Hardback Whose business is to die / Adrian Goldsworthy.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: Weinedfeld & Nicolson
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780297871866 (hbk.) :
Spring, 1811: the military situation in the Iberian Peninsula is looking grim for Britain and her allies. While Wellington has pushed the French out of Portugal, the price of victory has been high, and there is every chance that Napoleon's forces are gathering themselves for a fresh invasion. To make sure that doesn't happen, the British have to go on the attack, but without the necessary resources, they will have to be bold - and lucky. For Lieutenant Hamish Williams of the 106th Foot, the prospect of action, however perilous, is a welcome one. His last meeting with Jane McAndrews, the daughter of one of the regiment's most senior officers, did not go well, and the chances of winning her hand are looking slim. Going into battle against the enemy might not only provide a welcome distraction, but could actually help his cause - if he distinguishes himself enough to advance in the ranks.
353 pages : maps (black and white) ; 25 cm