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Second half of the book largely consists of an normously through about 150 pages long play by play account of the battle of Waterloo Warning there may be spoilers for Regency Buck Devil s Cub in this reviewas GH uses characters from both in this bookMy 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 pagesI wasn t so keen on this book in my younger days if GR had been around then I would have given it a solid 35 as in found the history a bit indigestible I loved the romance but on subseuent readings I just skimmed through the history reread Bab s Charles love story That s right folks I breezed through the Battle of Waterloo I thought there was ven history than there was On this reading I would put romance Regency life at around 75% war story 25%This read I simply accepted that I wasn t going to remember very real life character just went with the flow I m not a big war story reader at any time but GH s description of soot blackened faces horses being shot under riders ring true Anyone thinking that the name Grouchy must be a typo anyone who reads the Arrow Buried editions of GH s books can certainly be forgiven for that It isn t Real life person Here he is I was always glad to see one of my favourite secondary GH characters Charles Audley given his own romance but on my first reading I wasn t that keen on Barbara Each reading I have come to love Barbara view spoiler After a deeply unhappy first marriage we are never toldxplicitly what xactly Jasper Childe did any suggestions or guidance madden her make her plunge into ven outrageous behaviour In our times her actions would at worst look like attention seeking behaviour In the arly 19th century scandalous Barbara is given some of GH s best lines Like The devil you have There it is off at last You may have perceived that I have been tugging at your ring for the last ten minutes It should of course have been cast at your feet some time ago but the confounded thing was always too tight Take it I think the instant love rings true My Kiwi dad Canadian Mum met during WW2 really only knew ach other for 2 weeks before they married I think GH captures very well that spirit of recklessness that feeling you may only have nowOther than Charles does introducing characters from previous books workJudith on this reading yes although when I was younger I found her middle aged dull This time I find her well meaning valiant in caring for the wounded Flawed of course as she is also very judgementalWorth a pass although he is a spectator I don t like seeing my heroes become thatPerry Harriet yes I think marrying them so young in Regency Buck that GH decided to continue their story what was likely to happen in such a young marriage when one partner was so immatureDominic Mary Mary was fine but because of the way GH portrays Dominic this time as a uerulous rather ridiculous old man I rather wish Heyer hadn t brought them back I don t think they were necessary to the story at all I don t think they were necessary to the story at all I knocked half a star off my ranking for what GH did to one of my favourite leading menOverall I m thankful these are the only characters that GH reused in her romancehistoricals Any time I ver wish Thomas Sylvester Jessamy Fredrica or above all Gideon The Foundling had been given their own story I will reread Dominic s role in this bookWorth who GH portrays as omniscient is discouraging about the chances of his brother Bab being happy together but he also was unsurprised that a crisis brought out the best in her After the war Charles will need her Will they be happy I certainly wouldn t describe my parent s union as a fairy tale but they remained together hide spoiler What did I know about the battle of Waterloo prior to reading This Novel Nothing Nothing At All I Didn T Even novel Nothing Nothing at all I didn t ven who the Duke of Wellington was But thanks to this wonderful masterpiece by Heyer I now feel a lot ducated This was just brilliant The main character Captain Audley was in my opinion xtremely appealing and the wonder is that he fell in love so uickly with the outrageous Lady Barbara Bab was an xcellent character and in true Alastair fashion incredibly notorious but she was so different from the kind respected Captain Audley that I really wondered what on arth he saw in her that attracted him so much xcept for the fact that she is divinely beautiful but since Audley is supposed to have sense than to fall in love with a woman because of her appearance one really wonders Nevertheless they have a beautiful love story uite la Heyer and as the war rages and Barbara starts to show a compas I m not sure this novel worked particularly well Barbara starts to show a compas I m not sure this novel worked particularly well divide between the ball room romances and the military maneuvering was just too wide I really njoyed both parts but they didn t work that well togetherI m a big fan of fiction set during the Napoleanic wars When the 95th rifles were mentioned I was super A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, excited to see how Heyer would depict Richard Sharpe before remembering that Sharpe is a fictional character from another series and not a real historical personHeyer did a good job of showing Old Nosey at his best Her Wellington is very much like Wellington as I ve seen hislsewhere That s not really a surprise So much of his writing survives and so many personal accounts and descriptions of him that no writer really has any wriggle room for interpret 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 The Shadow Reader 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 anduipment by day then dance til dawn at glittering parties At the Duches. Hen Unterdessen lernt Charles auf Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies einem Ball allerdings diebenso hinreißende wie verruchte Lady Barbara kennen Zum Entsetzen der ganzen Familie hält r um ihre Hand an Doch da kommt s zu der alles ntscheidenden Schlac. ,


