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For Bravery in the Field-bookcover

By: Stuart Fox

For Bravery in the Field

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Fin and Thomo return to England with the seemingly simple purpose of delivering Sir Robert de Lacy, lately wounded at the battle of Vitoria, and his wife to their Dorset estate, but this is only a deception arranged by the Duke of Wellington commanding the army in Spain for his desire to know whether the new experimental weapon, Congreve’s rockets, has improved sufficiently for deployment with his army that is much in need of artillery. Fin and Thomo’s investigation will take them to London, where they have to prove their worth to members of the Rocket Brigade, survive the ravages of storms at sea before setting foot on dry land to begin the campaign, under a foreign commander who once served Napoleon, leading to the climactic Battle of Leipzig, where not all of the new troops will live to fight another day…

Stuart trained as a teacher and has recently retired after 37 years in school. His family keep him very busy, travelling the country, supporting their many activities. He still loves sport and his Napoleonic passion started when he was taken to see the film Waterloo!

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  • Maurice

    What a delight, this book brings 'History' alive on the page.

    Having read his first book this, the next in the series continues to weave further intriguing tales of adventure and friendship set in real places and real times in England and on the "Continent of Europe in the period of the Naploeonic Wars.
    The historical and military references are exact and always enlightening from ",How to skin a rabbit "to" How to arm a lady's pistol! "What more can a reader ask to take them into times past.
    We are reintroduced to characters whose personalities ring clear and true not paperback images but people with feelings and aspirations facing daunting problems and discovering that ' The way to survive is to live life to the full." and this is what the two main characters do to the fullest extent and the joy of the books is to "ride along with them' on their latest adventures and learn something new from the hard knocks of War.

    I'm looking forward to the next book in the series soon.

    For the future , maybe a set of maps would be a useful addition in the style of the Hardy Novels or even as an additional book in the series.These tales are set in real places and if you haven't had the opportunity it would be most enjoyable to retrace the hero's steps ; something I feel sure Stuart must have done to create such vivid and intriguing sketches which bring colour and excitement to his writing.

    I'm sure Stuart knows where he 's going ......He's got a tale to tell and I am certain that everyone will enjoy the"yarn" as they ride and fight along for King and Country!
    Another set of true to life exciting adventures and an informative window into the past!

    If you haven't read his first historical novel in the series do seach it out or just 'saddle up' for the latest adventure and take the King's Shilling' It's every last penny .2afte9

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