Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix

Cute story! If you like Etiquette and Espionage, you will enjoy this. It is a cute homage to all those romances where misunderstandings aboud. Newt is resourceful and clever. Captain Hartnett is handsome and not quite sure what to make of Newt. Lady Badgery is a hoot! The villain is villainous, and there iaddition of magic to the history is fun. It helps a tiny bit to know who Napoleon is, but you could get by without it.