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Beguinage is Dead
Beguinage is Dead
by J. T. Edson
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars JT Edson - Beguinage is Dead, 9 Oct 2012
This review is from: Beguinage is Dead (Paperback)
"Assigned to protect Crown Prince Rudolph of Bosgravnia while he was on a hunting expedition in Texas, Ole Devil Hardin's Floating Outfit knew that their task would be anything but easy. For one thing, they were fighting two separate groups of assassins, both made up of Rudolph's countrymen. But Dusty Fog, Mark Counter, the Ysabel Kid and Waco considered that the most serious threat had been removed. Posing as a hired killer, the small Texan had brought Beguinage, Europe's top assassin, out into the open and killed him - or so they thought. Then things started to happen which made the Floating Outfit change their ideas from 'Beguinage is dead!" to the unthinkable 'Is Beguinage alive?'..."

Another Western novel by the prolific JT Edson.


Pendragon - The Montenegran Plot (The Pendragon Quartet Book 3)
Pendragon - The Montenegran Plot (The Pendragon Quartet Book 3)
Price: £3.28

5.0 out of 5 stars Robert Trevelyan - Pendragon: The Montenegran Plot - "More heroic exploits of a Victorian secret agent", 9 Oct 2012
"Victorian England always gave a lavish reception to foreign heads of state and the visit of the King of Montenegro promised to be no exception. And yet a dark cloud hung over the pomp and ceremony of the state reception; for Janes Krakar, the King's anarchist half-brother, had followed him to London and already set in train a clutch of devilish plans that seemed set to plunge the capital into chaos and uproar. There was only one man in London with the courage and cunning enough to thwart the plans of such a reckless villain. His name? Captain John Hawkdale Pendragon. A hero of Balaclava, now London's most dashing secret agent, Pendragon's dare-devil gallantry made him the toast of Mayfair hostesses and cabinet ministers alike. And in Janes Krakar he had an adversary truly worthy of him..."

"A rip-roaring tale of 19th century skullduggery and international intrigue" - LANCASHIRE EVENING POST

Espionage adventure novel set in Victorian London.


Desert Marauders
Desert Marauders
by Gordon Landsborough
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Gordon Landsborough - The Glasshouse Gang: Desert Marauders, 9 Oct 2012
This review is from: Desert Marauders (Paperback)
"The Glasshouse Gang swore to settle their account with the screws at Sharafim Prison - and they did. Then thirty-six men and four Chev trucks vanished into the sandstorms and the emptiness of the Sahara, to lie low and let the Eighth Army and the Afrika Korps fight the official war. Now John Offer's Glasshouse Gang are on the run, and not only from the British. The Germans are at their heels, with one man in particular intent on exacting a very special vengeance on their commander. But the men of the Glasshouse Gang have arms and equipment, a growing knowledge of desert warfare, and no intention of being either captured or killed."

Action-adventure war novel set in the Western Desert during the Second World War.


It's Me Again (The Bandy Papers)
It's Me Again (The Bandy Papers)
by Donald Jack
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Donald Jack - The Bandy Papers #3: It's Me Again - "With friends like Bandy, who needs enemies?", 9 Oct 2012
"Brigadier Soames doesn't. Bandy has run him over in a staff car, stolen his piano and jumped on his prize peacock from 8,000 feet. And he's carrying on with the Brigadier's wife. The adjutant doesn't like him either. Not onyl has Bandy countermanded his orders to have the coal painted white but he's requisitioned his magnificent private loo for the ultimate mess trophy. They both resort to aerial warfare, though not the sort that has brought Bandy such distinction in the skies over the Western Front. The Brigadier orders him to test lethal prototype parachutes and the adjutant blots Bandy's copy-book with a highly trained dive-bombing pigeon. And Bandy? He just emerges triumphantly from one disaster to to lurch straight into the next, wearing that crazy, ever-broadening smile which announces: IT'S ME AGAIN!"

Comedic war novel set in the First World War.


The Black and Tans
The Black and Tans
by Richard Bennett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

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5.0 out of 5 stars Richard Bennett - The Black & Tans, 9 Oct 2012
This review is from: The Black and Tans (Paperback)
"The Black and Tans, sent to Ireland to make it 'a hell for the rebels to live in', are part of the mythology of Anglo-Irish history. But before the appearance of this book there had been no separate study of the period, which the British have contrived to forget and the Irish have struggled to remember. Between March 1920 and July 1921 the Black and Tans managed to unite not only Irish but also British public opinion against the government, to undermine Lloyd-George's Coalition Cabinet, and to make the continuation of the struggle impossible. This is a disturbingly frank and graphic account of the contribution that the notorious Black and Tans made to the foundation of the Irish Republic."

Non-fiction account of the Irish War of Independence.


