Rumours of War : (Matthew Hervey 6) Paperback
Portugal 1826 - Newly returned from India, Matthew Hervey joins a party of officers sent to lend support to the Portugese regent.
But the Peninsula is a place redolent with memories.
For it was here as a seventeen-year-old cornet that Hervey had his first taste of military action.
The French had forced the British army into ignominious retreat until, under the leadership of Sir John Moore, they made a defiant stand at Corunna.
As he prepares for battle once more, Hervey finds himself confronting ghosts from his past ..."Captain Matthew Hervey is as splendid a hero as ever sprang from an author's pen." - "The Times".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 560 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/02/2005
- Category: Historical adventure
- ISBN: 9780553813524
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Review by richardgarside
Probably quite a moderate book at best, wrecked by the authors convoluted attempt to write in grammar and vocabulary which he must believe existed at the start of the 19th Century. The difficulty of having to constantly re-read paragraphs to discover what he is saying, is too frustrating to enjoy the book. I gave up!