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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Released January 1, 2000
ISBN 9780593043745

£200.00

Matthew Hervey, newly appointed aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington, is sent on a secret mission to India. With the embers of war cooling to a precarious peace across Europe, Hervey must leave behind his love, Henrietta, to travel to a foreign land which will test his mettle to the very limits.

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Allan Mallinson

Allan Mallinson was a soldier for thirty-five years, serving first with the infantry and then the cavalry.

He began writing while still serving. His first book was a history of four regiments of British light dragoons, one of whose descendant regiments he commanded. It was followed by A Close Run Thing, the first novel in the acclaimed and bestselling series chronicling the life of a fictitious cavalry officer, Matthew Hervey, before and after Waterloo.

His The Making of the British Army was shortlisted for several prizes, while his centenary history, 1914: Fight the Good Fight – Britain, the Army and the Coming of the First World War 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.

Allan Mallinson also writes for The Times, is history editor for Unherd.com and reviews for the TLS and the Spectator. He lives on Salisbury Plain.

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Book Condition & Notes

Fine book, fine dust jacket.

Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.