An Infamous Army: A Novel of Wellington, Waterloo, Love and - download pdf or read online

By Georgette Heyer

ISBN-10: 1402210078

ISBN-13: 9781402210075

At the eve of conflict, passions are working high... ''A magnificent achievement...vivid, actual, dramatic...the description of Waterloo is magnificent.''-DAILY MAIL ''My favourite historic 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, nobody draws extra recognition than the attractive, outrageous younger widow girl Barbara Childe. On their first assembly, speeding 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 town, girl Barbara discovers the place her center particularly lies, and prefer a real noblewoman, she rises to the party, and to the calls for of affection, lifestyles and war... ''Wonderful characters, dependent, witty writing, excellent interval element, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the remainder of us in simple terms aspire to.'' -KATIE FFORDE

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No need to ask you how you do: you look famous! ’ ‘How can you be so absurd? ’ ‘He is here too? ’ ‘Why certainly! ’ A tug at his sash recalled his attention to his nephew. ‘Sir! I beg pardon! ’ The boat was soon finished, and put into his lordship’s fat little hand. Prompted by his Mama, he uttered a laconic word of thanks, and was borne off by his nurse. When I last had the pleasure of meeting him, he covered me with confusion by bursting into a howl of dismay. ‘I hope it may be true. Worth, of course, would have you believe quite otherwise.

Send your girl away: I want to talk to you,’ commanded Augusta, settling herself in the most comfortable chair in the room. Barbara gave an impatient sigh, but obeyed. As the door closed behind the maid, she said:‘Well, what is it? Are you going to urge me to marry Etienne? ’ ‘You might do worse,’ said Augusta. ’ ‘You known, you should be thinking seriously of marriage. ‘They have to be endured for the sake of the blessings attached to them. ’ ‘So you may think while you still possess pretensions to beauty.

Breathed Miss Devenish. ’ Miss Devenish made no reply to this observation, her attention remaining fixed upon the two ladies who had come into the salon. The elder, Lady Vidal, was a handsome brunette, whose air, dress, and deportment all proclaimed the lady of fashion. She was accompanied by her husband, the Marquis of Vidal, a fleshy InfamousArmy Internals 2 4 7/20/07 G E O R G E T T E 3:18 PM Page 24 H E Y E R man, with a shock of reddish hair, a permanent crease between thick, sandy brows, and a rather pouting mouth.

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