(William Dalrymple, Sunday Times)
'A remarkable work by a huge new talent'
Saul David's brilliant and magisterial account must now be regarded as the definitive history of the Zulu War (Frank McLynn, Literary Review)
This meticulously detailed book...give[s] a fully rounded and judicious account of this dismal conflict (Guardian)
Fascinating, thrilling, convincing... reads like a novel (Economist)
VICTORIA'S WARS (2007)
Splendid . . . a terrific treasure-chest of anecdotes . . . a splendidly brisk, cool and judicious narrator
Incisive and acute . . . thorough and occasionally revelatory, [David] always finds a telling phrase, an eye-catching detail or a human story (Sunday Times)