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Azincourt
Azincourt
by Bernard Cornwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.50

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars another winner, 17 July 2009
This review is from: Azincourt (Paperback)
As always ,lots of action and research into the period. The "blood & guts" aspect very graphic that lingers a little too long in certain passages ,with Bernard's usual repetitive description,hence 4 out of 5 stars.
But the story itself is absolutely gripping,as always. The well researched run up to the battle and the battle itself ,dismiss the Laurence Olivier/Shakespear slant on the battle , which left you feeling that it was a quick hey-ho at the French ,fire your arrows and it was all over.
The main character was very reminiscent of Thomas Hook,Harlequin etc, but if you've got a good template why keep changing ( Sharpe!!)
It just goes to prove that the good Mr Cornwell can swap centuries and still make it good.
Long may he keep writing,because I have always felt cheated that C.S.Forrester didn't live longer and write more books.


Mr Midshipman Fury
Mr Midshipman Fury
by G.S. Beard
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.29

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Swashed My Buckle, 20 July 2008
This review is from: Mr Midshipman Fury (Paperback)
Take a large chunk of C.S.Forrester,some O'Brien and a soupcon of Alexander Kent ,and you have it ! This man MUST have been bought up on Hornblower.So like the story lines I have read for 40 years,but with it's own style. How much can you write about this period of Naval history. It is inevitably going to feel familiar.BUT it depends on how well you do it. Mr Beard does it well ! I have been floating around the period novels trying to find a replacement for Forrester.Kent ,good ,but far too much love and emotional interest,but I do believe that I have found a promising successor to H.H. I do so hope that the following books do not let me down.


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