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Last Stand At Majuba Hill By John Wilcox

Last Stand At Majuba Hill by John Wilcox

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'A hero to match Sharpe or Hornblower... Rip-roaring stuff'" Northern Echo"

Last Stand At Majuba Hill Summary

Last Stand At Majuba Hill by John Wilcox

This classic military adventure will delight fans of Cornwell and Mallinson, as Wilcox takes the reader into the mind of a soldier at his finest hour...In the fight for South Africa, who will be the first to fall? The year is 1881, and General George Pomeroy-Colley, commander of the British forces in Natal, is planning to stamp out a rebellion. He is convinced the Transvaal Boers -- mere farmers -- can pose no serious threat, but before he can advance into unknown terrain, he needs reliable information. He calls on former army captain Simon Fonthill. A veteran of the Zulu and Sekukuni campaigns, Fonthill knows the Boers should not be underestimated. After narrowly surviving a scouting mission into hostile territory, Fonthill and his servant, '352' Jenkins, are given an urgent diplomatic assignment where further danger and treachery await them. But the greatest test is yet to come. As the Queen's men and the sharp-shooting Boers converge on the imposing heights of Majuba Hill, Fonthill and Jenkins are first into the fray. If they are to break the enemy, Colley's men must hold the summit at all costs!

Last Stand At Majuba Hill Reviews

'Take Sharpe and put him nearly a hundred years in the future and in the Boer War and you get the flavour of this book... Well worth a read from any fan of adventure series such as Cromwell's favourite creation or Hornblower' -- Coventry Evening Telegraph 20070120 'A page-turner' -- Newbury Weekly News 20070125 'A ripping yarn. Standing alongside Wilbur Smith and Bernard Cornwell, Wilcox writes with an intimate knowledge of the African continent, an encyclopaedic knowledge of the Victorian era when the British Empire was at its peak, and all the dash of a great adventurer' -- Nottingham Evening Post 20070106 'Another full-blooded Boy's Own adventure... an enjoyable romp' -- Huddersfield Daily Examiner 20070105 'Classic wartime adventure in the tradition of Bernard Cornwell, CS Forester and Allan Mallinson' -- Bolton Evening News 20070106

About John Wilcox

John Wilcox was a journalist for many years before travelling all round the world while working in industry. He is now a full-time writer.

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GOR001273459
9780755327188
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Last Stand At Majuba Hill by John Wilcox
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Headline Publishing Group
2007-01-01
320
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