Far Fly the Eagles - Evelyn AnthonyLondon, Melbourne, Auckland & Johannesburg: Century, 1986, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned.
First in this edition, first Museum Press, 1955. Number 3 in the series.
From the cover: “Far Fly the Eagles follows Imperial Highness and Curse Not the King to form the third volume in Evelyn Anthony’s Romanov trilogy set in Czarist Russia.
In this book the story of two strange and brilliant men, and the women in their lives, is re-lived. Between them there grew a conflict of the sort that was to re-shape empires, because they are Czar Alexander the First, grandson of Catherine the Great, and his opponent, Napoleon the Emperor of France.
The one is the twenty-nine-year-old ruler of all the Russians, said to be irresistibly charming, but born of blood coloured by both madness and genius. While the other has gained power by the very wit and cunning which he will now use to preserve that position. Seasoned at outmanoeuvring Europe’s most brilliant diplomats, Napoleon never doubts his own ability to ensnare the Czar. But the see-saw of victories and defeats to which that resolve leads him includes some of the bloodiest battles of the century — culminating in the Hundred Days War and Waterloo.
At the hands of Evelyn Anthony these most colourful passages from history are brought to life again in a way that reveals the passions and personalities, the jealousies and ambitions, of those involved — from Napoleon Bonaparte and his Empress Josephine to the Imperial family of Russia. And it is fitting that she should end this trilogy, where human intrigue has figured so prominently, with the final mystery left behind by Czar Alexander.”