A Regimental Affair -

A Regimental Affair

(The Matthew Hervey Adventures: 3): A gripping and action-packed military adventure from bestselling author Allan Mallinson



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The year is he year is 1817, and Captain Matthew Hervey has returned from India to an England in turmoil. The clamour for parliamentary and economic reform is bringing the country close to revolution. Every day the newspapers report conspiracies, violent assemblies, machine-breaking, arson and murder. There is no professional constabulary, and the onerous task of policing fails increasingly to the army, especially the cavalry. In the 6th Light Dragoons, things are not as they were. There is a new commanding officer - wealthy, vain, arrogant and cruel. No Waterloo veteran, he takes an immediate dislike to Hervey who, somehow, must earn a recommendation for promotion, while guarding his integrity and the loyalty of his men. Hervey's personal life too is about to change as he marries Lady Henrietta Lindsay - a relationship that will profoundly affect his future. Storm clouds gather as the Sixth suffer the trauma of a regimental flogging and put down Luddite violence in the Midlands. Finally, they are sent to Canada where, in the aftermath of war with the United States, tension along the border is still high. Although Hervey does not know it, he and his commanding officer are on a collision course, and the consequences for them both will be devastating...In this, the third instalment of Matthew Hervey's adventures, Allan Mallinson mixes rich and complex characters with a narrative that drives forward across the field of conflict, leaving heartbreak and betrayal in its wake.

Product code: 9780553507157

ISBN 9780553507157
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW127xS30
On Sale Date 26/02/2007
Series Matthew Hervey
No. Of Pages 512
Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
Captain Matthew Hervey is suffering the effects of unrest within his beloved regiment, the 6th Light Dragoons. Their new commanding officer - wealthy, arrogant and cruel - has taken an immediate dislike to him. Somehow, Hervey must earn promotion while retaining his integrity and the loyalty of his men.