An Infamous Army: A Novel of Wellington, Waterloo, Love and War (Historical Romances) (Paperback)

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Romance, war, intrigue, romance. What more could you ask of the premier romance writer of the early 20th century!?  The story is set in Brussels in the months preceding the  famous Battle of Waterloo and is really a novel of that battle with romance attached. An Infamous Army is used by Sandhurst, the British War Academy, to teach about the battle. It has amazing fidelity to formations, movements, and men in all sorts of armies. And, you get to see British high society at their best and worst. Read and come back for more Heyer!

Jane J

— From An Infamous Army

Description


On the eve of battle, passions are running high...


IN THE SUMMER OF 1815, with Napolean Bonaparte marching down from the north, Brussels is a whirlwind of parties, balls and soirees. In the swirling social scene surrounding the Duke of Wellington and his noble aides de camp, no one attracts more attention than the beautiful, outrageous young widow Lady Barbara Childe. On their first meeting, dashing Colonel Charles Audley proposes to her, but even their betrothal doesn't calm her wild behavior. Finally, with the Battle of Waterloo raging just miles away, civilians fleeing and the wounded pouring back into the town, Lady Barbara discovers where her heart really lies, and like a true noblewoman, she rises to the occasion, and to the demands of love, life and war...


"Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer

achieves what the rest of us only aspire to."—Katie Fforde

"A brilliant achievement...vivid, accurate, dramatic...the description of Waterloo is magnificent."—Daily Mail

"My favorite historical novelist."—Margaret Drabble

About the Author


Georgette Heyer's novels have charmed and delighted millions of readers for decades. English Heritage has awarded Georgette Heyer one of their prestigious Blue Plaques, designating her Wimbledon home as the residence of an important figure in British history. She was born in Wimbledon in August 1902. She wrote her first novel, The Black Moth, at the age of seventeen to amuse her convalescent brother; it was published in 1921 and became an instant success.

Heyer published 56 books over the next 53 years, until her death from lung cancer in 1974. Her last book, My Lord John, was published posthumously in 1975. A very private woman, she rarely reached out to the public to discuss her works or personal life. Her work included Regency romances, mysteries and historical fiction. Known as the Queen of Regency romance, Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy and her extraordinary plots and characterizations. She was married to George Ronald Rougier, a barrister, and they had one son, Richard.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781402210075
ISBN-10: 1402210078
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: September 1st, 2007
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Historical Romances