The Nizam's Daughters (The Matthew Hervey Adventures: 2) (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
544
Utgivningsdatum
2001-03-01
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Dimensioner
125 x 200 x 40 mm
Vikt
300 g
ISBN
9780553507140
The Nizam's Daughters (The Matthew Hervey Adventures: 2) (häftad)

The Nizam's Daughters (The Matthew Hervey Adventures: 2)

A rip-roaring and riveting military adventure from bestselling author Allan Mallinson.

Häftad Engelska, 2001-03-01
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Another riveting Matthew Hervey adventure from the Sunday Times bestselling author Allan Mallinson, combining hero, history and drama to perfection. If you like Patrick O'Brian and Sharpe, you'll love this! "A marvellous read, paced like a well-balanced symphony ... This is more than a ripping yarn..." - The Times "This is an engaging work...The attention to detail is admirable" -- Daily Express "I strongly recommend this book (and the series) to any lover of this genre. FIVE STARS" - ***** Reader review. ************************************************************************* 1816: Fresh from the field at Waterloo, and leaving behind his fiancee Lady Henrietta Lindsey, Matthew Hervey is dispatched to India on a secret mission. The state of Chintal is threatened by both intrigue from within and military might from without. Hervey finds he is once more destined for the battlefield. In a land at once alien, exotic and beguiling, Matthew Hervey's mettle will be tested to the limit... Have you read A Close Run Thing - the first Matthew Hervey adventure? The Nizam's Daughters is the second book in Allan Mallinson's Matthew Hervey series. His adventures continue in A Regimental Affair.
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A marvellous read, paced like a well-balanced symphony ... This is more than a ripping yarn...I look forward enormously to hearing more of Hervey's exploits; he is as fascinating on horseback as Jack Aubrey is on the quarterdeck. * The Times * 'This is an engaging work...The attention to detail is admirable' * Daily Express * Allan Mallinson's grasp of the technical side of his subject is effortless and impressive...The portrayal of the men of all ranks is excellent ...This promises to be an extremely enjoyable series * Spectator * Treads a middle course between the subtleties of O'Brian and the simplicities of Cornwell...An exciting, fast-moving story, full of bloody hacking with sabre and tulwar. * Evening Standard * 'O'Brian's equal in accurate knowledge of the equipment, methods, weapons and conditions of serve of the fighting men of whom he writes...An imaginative feat of high order, owning as much to thorough scholarship as it does to compassion and sensibility... Brilliantly conveyed' * Country Life *

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A professional solder for thirty-five years, Allan Mallinson began writing while still serving. His first book was a history of four regiments of British light dragoons, one of which he commanded. His debut novel was the bestselling A Close Run Thing, the first in an acclaimed series chronicling the life of a fictitious cavalry officer before and after Waterloo (The Tigress of Mysore is the fourteenth in the series). His The Making of the British Army was shortlisted for a number of prizes, while 1914: Fight the Good Fight won the British Army's 'Book of the Year' Award. Its sequel, Too Important for the Generals, is a provocative look at leadership during the Great War, while Fight to the Finish is a comprehensive history of the First World War, month by month. Allan Mallinson reviews for the Spectator and the TLS and also writes for The Times. He lives on Salisbury Plain.