Regency review: ‘An Infamous Army’ by Georgette Heyer

Posted June 9, 2016 by Mary Kingswood in Review / 1 Comment

I set out to read all of Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances in publication order, and here I am at the second book, written in 1937, and already I’m refusing to jump. The opening is a whole confusion of characters, so, naturally, I turned to the Goodreads reviews for advice. And find that this book is more of a historical treatise on the Battle of Waterloo than fiction. It is, apparently, still required reading for the officer training school at Sandhurst.

Well, it may be picky of me, but I read for entertainment, not to be hit over the head with the author’s depth of research. I’ll take a raincheck on this one, and maybe come back to it later, when I feel stronger. Pass.

Nice cover, though.

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One response to “Regency review: ‘An Infamous Army’ by Georgette Heyer

  1. Linda

    I first read An Infamous Army years ago and didn’t think much of it. During lockdown this year I decided to reread some Heyer’s, specifically the Alistair Audley books which also weren’t my favourites. However, for the first time reading them both in order and also in quick succession I finally found that I enjoyed them. Even this one, the final in the series, in which the character of both hero and especially heroine finally made sense.
    I didn’t even mind the battle details this time round and the friendship formed between the love interest and the sister who initially heartily dislike each other was very sympathetically portrayed.

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