London: Bantam Press, 2005. [Historical adventure] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (25 x 17cm), pp.xiv; 366; , blank. Autograph of Allan Mallinson in brown ink to title page. Publisher's blue cloth hardcovers lettered in gilt to the spine, illustrated cartographic endpapers, pictorial dust-wrapper priced at £16.99. Signature obtained in person upon release. An as new/unread copy, warehoused by ourselves since publication. While Hervey plans his escape from the Spanish, his memories turn to 1812, when as a young cornet he was part of Wellington's victorious army as it pushed its way north through Spain towards the Pyrenees. But first, the British had to storm the fortress where he is imprisoned now: Badajos - a fortress of huge strategic importance - where French resistance was at its most fierce and most bloody. Item #51755
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