By Georgette Heyer
At the eve of conflict, passions are working high... ''A incredible achievement...vivid, actual, dramatic...the description of Waterloo is magnificent.''-DAILY MAIL ''My favourite ancient novelist.''-MARGARET DRABBLE in the summertime OF 1815, with Napolean Bonaparte marching down from the north, Brussels is a whirlwind of events, balls and soirees. within the swirling social scene surrounding the Duke of Wellington and his noble aides de camp, not anyone draws extra awareness than the gorgeous, outrageous younger widow woman Barbara Childe. On their first assembly, rushing Colonel Charles Audley proposes to her, yet even their betrothal does not calm her wild habit. eventually, with the conflict of Waterloo raging simply miles away, civilians fleeing and the wounded pouring again into the city, girl Barbara discovers the place her middle relatively lies, and prefer a real noblewoman, she rises to the social gathering, and to the calls for of affection, existence and war... ''Wonderful characters, based, witty writing, ideal interval aspect, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the remainder of us simply aspire to.'' -KATIE FFORDE
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While this toast was being drunk, a pleasant-faced officer in Dutch uniform had peeped round the curtain and then come into the room. He was considerably older than any of the young men drinking confusion to the unfortunate Prussian Commissioner, but was hailed by them with cheerful affection. ‘Hallo, Baron! ’ said Audley. ’ Fremantle held up the decanter invitingly. ‘Constant! We are drinking confusion to General von Röder. ’ commanded his Royal master. The Baron Constant de Rebecque glanced swiftly over his shoulder.
Oh, that chit! She’s of no account; I can’t conceive what should possess Lady Worth to take her under her wing. There is an uncle, or some such thing. A very vulgar person, connected with Trade. Of course, if Harry is to lose his head in that direction it will be only what one might have expected, but I must say I think we might be spared that at least. I can tell you this, if you and your brothers create any odious scandals, InfamousArmy Internals 3 4 7/20/07 G E O R G E T T E 3:18 PM Page 34 H E Y E R Vidal will insist on returning to England.
At sight of him, Lord March straightened himself instinctively, and Colonel Fremantle jumped up from his chair. ‘You need not tell me! You are looking for me. ’ ‘Thank you, sir,’ said Colonel Colborne in his slow deep voice. A smile crept into his eyes. ‘You are entirely right! Charles, my hôtel is in the Rue de Brabant! I charge you, don’t forget! I will go and do my duty, and dance with all the ugly old women. Would you like to be presented to a fat Frau? No? ’ said Colonel Audley suddenly. ’ The Prince paused in the doorway, looking back with a laugh in his eyes.
An Infamous Army: A Novel of Wellington, Waterloo, Love and War by Georgette Heyer