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ISBN: 0593043758
Author: Allan Mallinson
Language: English
Publisher: Transworld Pub (February 28, 2001)
Pages: 326
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
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A Regimental Affair ( Matthew Hervey - 3 ) Allan Mallinson A REGIMENTAL AFFAIR ALLAN MALLINSON To The late Colonel George Stephen, sometime commanding officer .

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Brigadier Allan Lawrence Mallinson (born 6 February 1949) is an English author and retired British Army officer

Brigadier Allan Lawrence Mallinson (born 6 February 1949) is an English author and retired British Army officer. Mallinson is best known for writing a series of novels chronicling the (fictional) life of Matthew Hervey, an officer serving in the (fictional) British 6th Light Dragoons from the late Napoleonic Wars through subsequent colonial conflicts in India, North America and South Africa.

He had sick headaches often, and his doctors’ prescription was always the same. He emptied a small envelope of calomel into a glass of water, watched it dissolve and then drank it in one go.

He had sick headaches often, and his doctors’ prescription was always the same gative it was admirable. As a counter to pain he could not tell, for although it had no immediate effect, the pain always passed, and so he could never be sure whether it was the white powder or simply time that was efficacious.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. ALLAN MALLINSON'S A Close Run Thing and Honorable Company stirred readers and critics with the military adventures of young Captain Matthew Hervey at the Battle of Waterloo and amid the harsh terrain and treacherous intrigues of India. Now, in 1817, Hervey returns to an England whose hard-won peace is shaken by the distress and discord of its people.

ALLAN MALLINSON’SA Close Run ThingandHonorable Companystirred readers and critics with the military adventures of young Captain Matthew Hervey at the Battle of Waterloo and amid the harsh terrain and treacherous intrigues of India. And even as he is caught up in the turbulent dawn of a new era, he must combat a deliberate attempt to orchestrate his own ruin.

A Regimental Affair Allan Mallinson Bantam £1. 9, pp326. It takes either an extremely brave or an extremely foolhardy author to set forth on a monumental series of books by squandering its natural denouement

A Regimental Affair Allan Mallinson Bantam £1. It takes either an extremely brave or an extremely foolhardy author to set forth on a monumental series of books by squandering its natural denouement. Yet this is exactly what Allan Mallinson did in A Close Run Thing, in which he introduced his hero, Matthew Hervey of the Light Dragoons. That book's climax was the Battle of Waterloo, an event, you would think, which would serve as a natural conclusion to the life of a dashing cavalry officer

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2001, Hardcover, 326 pages

Comments:

Tane
I enjoy English fictional history, especially the war years with France (Bernard Cornwell, The Ramage series
and C.S. Forester) this series comes from a different perspective and is enjoyable.
Welen
For fans of Cornwell and O'Brien , a cavalry adventure. Well written and fast moving. I enjoyed it
hardy
As always, a fine read on military affairs and life in the nineteenth century Britain. I enjoy this series for the picturesque detail of Matthews's life and of events surrounding him.

If you are a milatary history buff, take time to give it a read. It won't disappoint.
Kann
Story of a British cavalry regiment. Great read.
Corgustari
Still loving the series :-)
Hystana
Very good book.
Pemand
Up to all expectations and leaves one ready for the next book and well based on factual military history. A well told tale.
This is the third volume in the Matthew Hervey series, with Hervey back from India and returned to the Sixth, his beloved cavalry regiment. He has resigned his position as aide de camp to Wellington, and is now a Captain with a brigth future - but the Sixth has a new Lieutenant Colonel, Lord Towcester, who takes a dislike to Hervey for obvious enough reasons.

But on the other hand, Hervey has finally found wedded bliss - although this is given away by the resume at the back of the book, which also gives away a rather large plot twist, and it would seem, acts as quite a straightjacket on the writing (or I should say, acted, as I assume it was in the 1st volume as originally published back in 1999 or thereabouts). We know of Hervey's promotions, marital status, issue...it does not take away all the mystery, but to be honest, I'd prefer it weren't there and have not read it too closely as a result.

The back cover bills the contents as England and Canada, but of the 500 pages near 400 were set in England, with the Sixth largely undertaking police work against the machine-breakers of General Ludd. This is more nuanced than you might expect, but the point is made that at the time, the spectre of revolution in Europe had not quite given up the ghost. Perhaps it never did, at least until 1848. Or 1989. But I digress.

The last little climax to the book is the events in Canada, which will leave Hervey a changed man, I expect.

Mallinson has taken great care with the historical detail - thus the comparisons to O'Brien and Forester - but its not as good as Aubrey-Maturn: there are some inflicities of phrase, and the points of view can get muddled, but for all that it's a rewarding read, and recommended for readers of military historical fiction.

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