The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour: A Novel of Waterloo

Tells the story of the Waterloo Campaign from the perspective of two French women who fought on the battlefields of Gilly, Ligny, Quatre Bras, Genappe and, of course, Waterloo itself. Like all the previous books, this one is full of action and intrigue set against a carefully-researched historical background.

Marianne is determined that, after this one last campaign, she will make a new life for herself and her young daughter, since neither of them has ever known anything but the rigours of warfare. But she has not reckoned on the complications that will arise from a chance encounter with another of the army’s women, Liberté Dumont – Dragoon trooper and sometimes spy for the Machiavellian French Minister of Police, Fouché. And Marianne wonders what she really wants, this hawk-faced trooper with her visions, dreams and fancies.

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"Superb! David Ebsworth has really brought these dramatic events to life. His description of the fighting is particularly vivid and compelling."

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"This is an excellent piece of writing and I found myself really wanting Marianne and Liberte to survive and succeed in their dreams."

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