A Close Run Thing: (Matthew Hervey 1) - Matthew Hervey (Paperback)
  • A Close Run Thing: (Matthew Hervey 1) - Matthew Hervey (Paperback)
  • A Close Run Thing: (Matthew Hervey 1) - Matthew Hervey (Paperback)
  • A Close Run Thing: (Matthew Hervey 1) - Matthew Hervey (Paperback)
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A Close Run Thing: (Matthew Hervey 1) - Matthew Hervey (Paperback) A Close Run Thing: (Matthew Hervey 1) - Matthew Hervey (Paperback)

A Close Run Thing: (Matthew Hervey 1) - Matthew Hervey (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 01/03/2000
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Waterloo, 1815 As the war against Bonaparte rages to its bloody end upon the field of Waterloo, a young officer goes about his duty in the ranks of Wellington's army. He is Cornet Matthew Hervey of the 6th Light Dragoons - a soldier, gentleman and man or honour, who suddenly finds himself allotted a hero's role ... Momentous times call for momentous acts: as the Napoleonic Wars escalate, Cornet Hervey faces decisions, both military and romantic, which will change the course of his life, and possibly the outcome of Waterloo... 'I have never read a more enthralling account of a battle ... This is the first in a series of Matthew Hervey adventures. The next can't come soon enough for me' Daily Mail

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780553507133
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 357 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 33 mm


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"'Now at last a highly literate, deeply read cavalry officer of high rank shows one the nature of horse-borne warfare in those times: and Colonel Mallinson's A Close Run Thing is very much to be welcomed.'" * Patrick O'Brian *
"'As astonishingly impressive debut...Convincingly drawn, perfectly paced and expertly written...A joy to read'" -- Antony Beevor
"'The scope of A Close Run Thing is quite breathtaking...A sustained piece of bravura writing'" * Observer *
"'The account of the Battle of Waterloo is an imaginative feat of high order, owing as much as to thorough scholarship as it does to compassion and sensibility. Brilliantly conveyed.'" * Daily Telegraph *
"'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." * Spectator *

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