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Death To The French

By C. S. Forester

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A stand-alone novel that inspired Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series

A stand-alone novel that inspired Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe series

It is 1810, and the last French invasion of Portugal has penned Wellington's army behind the river Tagus with their backs to the sea.

Separated from his regiment, Rifleman Dodd of the Ninety-Fifth stumbles on a band of undisciplined Portuguese guerrillas. With rough inventiveness he transforms this ramshackle group into an organised fighting force, continually harrying the infuriated enemy as he battles his way back to his own lines.

Written by the author of the Hornblower series, DEATH TO THE FRENCH is a classic novel of the Peninsular War, and was the inspiration for Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe books.

Biographical Notes

Cecil Scott Forester was born in 1899 in Cairo and educated in England. He went to Hollywood during the opening years of World War II to help write and produce 'propaganda' films that would convince U.S. filmgoers that the they should take the side of the British and Allies in the War, which led to such films as Eagle Squadron (1941). He is most famous for his celebrated Hornblower series. He died in 1966.

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  • ISBN: 9781780226958
  • Publication date: 17 Oct 2013
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