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Powder And Patch - Georgette Heyer Chronological order was definitely not the best choice for my 2012 Georgette Heyer Reading Challenge.I made it through The Black Moth relatively painlessly, but this one really went downhill halfway through - which, ironically, was the point at which the plot kicked in.While Phillip's dandifying was the premise of the book, the constant and nearly impenetrable Regency slang following his transformation just wasn't worth the effort needed to decipher it.I'm a big proponent of historical accuracy, but Heyer must have confused quantity with quality at this early point in her writing. The use of historic slang was also a big part of April Lady*, but in the 34 years between the two novels (1923, 1957), Heyer obviously learned to use it much more subtly and effectively.I'm determined to finish the last half of this by the end of the year, but only to say that I've read every Heyer book.----* yeah, I read out of order, my hold at the library came through much earlier than expected, so whatever