Man Of War: (Matthew Hervey 9)

Front Cover
Random House, Mar 30, 2010 - Fiction - 496 pages
0 Reviews

1827: Britain and the Mediterranean

Captain Sir Laughton Peto, recently engaged to Matthew Hervey's sister, is sailing his mighty line-of-battle ship towards Navarino Bay, and war with the Turks.

Six months on, and Matthew Hervey is in London recovering from another bout of malaria and the wound from his battle with the Zulu. All is set fair for his marriage to the eminently suitable Lady Lankester, and his return to active duty at the Cape. But trouble lies ahead as familial commitments clash with affairs of the heart and Hervey finds himself embroiled in a military inquiry that could result in public humiliation.

As the cataclysmic battle of Navarino Bay looms ever closer for Peto and his crew, Hervey faces a crisis that could change both his life and his military career...

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

DIAGRAM OF A THREEDECK FIRST
17
A SIGHTSO TOUCHING IN ITS MAJESTY
34
Whil THE MESS GUEST
176
CLEAR FOR ACTION
342
THE UNTOWARD EVENT
379
THE BANNS OF MARRIAGE
408
xxl The EYE of The BeholdeR
449
AN HONOURABLE ESTATE
457
HISTORICAL AFTERWORD
469
MATTHEW HERVEY CURRICULUM WITAE
496
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

At seventeen, Allan Mallinson gave up the promise of an exhibition at Brasenose College, Oxford to go instead to theological college. After three years he decided to take a break in training with a short-service commission in the army. He served with the infantry worldwide, and then, on deciding to make the army a career, transferred to the cavalry.
He began writing while still serving – first, a history of the antecedent regiments of that which he commanded, and then the Matthew Hervey series of novels chronicling the life of a fictitious cavalry officer before and after Waterloo. He left the army in 2004 as a brigadier to write full time, including defence comment for the Daily Telegraph and then The Times.
In 2009 his The Making of the British Army, a survey of the army’s history and development since 1660, was shortlisted for several prizes and chosen by Jeremy Paxman for the Observer’s ‘Books of the Year’. An updated edition, with a commentary on the Strategic Defence and Security Review, was published in 2011.
His centenary history, 1914: Fight the Good Fight – Britain, the Army and the Coming of the First World War was shortlisted for the Westminster Medal and won the Army Book of the Year Award 2013. Its sequel, Too Important for the Generals, examines the failure of Allied generals and politicians to find a less bloody strategy for victory in the First World War and will be published in June 2016.

Allan Mallinson lives with his wife, Sue, a dressage trainer, on Salisbury Plain.

Bibliographic information