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  • Published: 6 April 2001
  • ISBN: 9780553507140
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $24.99

The Nizam's Daughters

(Matthew Hervey 2)




Sent on a secret mission to India, Matthew Hervey soon finds himself fighting to prevent bloody civil war

India, 1816

Fresh from the field of Waterloo, Matthew Hervey is dispatched on a mission of the utmost secrecy.

Leaving behind his fiancée, Lady Henrietta Lindsey, he must journey across tempestuous seas to India, an alien, exotic and beguiling land that will test his mettle to the very limit.

For the princely state of Chintal is threatened both by intrigue from within and military might from without, and Hervey - sabre in hand - finds he is once more destined for the field of battle...

'Captain Hervey of the 6th Light Dragoons and ADC to the Duke of Wellington is back in the saddle ...He is as fascinating on horseback as Jack Aubrey is on the quarterdeck.'The Times

  • Pub date: 6 April 2001
  • ISBN: 9780553507140
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Allan Mallinson

Allan Mallinson was a soldier for thirty-five years, serving first with the infantry and then the cavalry. He began writing while still serving. His first book was a history of four regiments of British light dragoons, one of whose descendant regiments he commanded. It was followed by A Close Run Thing, the first novel in the acclaimed and bestselling series chronicling the life of a fictitious cavalry officer, Matthew Hervey, before and after Waterloo. His The Making of the British Army was shortlisted for several prizes, while his centenary history, 1914: Fight the Good Fight – Britain, the Army and the Coming of the First World War won the British Army's Book of the Year Award. Its sequel, Too Important for the Generals, is a provocative look at leadership during the Great War. Allan Mallinson also writes for The Times, is history editor for Unherd.com and reviews for the TLS and the Spectator. He lives on Salisbury Plain.

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Praise for The Nizam's Daughters

“A marvellous read, paced like a well-balanced symphony ... This is more than a ripping yarn...I look forward enormously to hearing more of Hervey's exploits; he is as fascinating on horseback as Jack Aubrey is on the quarterdeck.”

The Times

“'This is an engaging work...The attention to detail is admirable'”

Daily Express

“Allan Mallinson's grasp of the technical side of his subject is effortless and impressive...The portrayal of the men of all ranks is excellent ...This promises to be an extremely enjoyable series”

Spectator

“Treads a middle course between the subtleties of O'Brian and the simplicities of Cornwell...An exciting, fast-moving story, full of bloody hacking with sabre and tulwar.”

Evening Standard

“'O'Brian's equal in accurate knowledge of the equipment, methods, weapons and conditions of serve of the fighting men of whom he writes...An imaginative feat of high order, owning as much to thorough scholarship as it does to compassion and sensibility... Brilliantly conveyed'”

Country Life

“'An epic adventure...a book with a texture as rich as cut velvet, and a storyline as detailed as a Bruges tapestry. Patrick O'Brian may no longer be with us. But Mallinson has obviously taken up the historical baton'”

The Birmingham Post

“'Allan Mallinson...has already achieved a considerable priase for his brand of derring-do in his first novel, A Close Run Thing...a début of real excitement and verve. With The Nizam's Daughters, the author has overcome the second hurdle with equal aplomb...Mallinson is a genuine storyteller'”

Amazon.co.uk


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