Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play
Dust and Steel

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » Fiction & Literature » History

Dust and Steel

By Patrick Mercer

Elsewhere $33.96 $18.78   Save $15.18 (45%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 January 2011
Thrilling military history from the author of To Do and Die.As the ship docked in Bombay, the shocking news of the rising by the Indian mutineers and their massacre of women, children and civilians reached Anthony Morgan and his company. Even so, they were hardly prepared for what they now faced in this country, so unknown to them, where they found it hard to understand who was friend or foe among the native troops.Morgan himself has another quest. On discovering that the son he had fathered, his child's mother and her husband, Morgan's old sergeant, are captives up in the hills where the enterprising Rhani of Jansi is building up her force against old comers, he is determined to find a way to rescue them and lead them to safety.A gripping tale of one of the great challenges to the Victorian Empire, and the difficult dilemmas of a soldier torn between orders and honor.

About the Author

Born in 1956, Patrick Mercer read History at Oxford University before joining the Army. He commanded his battalion in Bosnia and Canada. Previously receiving a gallantry commendation, he was awarded the OBE in 1997. In 1999, Patrick Mercer accepted a post as the Defence Reporter for the Today Programme. In the 2001 election, he won the Tory seat in Newark. A respected historian, he has already published a non-fiction account of the Inkerman battle during the Crimean War

Reviews

Praise for To Do and Die:'A finely-drawn depiction of battle and the camaraderie of war' Daily Mail`A tremendous achievement by a storyteller who knows the humour, the fear and the frenzy of men in battle.' Bernard Cornwell`Mercer's prose is muscular yet silky smooth . His depiction of the experience of battle is unsurpassed'Saul David, author of Zulu Dawn`An excellent fiction debut. Any more please?'Military Illustrated`Mercer creates colourful, believable characters that stay true to the dialect of the time, but remain recognisable to any modern soldier. Fans of Sharpe, Flashman or Matthew Hervey should enjoy this novel'Soldier magazine

EAN: 9780007302741
ISBN: 0007302746
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.4 centimetres (0.27 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Dust and Steel on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.