[KINDLE] ❦ An Infamous Army (Alastair, #4) ➚ Georgette Heyer – Diclofenac16.us

An Infamous Army (Alastair, #4) In 1815, Beneath The Aegis Of The Army Of Occupation, Brussels Is The Gayest Town In Europe And The Widow Lady Barbara Childe, Renowned For Being As Outrageous As She Is Beautiful, Is At The Centre Of All That Is Fashionable And Light Hearted When She Meets Charles Audley, Dashing Aide De Camp To The Great Duke Of Wellington Himself, Her Joie De Vivre Knows No Bounds Until The Eve Of The Fateful Battle Of Waterloo

[KINDLE] ❦ An Infamous Army (Alastair, #4)  ➚ Georgette Heyer – Diclofenac16.us
  • Paperback
  • 431 pages
  • An Infamous Army (Alastair, #4)
  • Georgette Heyer
  • English
  • 05 January 2017
  • 0099465760

    10 thoughts on “[KINDLE] ❦ An Infamous Army (Alastair, #4) ➚ Georgette Heyer – Diclofenac16.us


  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 Warning there may be spoilers for R...


  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 grips this city on the brink of war Wellington s staff work madly t 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 grips this city on the brink of war Wellington s staff work madly to assemble troops and equipment by day then dance til dawn at glittering parties At the Duchess of Richmond s ball, held the night of 15 June 1815, the 42nd Royal Highlanders and the 92nd Foot danced reels and strathspeys to the music of their own pipes.the weird sound of the pipes began and the Highlanders came marching in with their kilt...


  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 looking forward to seeing how she applied this skill to ano 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 looking forward to seeing how she applied this skill to another kind of story A quick note although this book is technically part of a series, it functions very well as a stand alo...


  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 its immediate lead up and aftermath Heyer seems to know e 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 ...


  5. 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 research in order to be accurate about the Battle of I rea...


  6. says:

    What a wonderful, complex story The romance feels less important that the historical stuff at times, but thanks to Heyer s talent and painstaking research, it all comes together flawlessly There are basically three parts In the beginning, the fashionable world anxiously awaits the results of the Vienna Congress and enjoys their freedom in Brussels, where the infamous widow Lady Barbara meets a dashing but quiet aide de camp to the Duke of Wellington In the middle, Wellington prepares his cam What a wonderful, ...


  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 entirely unlikeable in most of the novel She s the femin 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 entirely unlikeable in most of the novel She s the feminine version of her grandfather and instead of shooting people she breaks hearts and causes young...


  8. 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, although I appreciate value of Heyer s wo 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...


  9. 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 appreciate the research Heyer put into i 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 ...


  10. says:

    I loved this book Of course, keep in mind that I am a serious fan student of the Napoleonic era This is an in depth look at the Battle of Waterloo I recommend this book at work to men who read the Richard Sharpe novels of Bernard Cornwell and the Jack Aubrey novels of Patrick O Brian The romance is not the central element of the story, and what there is, is relatively low key In other words, not enough to make a guy think he s reading a romance There is a lot of battle tactics here It is I loved this book Of course, keep in mind that I am a serious fan student of the Napoleonic era This is an in depth look at t...

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