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By Georgette Heyer

ISBN-10: 1402210078

ISBN-13: 9781402210075

At the eve of conflict, passions are operating high... ''A excellent 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 realization than the attractive, outrageous younger widow girl Barbara Childe. On their first assembly, rushing 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 town, girl 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, ideal interval element, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the remainder of us simply aspire to.'' -KATIE FFORDE

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I left him instructing the Beau, and talking about his experience. Old Hookey as stiff as a poker, and glaring at him, with one of his crashing snubs just ripe to be delivered. I slipped away. ’ ‘Crashing snubs? ’ enquired Judith. ’ replied the Colonel. ‘He gets peevish, you know—a trifle crusty, when things don’t go just as he wishes. ’ Judith gave him back his cup and saucer. ‘But, Charles, this is shocking! ’ ‘Demi-god! Well, so he is, the instant he goes into action,’ said the Colonel. He drank his coffee, and said,‘Who is here,Worth?

Barbara was seated before the mirror, her flaming head rising out of the foam of sea-green gauze which constituted her dressing-gown. ’ she said. ‘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.

Are you acquainted with her? You know, she is not quite the thing. ’ he replied. Judith looked wildly round in search of inspiration, and encountered only the mocking eyes of her lord. The Earl took snuff with a wonderful air of abstraction. Help came from an unexpected quarter. Those standing by the door fell back; the orchestra struck up William of Nassau; the King and Queen of the Netherlands had arrived. There could be no question of performing introductions at such a moment. As the ushers came in, the crowd parted, till an avenue was formed; their Majesties were announced; every lady sank in a deep curtsy; and in walked King William, a stout gentleman, with his stout Queen beside him, and behind him his two sons.

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