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Another enjoyable Mallinson novel...,
This review is from: A Regimental Affair (Hardcover)If you've read and enjoyed Allan Mallinson's previous books then read this one. I read books for escapism so I enjoy Mallinson's believably detailed world and it's a happy coincidence that he educates me (effortlessly) at the same time.
Historical novels around this period generally concentrate Georgian or Victorian times so I like the way Mallinson's books occupy the space in between.
The principal character, Matthew Hervey, is a believable mixture of diffidence and decisiveness.
I note that one of the reviews criticises the dramatic conclusion. Mallinson hardly writes pulp fiction and I must admit I found it moving - but we're all different.
I can understand the comparison with Patrick O'Brian - for me it amounts the same sort of pleasure reading both authors work.