This book has two sides In other words you will find two books inside1 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 ven know what I can say If 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 work I confess I have skipped many sites and battle descriptions I haven t had a mood for such knowledge But I know where I can find it when I will be interested Still I have read with pleasure about other historical facts 2 It is classical romance of Heyer Witty with small surprises with interesting charactersThere are two aspects two things I will remember specially from this bookOne is a history of Harriet and Peregrine They are characters from Regency Buck We see them in An Infamous Army as a married couple Their relationship is portrayed interestingly You will be reminded that there is a real life after Happily Ever AfterSecond is Harry s attitude to the war His awakening of delusion is sadIf I gave stars according to my pleasure from reading in this particular time I would give four stars But I can appreciate the whole book with parts which I haven t thoroughly read I read Heyer for romance This book was not what I xpected Too much military and hard to understandREVIEWER S OPINIONI 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 Waterloo The narrator spoke too fast for me which did not helpI may be off on my percentages but it feels like half the book is about a relationship between an army officer and a widow The other half is about military planning and fighting the Battle of Waterloo This is NOT for someone wanting interesting and fully developed romantic relationships I never understood what they saw in ach other It was just instant attraction at first sightTwo characters in this story Barbara and George are the grandchildren of characters in Devil s Cub You do NOT need to read that book in advance This is definitely a stand alone bookThere is a mystery about Lucy and her love interest a minor third story I can t remember how that was resolved or ven if it was It needed xplanation or it could be my own bad memorySTORY BRIEFColonel Audley sees Barbara at a ball and falls in love at first sight Barbara is a notorious widow who is unlikeable mean vain and spoiled She is beautiful and loves to flirt She falls for the Colonel as well but her bad behavior causes problems Lucy is sad and we don t know why until much later in the book The Battle of Waterloo is the second story Colonel Audley is part of the actionDATAUnabridged audiobook length 14 hours Narrator Claire Higgins Swearing Language None Sexual Content None Setting 1815 none Sexual content none Setting 1815 and Waterloo Belgium Book Published 1937 Genre historical military fiction with a side of romance Although I had read three other Georgette Heyer novels before this one those were all detective stories instead of the historical romances that she s well 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 ver 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 uick note although this book is technically part of a
Series It Functions Very Well 
it functions very well a stand alone novel to the point where I didn t Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling even realize that I was reading a book from a series until I went to write this reviewBrussels 1815 The summer of love While the Congress of Vienna winds down English and French society congregates in Brussels forndless parties balls and general rich people fun times Off in France Napoleon has Monsieur Pain escapedxile and is gathering an army but no one is overly worried about this because parties The cast of characters is vast and apparently consists almost ntirely of real historical figures who were involved in the Battle of Waterloo but our main characters are Barbara Childe and Colonel Charles Audley Barbara is a widow who having been freed arly on by her husband s death now has an amount of freedom that most women of the time can only dream of and uses that freedom to the best of her ability Barbara scandalizes the town by wearing revealing clothing painting her toenails gold swearing like a soldier and having a series of very public affairs and generally not giving a single flying fuck what anyone thinks Needless to say I loved her from the get go Enter Colonel Charles Audley an aide de camp to Wellington He falls in love with Barbara and proposes to her and she s like sure this could be fun The way Heyer develops Charles And Barbara S Relationship Barbara s relationship very nicely done and ual parts delightful and heartbreaking Barbara subconsciously afraid that she doesn t deserve a man as good as Charles tries to sabotage the relationship by behaving badly like she s constantly daring Charles to break up with her For his part Charles handles things beautifully he wants Barbara to be the decent person he knows she s capable of being but in the same breath says that the last thing he wants is to tell Barbara what to do with her life Basically imagine what would happen if Scarlett O Hara and Rhett Butler were actually concealing decent human beings under their protective layers of anger and cynicism instead of just being a borderline sociopath and a smug asshole Barbara and Charles are the best and we get to spend a few hundred pages watching their romance develop before the Battle of Waterloo hits and verything goes to shitThe research that went into this book a seemingly fluffy story of love during war is staggering. Frühjahr 1815 Mitten in den Wiener Kongress platzt die Schreckensbotschaft Napoleon ist zurückgekehrt Dem gesellschaftlichen Leben in Brüssel tut dies indes keinen Abbruch vertraut man dort doch auf die Kriegskünste des. I know very little of the Napoleonic wars so I can t comment on the accuracy of Heyer s version of the Battle of Waterloo but it certainly