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

Geoff Rouse
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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 (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,733 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 28 May 2014
By f.rush
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A true soldiers tale. politically incorrect with army language and action. I will definitely be reading more of these adventures as they become available.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Warts and all history 14 Jun 2014
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Not an expert but feels authentic. Language and descriptions a bit strong although probably genuine,very gripping. With a violent conclusion.
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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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit rushed towards the end! 11 Jan 2014
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Not bad and I would consider this author again. The language and concepts may be a little 'robust'; not for the fainthearted.
I believe that there were really two books here, one about S. Africa (Zulu wars) and one about India. Towards the end it was as though the author was about to miss a deadline/had promised to keep the story to a certain length. At any rate, it became a bit disjointed.I think this is a first book. I will consider buying the next one, it really wasn't bad, just a bit rushed at the end.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Yarn 29 July 2014
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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.
If you enjoy historically based novels then this is a good read and hope Carew has a further adventure.
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good read
Published 6 days 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 19 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by A. Browne
1.0 out of 5 stars Gave up
Gratuitous rubbish. Totally unhistorical and very unpleasant at times.
Published 2 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 2 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 2 months ago by Mr. S. L. Day
3.0 out of 5 stars Good in parts
I'm sorry, I couldn't get through this. Some of it reads quite well (the South Africa part) but the up-country expedition in India seemed pointless an interminable. Read more
Published 3 months ago by TL
2.0 out of 5 stars Started well
I recommended it after starting it but changed my mind half way through and I ended up wishing I hadn't started
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
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