The Infamous Army was evidence of Miss Heyer's ability to make history her own, and to spin a tale that is based on a substantial and authentic phase of history. That story dealt with Waterloo; this new novel, with the escape of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester. She has painted a likeable portrait of Charles, and his adherents form a gallant band. It is a good story of loyalty, adventure and human interest, as Charles, disguised as a servant, shifts from one faithful household to another, binding his followers by his own careless courage and charm. It's a good yarn and reads well.