Pryde and the Infernal Device, Hardback Book
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This is a thrilling new adventure for Matthew Pryde...It is 1805, and England is in the midst of her war with France under Napoleon.

Matthew Pryde, employed as engineer at a coal mine in Kent, is regarded as the perfect 'spy' to send across the English Channel to investigate rumours that the French are digging a tunnel underneath the Channel.

Matthew is accompanied by the mysterious Mr Black - and the rather unexpected addition of the unconventional Kate Denton - to France where they must try to find the existence of a tunnel on the French side.

What then follows is a treacherous journey across Republican France, and a close encounter with the Revolution's most effective form of punishment, the guillotine...


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780727867193



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An interesting mix of engineering detail, historical facts and romance mixed with adventure.