Reissue edition - the Original published - by Walker in 1974
Comments: Amusing story set in pre-Waterloo Brussels.
All society was scandalized by the shocking behavior of Miss Allegra Herington. It was common knowledge that her distant cousin, wealthy, handsome, impeccably groomed Sir Derek Herington, had offered this virtually impoverished young lady his much-sought-after hand in marriage - and Allegra refused!
But still more unlikely events soon followed. Who but an obviously mad girl would desert the delights of Regency London for the dangers and intrigues of Brussels on the eve of Waterloo? Who but Allegra would shamefully neglect her own interests while arranging a most splendid match for her younger sister?
And who but the captivating Allegra would once again find herself in the arms of Sir Derek - as pride warred with passion, and true love chose a most unlikely route of conquest.
Sir Derek Herington and Miss Allegra Herington