By Georgette Heyer
At the eve of conflict, passions are working high... ''A impressive achievement...vivid, exact, dramatic...the description of Waterloo is magnificent.''-DAILY MAIL ''My favourite old 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 cognizance 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. ultimately, with the conflict of Waterloo raging simply miles away, civilians fleeing and the wounded pouring again into the city, woman Barbara discovers the place her middle particularly lies, and prefer a real noblewoman, she rises to the social gathering, and to the calls for of affection, lifestyles and war... ''Wonderful characters, stylish, witty writing, excellent interval aspect, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the remainder of us merely aspire to.'' -KATIE FFORDE
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The Marquis said severely: ‘It’s all very well to laugh. No doubt it amuses you to make your name a byword. ’ said his wife, yawning again. ‘Don’t be anxious,Vidal! ’ The carriage passed over an uneven stretch of pavé. Unpleasantly jolted, the Marquis said angrily: ‘Upon my word! Do you like to have your name bandied about? ’ ‘I don’t care,’ replied Barbara indifferently. ’ ‘You’re shameless! ’ ‘I might have known it! ‘I drop them. ’ said her ladyship. The carriage had drawn up before one of the large houses in the Rue Ducale, facing the Park.
Who was the demure lass dancing with Harry? ’ ‘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.
Lady Sarah went off on his arm; Georgiana remained beside Judith, watching the shifting crowd for a few moments. ’ InfamousArmy Internals 7/20/07 3:18 PM Page 29 An Infamous Army 2 9 ‘I must say, I wish she had stayed away,’ confided Georgiana. ‘It is the oddest thing, because, for myself, I don’t dislike her, but wherever she is there is always some horrid trouble, or unhappiness. Even Mama, who is never silly, is a little afraid she may cast her eyes in March’s direction. ’ ‘What, that your brother—’ ‘Oh no, no, but that Mama fears he might!