Rumours Of War -

Rumours Of War

(The Matthew Hervey Adventures: 6): An action-packed and captivating military adventure from bestselling author Allan Mallinson



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1826: Bonaparte is dead, the Congress of Vienna's work is done and Europe is at peace. However, in Portugal, civil war is in the air following the death of King John VI. Newly returned from India, Matthew Hervey joins a delegation sent to make an assessment and lend support to the Portuguese regent, his place on the expedition having been secured with the help of his new friend, Lady Katherine Greville. But the Iberian Peninsula is redolent with memories for Hervey. For it was here as a young cornet that he first tasted military action. It was when the French had forced the British army into a gruelling and ignominious retreat until, under the leadership of Sir John Moore, they made their defiant stand at Corunna. In the epic battle that followed, Hervey and the Sixth Light Dragoons played their part. As the wave of the French onslaught broke against the solid rock of British resolve, the tide of war was turned once and for all in England's favour. And now, as the Spanish threaten the fortress at Elvas, Hervey makes ready for battle and prepares to confront ghosts from his past...

Product code: 9780553813524

ISBN 9780553813524
Series Matthew Hervey
On Sale Date 26/02/2007
Publisher Transworld Publishers Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW127xS35
No. Of Pages 560
Matthew Hervey joins a party of officers sent to lend support to Portugese regent. But Peninsula is a place redolent with memories. The French had forced British army into retreat until, under leadership of Sir John Moore, they made a defiant stand at Corunna. As he prepares for battle, Hervey finds himself confronting ghosts from his past.