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By A Customer
This review is from: A Civil Contract (Paperback)
I have read all Miss Heyer's books many times, and though this is not my favourite, I think it is her best. All the characters are fully rounded and utterly believable, from Adam's languid mother to the magnificent Mr Chawleigh. The scenes in which Adam gambles his whole fortune on the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo are wonderfully realised. No soft-focus romance this; you finish it with an aching heart.