Whose Business is to Die
By Adrian Goldsworthy
The sixth novel in a brilliant Napoleonic series from acclaimed historian Adrian Goldsworthy.
Wellington has finally driven Napoleon's armies from Portugal, but the cost has been high. Fearing a French counter-attack, the British must rally their tired men and go on the offensive.
Lieutenant Hamish Williams of the 106th Foot relishes the call to action. Spurred on by the prospect of at last redeeming himself in the eyes of Jane McAndrews, he hopes for a battlefield promotion.
But Williams is marching into the bloodiest battle of the war - Albuera. As entire regiments are destroyed in the desperate pursuit of victory, the fate of Williams and his comrades hangs in the balance . . .
Adrian Goldsworthy is the acclaimed author of The Roman Army at War, Roman Warfare, The Punic Wars, Cannae, In the Name of Rome, Caesar: the Life of a Colossus, The Fall of the West and Antony and Cleopatra. He studied at St John's College, Oxford, and taught at a number of universities before becoming a full-time author. He regularly contributes to TV documentaries on Roman themes. Alongside his interest in the ancient world, he has always been fascinated by the world of Napoleon and Wellington, and the stories of the soldiers in their armies. Whose Business is to Die is the sixth novel in a series following the fortunes of a group of British soldiers in the fight against Napoleon. www.adriangoldsworthy.com
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11 Jun 2015
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Goldsworthy's grasp of military history and his intriguing storyline combine to keep us on the very edge of our seats. — DAILY MAIL