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A social history of an iconic battle in English history by one of our most promising biographer/historians 'Foulkes is strong on the historical side of events, most interesting is what he observes about the mythologising of the ball as it blended seamlessly into the battle' Sunday Telegraph 'Foulkes has written a wonderful book. Drawing on a rich stock of memoirs from those who fought and those who partied at Waterloo, he creates a picture that is gaudy, sad, elegant and impeccably English' Mail on Sunday '[An] entertaining chronicle...Foulkes's description of combat is as deliciously British as his vignette of teacakes and cream' Observer 'A fresh and vivid reconsideration of one of official British history's greatest triumphs' Scotsman

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Formerly Associate Editor of the Evening Standard's ES magazine, Nick Foulkes writes regularly for the Financial Times, Country Life and the Mail on Sunday's 'Night and Day'.

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[An] entertaining chronicle...Foulkes's description of combat is as deliciously British as his vignette of teacakes and cream--Observer
A fresh and vivid reconsideration of one of official British history's greatest triumphs--Scotsman
Foulkes has written a wonderful book. Drawing on a rich stock of memoirs from those who fought and those who partied at Waterloo, he creates a picture that is gaudy, sad, elegant and impeccably English--Mail on Sunday
Foulkes is strong on the historical side of events, most interesting is what he observes about the mythologising of the ball as it blended seamlessly into the battle--Sunday Telegraph

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