An Infamous Army [E–pub Free]


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  • An Infamous Army
  • Georgette Heyer
  • English
  • 02 March 2018
  • 9780099465768

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An Infamous Army Free download ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free In the summer of 1815 beneath the aegis of the Army of Occupation Brussels is the gayest town in Europe And the red haired widow Lady Barbara Childe renowned for being as outrageous as she is beautiful is at the centre of the social whirl and of all that is fashionable and light hearted However the city was a nest of intrigue Napoleon threatened Europe but the talk was only of this dazzling and tempestuous young Every brilliant ball supper and concert in the feverish spring seemed to bring 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 euipment 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 pipesthe weird sound of the pipes began and the Highlanders came marching in with their kilts swinging tartans swept over their left shoulders huge white sporrans bobbing and the red cheuered patterns of their stockings twinkling in the uick steps of the reel A message arrives for Wellington who plans the next day s stand at uatre Bras and the men take their leave The Highland Brigade came marching through the Place in the first rays of sunlightIn just a few hours those Highlanders would face the French in a battle that would cost the lives of over 8000 menThat was only the beginning and two days later the British and their allies would fight Napoleon s finest in the rain soaked fields outside a small village called Waterloo Heyer s descriptions of Waterloo are moving the glory the desperate courage the chaos the hideous pain of the injured both men and horses It s all there and very real and it was as Wellington would say later the nearest run thing you ever saw in your lifeI also learned a great deal about the way war was fought in those days For example infantry suares like these were remarkably effective defenses against cavalry chargesAs for the romanceI think the book would have been better off without it Lady Barbara Child was so selfish and reckless that even her bravery helping with the wounded could not reconcile me to her Sadly many of the characters seem rather dull including some old friends from earlier Alastair Audley books Not my favorite Heyer but an interesting read for fans of military historyContent rating PG for mature themes and graphic descriptions of warJune 2015 Georgette Heyer group read Connect mash up part romance with an unpleasantly self absorbed heroine part history lesson Nova Express 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 The Guardian madly to assemble troops and euipment 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 MacKenzie Fire Shine Not Burn #2 music of their own pipesthe weird sound of the pipes began and the Highlanders came Octopussy marching in with their kilts swinging tartans swept over their left shoulders huge white sporrans bobbing and the red cheuered patterns of their stockings twinkling in the uick steps of the reel A The Master Key to Riches message arrives for Wellington who plans the next day s stand at uatre Bras and the The Maze men take their leave The Highland Brigade came One Way and Another marching through the Place in the first rays of sunlightIn just a few hours those Highlanders would face the French in a battle that would cost the lives of over 8000 Loves Denial Warrior Camp #3 menThat was only the beginning and two days later the British and their allies would fight Napoleon s finest in the rain soaked fields outside a small village called Waterloo Heyer s descriptions of Waterloo are Az élet álom moving the glory the desperate courage the chaos the hideous pain of the injured both The White Goddess A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth men and horses It s all there and very real and it was as Wellington would say later the nearest run thing you ever saw in your lifeI also learned a great deal about the way war was fought in those days For example infantry suares like these were remarkably effective defenses against cavalry chargesAs for the romanceI think the book would have been better off without it Lady Barbara Child was so selfish and reckless that even her bravery helping with the wounded could not reconcile E penguara Reuiem për Linda B me to her Sadly The Santana Heir many of the characters seem rather dull including some old friends from earlier Alastair Audley books Not Plague Ship my favorite Heyer but an interesting read for fans of Flypaper military historyContent rating PG for Colonel Sun mature themes and graphic descriptions of warJune 2015 Georgette Heyer group read

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An Infamous Army Free download ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Her a new conuest by storm She is the talk of the ton She flirts shamelessly dresses outrageously and scandalizes polite society That doesn't stop one of her adorers the dashing Colonel Charles Audley an aide de camp to the Duke of Wellington from falling madly in love with the beautiful young widow and proposing marriage Threatened by the growing tide of scandal she allowed Colonel Charles Audley to claim her for his brideThe eve of the fateful Battle of Waterloo their betrothal falls apar 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 togetherI 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 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 his elsewhere 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 interpretation I especially liked that almost every line he utters in this book is something that he said in real life The man was just full of pithy phrasesEven interesting was her depiction of Silly Billy Heyer has a fondness for young men which is evident in all her works but really I think she s far too indulgent of his blunders here Heyer s Prince William of Orange is a courageous if impetuous young man whose rash courage leads him to make some understandable military mistakes An interesting comparison to Cornwall s version where the idiotic foppish youth gets a lot of good men killed through unforgivable stupidity and arroganceOverall though Heyer is working far too hard to cram in as much of her research as she can It clutters up the narrative and detracts from a clear understanding of the battles Grownow and Creevey are both very interesting chroniclers everyone should read them especially Grownow who writes some hilarious anecdotes about regency haut ton but neither of them were important people in their own right either socially or militarily There was no point in bothering to mention them as characters and record their arrival in town In fact there was far too much listing of names We don t need to know the name of every aristocrat hanging around Brussels or every Major in the armyThe love story between Bab and Charles is very sweet though I especially liked Bab who is a perfect Heyer Mark I hero in a female body But once again Heyer s desire to cram the book full of unnecessary info kind of ruins it Except in this case it s not military history it s fictional backstory from characters in earlier Heyer books I liked Mary Challoner and Vidal as much as the next Devil s Cub reader but they really didn t need to be in this book at all And all the interminable chat about people s ancestors and family history is only present to remind you of early books It doesn t add anything to the story or the charactersSo I don t know I did enjoy the book but I felt as if I enjoyed it in spite of itself

