Captain John Staple's exploits in the Peninsula had earned him the sobriquet 'Crazy' Jack amongst his fellows in the Dragoon Guards.
Now home from Waterloo, life in peacetime is rather dull for the boisterous, adventure-loving Captain.
But when he finds himself lost and benighted at an unmanned toll-house in the Pennines, his soldiering days suddenly pale away besides an adventure - and romance - of a lifetime.
Yet again Georgette Heyer shows the qualities that made her one of the most successful and best-loved romantic novelists of her age, and why her popularity endures to this day.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 06/10/2005
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780099476368