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Attack on the Redan: Sergeant Jack Crossman and the Battle for Sebastopol Hardcover – 2003


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  • Hardcover: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Carroll & Graf; 1st. Edition edition (2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786712600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786712601
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2.7 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,118,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Garry Douglas Kilworth was born in York in 1941. He began travelling the minute his feet hit the ground. As a service brat he was raised in various counties of England, in Aden, and in Singapore. He went to military school at the age of 15 and served in the RAF until 33, in Kenya, Aden, Maldives, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Germany and Malta. On leaving the RAF he had his first short story published in the Sunday Times. Novels with Faber and Faber, and Penguin Books, followed shortly afterwards. After working for Cable and Wireless in the Caribbean for 8 years he turned full-time writer and to date has 125 short stories and 70 novels published. He has worked in several genres, including Science Fiction, Fantasy, General Fiction, Children's books, Historical Fiction and Military Crime novels. Garry is still married to Annette, the girl he met when she was 17 and he 19. They have two children, a boy and a girl, now in their forties, and five beloved grandchildren, Alexander being the boy in the photograph. Garry Kilworth's main influences have been: Rudyard Kipling, HG Wells, Julio Cortazar and a whole raft of modern authors, many of them now friends.

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The year is 1855. Sebastopol is a disaster. Read how the French & Sardinian forces finally secure victory over the Russians. ' Fancy Jack ' Crossman is an engaging individual. The story moves at a cracking pace.

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As per the previous instalments of Fancy Jack (and although I am still reading the book) it is constantly on the move and there is a new surprise every other page. Great writer Reminds me of Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe novels
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Back to the Crimean War 6 Feb. 2008
By Jeffrey S. Barrett - Published on Amazon.com
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I read the Winter Soldiers and throughly enjoyed the characters so I thought that I would give this book a try.I liked the character of Fancy Jack Crossman (who is the Bastard son of a nobleman/Major in the British Army) and his band of 19th Century SF types who play merry hell with the Russians during the siege of Sebastopol.This group has a wide range of characters from a Turkish irregular to a female sniper.All in all if you like adventure and action then I would recommend this book to you.The reason for the four star rating is that the book does drag at times.But all in all a good read.
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