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An Infamous Army Free download ï PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free T It isn't until Charles marches off to fight Napoleon that Barbara discovers where her heart lies Now she can do nothing but wait as the battle rages praying for the safety of the one man who can set her free from her wild impulses But as the clouds of war gathered he turned from her in a sudden mysterious indifference Stunned bewildered Barbara wondered what secret she must fathom what new seduction must she devise to regain the one man who she ruefully realized had truly claimed her hear 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 lot educated 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 uickly with the outrageous Lady Barbara Bab was an excellent 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 earth he saw in her that attracted him so much except 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 compassionate side I was actually uite in favour of her match with Captain AudleyAs for the actual historical part of An Infamous Army Heyer s retelling of the battle of Waterloo was so detailed so intense and so overpowering that I felt as though as I was right there on the battlefield with the Duke of Wellington who seemed to be everywhere at once without getting hit Captain Audley who had to deliver endless messages through the masses of dead bodies and abandoned euipment and the whole of the Allied forces struggling to hold the line against the French troops Since the battle doesn t happen until about 34 of the book I was beginning to doubt whether or not Heyer meant to describe actual battlefield action and well to be sure it was a lot better than I had imaginedI enjoyed the military descriptions prior to battle very much as well It was great to see how the Duke was getting ready I remember that Lady Worth was surprised at his giving balls and enjoying himself out of office but I don t blame him in the least It must have been very hard to be in charge of the army and I think he needed to go to balls and all that in order to stay sane I liked his relationship with his fellow aides de camp whom he called his family It created such a nice sense of unity and collaboration One could tell that even though the Duke was above them in terms of social classes and military grades they were all good friends and went beyond their employee employer relationshipThat being said however Wellington s strong bonds with his co workers only made it all the sad when some of them died As good as An Infamous Army is it remains a war novel and war novels are wellvery sad I wanted to cry every time an important military died Though his staff fell about him he continued to ride up and down his lines rallying failing troops restraining men who maddened by the rain of deadly shot could hardly be kept from launching themselves through the smoke in a desperate charge against their persecutors Wait a little longer my lads you shall have at them presently he promised By God I thought I had heard enough of this man but he far surpasses my expectations Uxbridge exclaimed It is not a man but a god Wellington was expected by the Brussels population as some kind of demi god He didn t turn out to be what they had expected when he first puts an appearance at a gathering in Brussels in the beginning Well had all these people seen him fight on the battlefield they would have thought like UxbridgeHonestly people back in the days greatly surprised me sometimes Everyone comes to Brussels before the war when they can be of no particular use but simply want a little bit of action but not too much and amusement and they all FLEE during the war when they actually have the chance to help the wounded soldiers who come back in the city looking for help and shelter Like Lord Worth said My opinion of the human race has never been high but the antics that are being performed at this moment exceed every expectation of folly with which I had previously indulged my fancy


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    An Infamous Army [E–pub Free] Read An Infamous Army 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 ever read her characters are always well formed and the writing is witty and clever so I was lo

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    An Infamous Army [E–pub Free] 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 Wa

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    An Infamous Army [E–pub Free] 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 togetherI'm a big fan of fiction set

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    Read An Infamous Army An Infamous Army [E–pub Free] Georgette Heyer å 2 Read I read Heyer for romance This book was not what I expected 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 re

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    An Infamous Army [E–pub Free] Free download Æ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free å Georgette Heyer Read An Infamous Army 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 every gory death exactly as it occurred What happens to the characters during the battle is blended in with the real life events

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    An Infamous Army [E–pub Free] 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 lot educated This was

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    An Infamous Army [E–pub Free] 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 accurat

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    An Infamous Army [E–pub Free] 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 Wh

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