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Scarlet Sash: A Novel of the Zulu Wars Hardcover – 8 Feb 2010


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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd; Sew edition (8 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 072786890X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727868909
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 2.5 x 21.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 630,365 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Peacock MA on 25 Mar. 2010
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I've enjoyed reading Gary Douglas Kilworth since his first Jack Crossman novel on the Crimea. Whilst the Zulu Wars have been well covered by previous authors, this fresh approach has made the book really enjoyable. The attention to detail and the background to the novel are as always well researched. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Samarkand on 16 May 2010
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The Zullu wars are well known because of the film about Rorke's Drift, with Michael Cain, but what's not so well known is the battle of Isandwana, where 2000 soldiers were massacred by 25,000 Zulus, just before the battle at Rorke's Drift. This combined with a detective story makes very engrossing reading. I like Kilworth's new hero, Seb Early, who seems to be a bit more gullible than Crossman from the Crimea books, but is likeable and fights with just as much fury as his 'uncle' Jack. Good book. Look forward to the next Seb Early novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Morris on 21 Aug. 2010
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There are quite a lot of authors now working in this broad historical space, presumably a sign of its popularity with readers. A few have produced good work, a number have produced lacklustre work and some are just trying to milk the market, in my view. This book stands out from the crowd.

Of course, Garry Douglas was there from the start. I've never understood why his Jack Crossman novels did not win more acclaim. He has managed to start afresh here - aside from a cameo from the great Jack Crossman - which is no mean feat. It's a success, in my view, despite the lead character being so average an individual in many respects. Perhaps that's the author's key to success - the blend of the setting, history and characters. None dominates the other; rather each enhances the other.

I can't give this book 5 stars - it's good, but not that good. Nonetheless, I believe it is as good as anything else currently available in this genre.
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