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The Journals of Captain Carew: Rape, Raj and the Regiment [Kindle Edition]

Geoff Rouse
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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A triumphant addition to the British war novel genre



1879: South Africa. Captain Carew of the British army narrowly escapes with his life during the Zulu wars having been rescued by Sergeant McBride. They fight their bloody way from Rorkes Drift to Ulundi battling enemies on both sides.

Carew and McBride are sent on a special mission to Lahore which for the last 19 years had been under the British Raj.

The mission? Young white virgins are missing and Carew has to find out who is behind their disappearance. But there are persons unknown that would rather he were not in India and Carew finds Lahore every bit as dangerous as South Africa.

"It is an old fashioned headlong charge of a story. Bone crunching action. Mellow, brassy and vigorous with fast and witty dialogue. Rich in adventure and melancholy. A tale told as if Kipling had returned in today's world with a chip on his shoulder. Painted over a vast canvas. Incredibly this work of 'fiction' is based on actual events from the darkest days of the empire".
T W Johnson. Canadian Book Review

From the pen of Geoff Rouse winner of the BBC scriptwriting award.
'It certainly has all the ingredients necessary for an entertaining read. Brilliantly funny, well researched and thoroughly absorbing Carew is a whirlwind of a novel that anyone interested in history, the army or indeed with a sense of humour will enjoy.'

Melrose Books

If you enjoy British historical novels by a cracking British author, you owe it to yourself to download this now!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 556 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Raven Crest Books; 2 edition (1 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EXS27T2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,455 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good, pacy read, but needs some editing 12 May 2014
By Ted W
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An interesting and enjoyable read in the Flashman style, exploring some of the unsavoury bits of Victoria's empire. Likeable, mostly believable, characters and a rollicking plot kept me reading and I would eagerly read this author's work again. However, it would benefit from a good editor to sort out issues such as the confusing timelines of some key events and a couple of plot devices that stretch credibility; without these I would have given it 4 stars. Also, as it's based on true events, I'd have appreciated a footnote or preface detailing the real historical facts behind the tale.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The journals of captain carew 27 Feb 2014
By Gail
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Excellent read, colourful and laced with historical detail. The scrapes and escapes of Harry Flashman with the heroics of Richard Sharpe. I hope for a second installment soon
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good book for the holidays 4 July 2014
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I mostly enjoyed this book and would recommend it as a light holiday read. It was fast paced and switched from South Africa to India easily enough, but I'd have liked some more detail.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 19 Oct 2013
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An interesting and fast moving story about the former colonial Army. I would like to see any similar books, maybe by the same author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, bit rushed at the end 7 Oct 2014
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Good but not quite great, ok start, decent build up hurried ending, but good potential, hopefully there will be a follow-up
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good well written read 27 Feb 2014
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A good read, well written and it maintains a good pace throughout, with limited historical knowledge on this period, it would appear to have been well researched too.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really enjoyable and worthwhile story 18 Mar 2014
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Having read a number of books related to the period
the story covered, l enjoyed the historical background
to the adventure. Moreover, I found the main characters
to be most interesting and funny. This is a great read
that all readers of historical fiction should take the
opportunity to enjoy.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read 21 May 2014
By PJH
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As previous reviewers have said, a very enjoyable read which is enhanced by the very authentic sounding soldiers dialogue and an eye for military detail.
Geoff Rouse has the mix just right. I finished this quickly and immediately bought others by him, all of the same high standard and a treat to read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read
Published 1 month ago by GARY WOODALL
5.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably easy going and a good read.
Well written fictional story, some nasty characters here who get what they deserved, enjoyed reading this on holiday in Wales!
Published 1 month ago by P. Mannings
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
The worst book I have read all mixed up and I have stopped reading it!
Published 2 months ago by stewart
3.0 out of 5 stars From better to worse
Started well in Africa, Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift caught my imagination. Then moved to India and it rather fragmented. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stan
3.0 out of 5 stars Here we are again starting at Rorke's drift. I ...
Here we are again starting at Rorke's drift . I am surprised that we do not run into Fonthill , Harte or even Flashman himself they all eem to have been there and survived. Read more
Published 2 months ago by A. Browne
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Yarn
Although the story could be a little far fetched at times it ran parallel to some historical facts and reflects social history of the time. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jockndoris
1.0 out of 5 stars Gave up
Gratuitous rubbish. Totally unhistorical and very unpleasant at times.
Published 3 months ago by Mr R J Neilson
3.0 out of 5 stars Imagination stretched
This book was a little too simplistic for my taste.

I found that, having some knowledge of both Africa and India, the author had taken too many liberties with facts, but... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Diehard
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not waste your money
Absolute rubbish. Hardly merits a review really, but this badly written and violent novel supposedly set in 19th century India a mere Flashman rip off and not even worth the 99p I... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. S. L. Day
4.0 out of 5 stars Warts and all history
Not an expert but feels authentic. Language and descriptions a bit strong although probably genuine,very gripping. With a violent conclusion.
Published 4 months ago by W. Major
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