Spoiler alert!

The criminally under-estimated Freddy Standen doesn’t rate his own intelligence very highly, but he certainly manages to deploy his common sense to excellent effect, plucking plans from thin air and smoothing Kitty’s path through society during their pretend engagement. But remember, he’s not kind-hearted! Oh no, heaven forbid, he’s been on the town for years! 

Kitty, however, certainly has a generous heart and ensures that Camille and Olivia, and Dolph and Hannah, can all find love and happiness. Her faith in Freddy and realisation that storybook heroes aren’t all they’re cracked up to be is a delight to witness.

And then of course, there’s that extra something special about Cotillion, and it comes in the form of Lord Legerwood. The only man who could possibly supplant Freddy in our hearts.

“‘Obliged to take you home in a hack, Kit! Nothing for it!’

‘You are welcome to take me home in a wheelbarrow!’ She assured him.

‘Wouldn’t do at all!’ said Mr Standen decidedly, ’Sort of thing that would be bound to set people’s backs up. Besides, haven’t got a wheelbarrow!’

She gave a shaken laugh. ‘Oh, Freddy, how can you be so absurd, when you are so wise?’”

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