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Beat the Drums Slowly

Beat the Drums Slowly

by Adrian Goldsworthy
Paperback
Publication Date: 13/11/2012
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Second in the series begun by TRUE SOLDIER GENTLEMEN, the story takes our heroes through the winter snows as Sir John Moore is forced to retreat to Corunna. Faced with appalling weather and pursued by an overwhelming French army led by Napoleon himself, the very survival of Britain's army is at stake.



But while the 106th Foot fights a desperate rearguard action, for the newly promoted Hamish Williams, the retreat turns into an unexpectedly personal drama. Separated from the rest of the army in the initial chaos, he chances upon another fugitive, Jane MacAndrews, the daughter of his commanding officer and the woman he is desperately and hopelessly in love with.



As the pair battle the elements and the pursuing French, picking up a rag-tag band of fellow stragglers along the way - as well as an abandoned newborn - the strict boundaries of their social relationship are tested to the limit, with surprising results. But Williams soon finds he must do more than simply evade capture and deliver Jane safe and sound to her father. A specially tasked unit of French cavalry is threatening to turn the retreat into a massacre and Williams and his little band are the only thing standing between them and their goal.
ISBN:
9781780224947
9781780224947
Category:
Historical Fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
13-11-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Orion Publishing Co
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
198x131x21mm
Weight:
0.24kg
Adrian Goldsworthy

Adrian Goldsworthy studied at Oxford, where his doctoral thesis examined the Roman army, and became an acclaimed historian of Ancient Rome. He is the author of numerous books, including Caesar, The Fall of the West, Pax Romana, and most recently Hadrian's Wall. Brigantia completes the trilogy of novels about Flavius Ferox including Vindolanda and The Encircling Sea.

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