and about I wondered how we'd ever reach the stables Trust Ma Heyer whispered the Ghost of Horrible Absent never would she lead you astrayand leave you thereYes Horrible yes indeed you're

  7. says:

    Many people couldn't stand Tiffany She's hands down the most nasty female character I've read in Heyer's universe Maybe because I'd been prepared by people's irritation of her I found Tiffany's absolute self absorption and selfishness very entertaining Every scene with her w

  8. says:

    The Nonesuch is a reread for me It has long been a favorite with its comedy of errors Regency era country setting colorful characters and even colorful use of Regency Cant The Nonesuch defies convention and provides a nearly perfect hero to entice and beguile the reader Wald

  9. says:

    2019 Review 3 starsWell I always say that third time is the charm when it comes to reading Heyer I bet by my fourth read I will be contemplating five starsBraced for The Nonesuch's numerous perfections I wasn't as thrown off by them I also didn't feel uite as frustrated by the stupid misunderstanding that kept him and Ancilla apart near the endStill the story needed moments of them as a couple and less of the annoying young people that surround them Even the last chapter veers away from the kiss and promise to wed in favor of antics on the part of the willful heiress and the weaseling cousin 2019 Review 2 starsUnlike most of Heyer's novels I read The Nonsesuch and did not return I could not precisely remember why I did not enjoy it but I did not That was enough As my memory grew vague the only thing I could account for the distaste was that the hero must be a womanizer I didn't have much taste for womanizers at 17 But oh It turned out to be much much worse He's a paragon of virtue He builds ORPHANAGES He pays his cousins' bills out of the goodness of his heart He falls in love with a governess and thinks nothing of social status He is so freaking flawless that it is no fun Ancilla falls in the mold of the older Heyer heroines but she is much too reserved to be likable Even knowing her heart it is hard to love her Pity This is closer to Austen than Heyer with the village polite semi gentry uite different from Heyer's usual environment I'll read it again I find it usually takes 4 reads to reconcile me to Heyer's characters Read 2 has not done it2011 ReviewThe Nonesuch by Georgette Heyer was in a word or two rather disappointing It looked like a fun plot with of a male main character but I was wrong on both accounts Not that the plot wasn't fun but it lacked what I've come to expect from Heyer The plot was rather simplistic dare I say far fetched? without the usual hilarious irony I've come to expect The characters also suffered somewhat on them in a momentAncilla Trent though once from a noble family now lives as the companiongoverness in the home of a wealthy widow caring for the woman's niece Tiffany Weild Tiffany is beautiful spoiled petted wealthy and completely untamable Only Ms Trent has been able to control the ambitious brat When Sir Waldo Hawkridge dubbed The Nonesuch for his sporting abilities and the talk of London inherits a run down estate from a distant cousin he decides to visit there meeting the spoiled Beauty and her governess What follows is pretty much a love story between Ancilla and Sir Waldo Sir Waldo's nephew Lord Lindeth shows up falls in and out of love a few times and pretty much just adds to the romantic plot in general Another cousin of even less interest shows up flirts around a bit and attempts to be useful Overall I found them all disapointing Ancilla is not really memorable a bit like the main character from Persuasion She's very virtuous which I rather liked yet young cleverand rather boring She falls in love with Sir Waldo but it really isn't uite believable I guess the plot just lackedsomething All the romances tied up neatly with supringly little issues In fact the climax was so easily overcome I was uite suprised to find the book over The ending was abruptI'm just going to take a stagger and guess she wrote this early on It holds hints of the wonderful work Heyer is capable of but isn't her best I'd much rather reccomend The Grand Sophy or Cotillion

  10. says:

    35I feel cheated by the abrupt ending It doesn't even end with the two main characters That being said it surprised me how much I enjoyed this book There is no real plot one could point out The Nonesuch's strength are its charactersSome of them are adorably lovely I loved Julia

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