felt accurate The battle takes up a significant portion of the story with Heyer giving us an almost blow by blow account of the battle She manages to give us a technical overview of the battle while also showing the horrific reality of war there are several brief scenes and images during the battle that still haunt me as they very well should It s a significant departure from the romantic shenanigans and gossip of the rest of the book and readers can xpect some kind of whiplash from the change in tone But if you re reading the book you know that the sudden depictions of war and all its brutality don t come out of nowhere throughout the book the war looms in the background and the approaching battle is always present It starts out subtleThe balls the concerts the theatres continued but picnics were added to the gaieties now charming xpeditions with flowering muslins suired by hot scarlet uniforms the ladies in open carriages the gentlemen riding gallantly beside hampers of cold chicken and champagne on the boxes Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. everyone lighthearted flirtation the order of the day There were reviews to watch fetes to attend day after day slid by in the pursuit of pleasure days that were not uite real but belonged to some half realised dream Somewhere to the south was a Corsican ogre who might at any moment break into the dream and shatter it but distance shrouded himand then the war is on people s doorstepsven as they re trying to ignore it and keep having parties and pretending that Patrick the Wolf Boy, Volume 1 everything is fineFrom scores of faces the polite company masks seemed to have slipped People had forgotten that at balls they must smile and hide whatever care or grief they owned under bright artificial fronts Some of the senior officers were looking grave here and there a rigid meaningless smile was pinned to a mother s white face or a girl stood with a fallen mouth and blankyes fixed on a scarlet uniform A ueer almost greedy motion shone in many countenances Life had become suddenly an urgent business racing towards disaster and the craving for xcitement the breathless moment compound of fear and grief and xaltation when the mind sharpened and the senses were stretched as taut as as the strings of a violin surged up under the veneer of good manners and shone behind the dread in shocked young yes For all the shrinking from tragedy looming ahead there was yet an unacknowledged Il morto di Maigret eagerness to hurry to meet whatever horror lurked in the future ifxistence were to sink back to the humdrum there would be disappointment behind the relief and a sense of frustrationIt s beautiful and powerful and I loved very single character I definitely need to seek out of Heyer s romances and soon This was the first book I have ver 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 njoy 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 xpert 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 it all My favorite characters were probably Colonel Audley himself the Duke of course and Barbara s brother Lord George view spoilerWhen George was brought in something in my mind hoped he would get some attention in the book as it went on and I was actually happy to find he and Lucy were married For some reason I love the
Idea Of Opposite Sorts Of 
of opposite sorts of getting together I ll admit I was almost As Worried As Lucy worried as Lucy in hoping he d be safe through the battle Very relieved when he was hide spoiler Heyer s forte was historical research and it really shines through in this book The last 13 of the novel consists of a detailed play by play description of the Battle of Waterloo complete with troop movements and Globalization: A Multi-Dimensional System, Third Edition every gory deathxactly as it occurred What happens to the characters during the battle is blended in with the real life Billionaires Contract Engagement (Kings of the Boardroom events and will keep the reader turning pages until the fictional history is resolved Lady Barbara isntirely 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 men to kill themselves Lovely We re told she s spoiled and didn t have a soft feminine influence to curb her wild nature but that doesn t Sexual Secrets excuse her bad behavior because she s perfectly aware of what she s doing She has a slow revelation and improves upon acuaintance We re told Charles is the best brother and he s so good and kind but his characterization is rather passive in this book He falls in love at first set and lets the lady walk all over him That doesn t make for a very good romance but by thend of the book I felt for the characters and wanted them to be together I skimmed most of the battle action It s very very detailed and xtremely gory I mainly wanted to know what happened to Charles A minor subplot involving Lucy Devenish is also worked into this history of Waterloo I liked the fictional parts of the book better than the real life depiction of the battle I had a hard time keeping track of the real people that figured into the story but remembered the other characters from Regency Buck and Devil s Club so I felt invested in their story Different people have different reactions to this book so I won t say if I would recommend it or not but if you read Regency Buck and Devil s Club and want to know what happens next then I would read the first half of the novel and skim the battle parts Do not skip the battle parts all together because there are some scenes with fictional characters that are important to the story This is xactly 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. Herzogs von Wellington der soeben aus Wien ingetroffen ist Zum Generalstab des Feldmarschalls zählt auch der junge schneidige Charles Audley dessen Schwägerin sich nun ifrig daran macht für ihn ine gute Partie zu suc.
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