True Soldier Gentlemen - The Napoleonic Wars (Paperback)
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True Soldier Gentlemen - The Napoleonic Wars (Paperback)

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'[A] Jane Austen-meets-Bernard Cornwell novel' Daily Mail

Raw recruits march under the summer sun. But on distant shores a terrible event is about to sing its siren's song to the true soldier gentlemen of Britain. For it is 1808, and the Peninsular War is about to erupt . . .


Meet the men of the 106th Foot, a new regiment staffed by young gentlemen who know nothing of war. William Hanley is in the army because he has no other livelihood. Hamish Williams, a man without money or influence, is hoping war will make his name. Their friend Billy Pringle believes the rigours of combat will keep him from the drinking and womanising that are his undoing. And for George Wickham, battle is simply another means of social climbing.

When the band of four are plunged into a savage war against the veteran armies of Napoleon, they find their illusions shattered and their lives changed for ever as they face the brutality of the battlefield . . .

Combining the vivid detail of a master historian with the engaging characters and pulsating action of a natural storyteller, True Soldier Gentlemen is perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Patrick O'Brian, C.S. Forester, Allan Mallinson and Simon Scarrow.

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'It's so well written, flows so well, that the detail does not drag you down . . . a fantastic read, well written, well laid out and absorbing from start to finish' Goodreads reviewer

'Having now read quite a few novels set during the Napoleonic Wars, I was extremely impressed by Adrian Goldsworthy's knowledge of the period and his ability to relate this to the reader without it reading like a history text' Goodreads reviewer

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753828366
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 134 x 201 x 27 mm


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In this Jane Austen-meets-Bernard Cornwell novel, Goldsworthy brilliantly evokes the reality of life - and death - in the early 19th century British Army * Daily Mail *
Take a distinguished historian, a long and bloody war against an apparently invincible enemy, and you have a good recipe for what promises to be a classic series * Good Book Guide *

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“Historical Novel”

Adrian Goldsworthy is a great historian who writes full time for a living and has had books translated all over the world.

This is the first volume of his new series which looks like the promising start of things to... More

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