The Road to Kandahar, Paperback
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The year is 1879, and Captain Simon Fonthill is ready for another challenge.

Having survived the Zulu onslaught at Rorke's Drift, he is sent to the North-West Frontier - India's border with Afghanistan - and charged with a dangerous mission.

Fonthill must infiltrate the warlike Pathan tribes and pass vital intelligence back to the British camp.

He swiftly discovers a plot to massacre the regiments, but when his cover is blown, Fonthill steels himself for the harrowing consequences...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780755309856



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Lively, quick read with some interesting characters set in the Afghan Raj. Which area seems as difficult to govern today as it was in the time of Queen Victoria.