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IN THE SUMMER OF , with Napoleon Bonaparte marching down from the north, Brussels is a whirlwind of parties, balls and soireesIn the swirling social scene surrounding the Duke of Wellington and his noble aides de camp, no one attracts attention than the beautiful, outrageous young widow Lady Barbara ChildeOn their first meeting, dashing Colonel Charles Audley proposes to her, but even their betrothal doesn t calm her wild behaviorFinally, 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 An Infamous Army

About the Author: Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer Rougier later became a barrister and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity She made no appearances, never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin.Her Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by Jane Austen While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer s greatest asset.Heyer remains a popular and much loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance.

10 thoughts on “An Infamous Army

  1. says:

    Warning there may be spoilers for Regency Buck Devil s Cub in this review,as GH uses characters from both in this book.My good GR friend Hana has covered the historical side of reviewing the book, I don t feel I can better her comments This is her review linked to with her permission I will mention that GH was meticulous in her research at the back of the book is what she calls the short bibliography that runs to two a half

  2. says:

    This was a bit of a mash up part romance with an unpleasantly self absorbed heroine, part history lesson, meticulously researched and well told The story opens in Brussels on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo as British and allied European forces prepare to confront a resurgent Napoleon The Duke of Wellington is in command of the British troops, who are too few and unseasoned Heyer captures the sense of feverish gaiety that gri

  3. says:

    Although I had read three other Georgette Heyer novels before this one, those were all detective stories, instead of the historical romances that she swell known for I found this one in a bookstore a few weeks ago and thought that it would be a good introduction to Heyer s other body of work although her mysteries aren t the best I ve ever read, her characters are always well formed and the writing is witty and clever, so I was lo

  4. says:

    This is exactly the bracing kind of story I needed Jolly good fun, as the general population of characters in this book would say Georgette Heyer has always been good at adventure stories set amongst the British upper class, but in this she has far outdone herself Her research is astounding The second half of the book largely consists of an enormously through about 150 pages long play by play account of the battle of Waterloo, and it

  5. says:

    I m not sure this novel worked particularly well The divide between the ball room romances and the military maneuvering was just too wide I really enjoyed both parts but they didn t work that well together.I m a big fan of fiction set during the Napoleanic wars When the 95th rifles were mentioned I was super excited to see how Heyer would depict Richard Sharpe before remembering that Sharpe is a fictional character from another series a

  6. says:

    I read Heyer for romance This book was not what I expected Too much military and hard to understand.REVIEWER S OPINION I think it might be better to READ this book rather than LISTEN to it as an audiobook It was hard to understand all the military planning and battle action I needed to see diagrams and pictures It was also hard to follow the various officers names by listening as opposed to reading I understand the author did a lot of rese

  7. says:

    Heyer s forte was historical research and it really shines through in this book The last 1 3 of the novel consists of a detailed play by play description of the Battle of Waterloo complete with troop movements and every gory death exactly as it occurred What happens to the characters during the battle is blended in with the real life events and will keep the reader turning pages until the fictional history is resolved Lady Barbara is entirel

  8. says:

    What did I know about the battle of Waterloo prior to reading this novel Nothing Nothing at all. I didn t even know who the Duke of Wellington was But thanks to this wonderful masterpiece by Heyer, I now feel a loteducated This was just brilliant The main character, Captain Audley, was in my opinion extremely appealing and the wonder is that he fell in love so quickly with the outrageous Lady Barbara Bab was an excellent character and in true Al

  9. says:

    This book has two sides In other words, you will find two books inside.1 It is definitely a tribute to Duke of Wellington and his army which fought at Waterloo And, it is great tribute Heyer had to spend many hours to get so historically accurate descriptions Really, I don t even know what I can sayIf someone likes to read about wars, war strategies and so on, he will think of this book like of a jewel I love historical fiction Nonetheless, althoug

  10. says:

    This was the first book I have ever read that was written by Georgette Heyer I can see why her work is so loved It was very well written and much attention was given to detail, which I always enjoy She put much work it into it while still allowing me to use my imagination to a point that was satisfactory for me While I m far from an expert on the Duke of Wellington or Waterloo, I still think the military aspects of the story were very well written and

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