A welcome account, from the French perspective, of the Peninsular War, 1808-1809. Excellent research and presentation of the campaigns using material from French Army archives – Most Highly Recommended
This a fresh and engaging impression of war as though the soldier had just returned on leave and been asked what things were like in the trenches. A memoir is always a personal matter and this one presents terrible conditions as they were commonly seen by a soldier – Most Highly Recommended
This is the definitive study of the illnesses that affected Churchill. So much has been written about Churchill but this is the first extensive account of the illnesses he suffered from and the doctors who attended him – Most Highly Recommended
A book that shows the author has researched extensively with care and mastered his subject. The Auchinleck is usually remembered for his brief and controversial command during WWII in North Africa and his long and distinguished military career is largely unknown, making this excellent book especially welcome – Most Highly Recommended
A new book in the very popular Images of War series. The many images present the stark horror of life in the ghettos that became holding camps until the population could be transported to the death camps – Very Highly Recommended
This book is of great value to those visiting the site of the battle and an invaluable source for researchers but it is also an absorbing read with much detail normally omitted from history books. The Battle of Amiens was hard fought as is evidenced by the number of VCs awarded to those who fought there – Very Highly Recommended
This book rights a wrong at one of the great battles of history, by recognizing the part played by the 52nd Foot in throwing back Napoleon’s last throw of the dice. The Foot Guards were recognized for their part in breaking Napoleon’s Imperial Guard but the 52nd Foot were overlooked – Very Highly Recommended
An isolated cottage…
After losing her job and boyfriend, Jan Hamlin is in desperate need of a fresh start. So she jumps at the chance to rent a secluded cottage on the edge of Coleshaw Woods.
A tap at the window…
Very quickly though, things take a dark turn. At night, Jan hears strange noises, and faint taps at the window. Something, or someone, is out there.