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Excellent alternative to "Sharpe"
on 25 March 2010
Although the initial thought of reading something about a chap called "Fancy Jack" was a little off-putting - I have thoroughly enjoyed all of this series. There's not a lot of novels about this era, and it shows that in many ways the "soldiers lot" hadn't improved since the Napoleonic era. It's also refreshing to have a very "real" lead character, one that feels fear, embarrassment, jealousy and all the other foibles that we humans have! Plus - this one can get hurt....