Highway to Hell
Highway to Hell
by Heinz G. Konsalik
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Heinz Konsalik - Highway to Hell, 9 Oct 2012
This review is from: Highway to Hell (Paperback)
"Laden with fat black puddings and bottles of gin, they kissed the full lips of their sweethearts and said their last farewells. As the train roared on towards the front, Strakuweit and Laskau drowned their fears and forgot that death lay waiting for them in the endless wastes of the Russian steppes. But euphoria soon vanished...The Russians were advancing inexorably on Berlin, their tanks crushing the bodies of the dead and dying, a trail of blood and devastation in their wake. No more was it a question of the glory of war, it was now a desperate matter of survival."

A novel about German soldiers on the Eastern Front during the Second World War.


The Saracen Blade
The Saracen Blade
by Frank Yerby
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Frank Yerby - The Saracen Blade - "Sword in hand he thundered his way across Europe in the lusty days of the Crusades", 9 Oct 2012
This review is from: The Saracen Blade (Paperback)
"Born a serf Pietro di Donati rose to become one of the greatest knights in all Christendom, in an age when Europe's peasants were held in bondage to their feudal lords, and while the Crusaders were committing terrible atrocities in the name of religion. Frank Yerby vividly brings to life the bloody private wars, the endless sieges, the medieval battles, cleverly interweaving Pietro's own story, and his love for two women: one passionate and the other cold and bitter as the winter snows."

"Enormously enjoyable and historically most instructive. Mr Yerby has done much serious research, and draws an effective contrast between the civilised outlook of the ruler I used to but shall never again call Saladin, and the barbaric Christendom that opposed him." - THE OBSERVER

"Thirteenth-century Europe has been brought vividly to life for us by an American whose novel is both intense and absorbing...this novel in, to say the least, instructive in the purely historical sense; extremely satisfying in the purely entertaining sense." - CAMBRIDGE DAILY NEWS

"Great medieval battles are brought to vivid life...Mr Yerby's pages are always alive and entertaining." - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

A lengthy medieval adventure novel with dense footnotes written by, of all people, a mixed-race American.


Young Ole Devil
Young Ole Devil
by J. T. Edson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars JT Edson - Young Ole Devil, 9 Oct 2012
This review is from: Young Ole Devil (Paperback)
"'He's reckless, irresponsible and can't - or won't - avoid getting involved in fights no matter what duty he's supposed to be carrying out!' - That was the sort of comment which the senior officer of the Texas Light Cavalry might, with some justification, have made about the hot-headed Lieutenant Red Blaze during the War between the States. However, it was uttered by Colonel William Barrett Travis shortly before his departure to take commando of the garrison at the Alamo Mission in San Antonio de Bexar early in 1836. He was speaking about a young officer to whom Major General Sam Houston intended to entrust a dangerous mission. The officer in question was to become famous as the iron-hard disciplinarian who commanded the Confederate States Army of Arkansas and Northern Texas. His name was Jackson Baines Hardin - the man who became known as the 'lil ole devil' for fighting..."

Another Western novel by the prolific JT Edson, this time focusing on his character of 'Ole Devil' and the Texas Revolution.


The Dead Commando
The Dead Commando

5.0 out of 5 stars Gordon Landsborough - The Glasshouse Gang: The Dead Commando" - "Hunted and betrayed, they had to be dead to stay alive!", 9 Oct 2012
"They drove in out of the desert and took the isolated fortress before the Italian garrison could resist. Then the operation went wrong and the Germans moved in. With the Allied armies on the move to El Alamein, Rommel could not risk an enemy-held strongpoint in his rear. But no one on the British side was going to lift a finger to save the seventeen men of John Offer's Glasshouse Gang. They had only one hope of survival: they'd be dead men or prisoners if they held out in Fort Telatha, but if they could slip out before the balloon went up, who would know if they were alive or dead?"

Another action-adventure novel in the Glasshouse Gang series set in the Western Desert during the Second World War.


The coal-scuttle brigade
The coal-scuttle brigade
by Alexander McKee
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Alexander McKee - The Coal-Scuttle Brigade - "The splendid, dramatic story of the Channel convoys", 9 Oct 2012
"Twice every seven days the convoys of slow, rugged colliers passed through the most bitterly contested waterway of the war. Attack was certain: from the French coast, heavy shore batteries would open up; Stukas would stalk them, screaming down from above the cliffs; on the edge of the swept channel, E-boats would lie in ambush, and in a few seconds the night would errupt into a chaos of gunfire, tracers and torpedo explosions...Here is the magnificent, true story of those heroic convoys, of the ships which formed 'The Coal-Scuttle Brigade'."

"A splendid book. There had been many about the war at sea from both sides, but none so fascinating as this one. It is a story to thrill and make proud every Englishman." - MANCHESTER EVENING CHRONICLE

"Crisp, factual documentation at its best, told without exaggeration or heroics." - YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

"A magnificent story." - SHEFFIELD TELEGRAPH

Non fiction account of the dangerous British convoys in the English Channel during the Second World War.


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