A Close Run Thingby Allan Mallinson
"Fiction - Historical"|
|Year of Publication:||1999|
|Notes:||Subtitle: A Novel of Wellington's Army of 1815|
By page 2 of this novel, set during the Napoleonic wars, protagonist Coronet Matthew Hervey of the 6th Light Dragoons is up to his neck in battle and blood. By page 8, he's on his way to a court martial, the result of his own hasty temper and the politics of the military.