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Beat the Drums Slowly Adrian Goldsworthy

Beat the Drums Slowly By Adrian Goldsworthy

Beat the Drums Slowly by Adrian Goldsworthy


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Summary

The second novel in a brilliant new Napoleonic series from acclaimed historian Adrian Goldsworthy.

Beat the Drums Slowly Summary

Beat the Drums Slowly by Adrian Goldsworthy

The second novel in a brilliant new Napoleonic series from acclaimed historian Adrian Goldsworthy.

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.

Beat the Drums Slowly Reviews

'A superb achievement'--LITERARY REVIEW
'Goldsworthy tells this story with great skill and narrative force'--WALL STREET JOURNAL
'Goldsworthy is a fine military historian...exemplary'--INDEPENDENT
'Compelling'--FINANCIAL TIMES

About Adrian Goldsworthy

Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. His books have sold more than a quarter of a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. A full-time author, he regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes and has lectured on Roman history in both the UK and USA.

Additional information

GOR004300371
9781780224947
178022494X
Beat the Drums Slowly by Adrian Goldsworthy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2012-09-13
336
N/A
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