False Colours

False Colours

False Colours is a romance novel by English author Georgette Heyer. Set in Regency Britain, it concerns a young man temporarily impersonating his missing twin brother.

Plot summary

Kit Fancot returns home to England from diplomatic service in Vienna to find that his twin brother Evelyn has disappeared. Although this would not normally be a problem, Evelyn is supposed to meet the autocratic grandmother of the lady to whom he has proposed. Kit is obliged to impersonate his brother to save the betrothal. When Evelyn doesn't reappear, Kit has to indefinitely stay in the appearance of Evelyn and decides to retire to his family home in the countryside. Evelyn's chosen lady, Cressy, comes with her grandmother to the Fancot family home however. By careful deduction Cressy is able to work out that Evelyn is actually Kit in disguise, but since they have fallen in love with each other, she helps him with the deduction. Eventually Evelyn comes home with a tale of what happened to him. He discloses that he met the lady of his dreams and Kit thinks up of a fantastical idea to make sure that both brothers can get what they wish without any scandal.

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