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The Corpse on the Court (Fethering Mystery)
The Corpse on the Court (Fethering Mystery)
by Simon Brett
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.91

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the corpse on the court, 13 Nov 2012
The arcane world of Real Tennis is the background for this new Feathering mystery and its byzantine etiquette and rules and upper-class milieu are ideally suited to this Jude and Carol investigation. Simon Brett is clearly at ease in this murky world and takes the reader through the twists and turns of the plot with his usual charm and humour.


Before the Harvest: August 1914
Before the Harvest: August 1914
by Antony Bird
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars before the harvest august 1914, 30 Oct 2012
The Retreat from Mons was a fighting retreat. And this is about the fighting and the men and officers who did it. Each man and woman in this novel have their story to tell,from the future field marshal ( Lt Montgomery)to the humble private. Here are the voices of the old BEF.
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Gentlemen, We Will Stand and Fight: Le Cateau 1914
Gentlemen, We Will Stand and Fight: Le Cateau 1914
by Antony Bird
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.95

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Le Cateau 1914, 30 Sep 2012
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This is a battle that should to be better known, as important as Mons. Von Kluck was dealt a blow and the BEF largely got away to fight another day. Gen Smith-Dorrien deserves to be reassessed as a general with a rare feel for the battlefield, a general who was badly treated by French and whose loss was a blow to the command of the Western Front. This book tells of the heroism on the field of battle aa well as the context.


Playing the Game: The British Junior Infantry Officer on the Western Front 1914-18 (Helion Studies in Military History)
Playing the Game: The British Junior Infantry Officer on the Western Front 1914-18 (Helion Studies in Military History)
by Christopher Moore-Bick
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.58

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars playing the game, 28 Dec 2011
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A very well researched piece of work. The received ideas of the war are examined and found to be far too simplistic. The junior infantry officer in the Great War adapted himself surprisingly quickly to his new habitat,helped to a large degree by his public school and OTC preparation.


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