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This is an auction for HONOUR AND THE SWORD by A L Berridge.

Amazon.com review:

"FIVE STARS!!! This novel is written as a series of interviews or memoirs from France during the time of the Thirty Years War and so includes a number of different voices, put together by a fictional professor. Sounds complicated? Perhaps, but it works brilliantly. Like a patchwork this method gradually builds up the picture of events from all the partisan points of view. Told in the first person present tense, some of it is written in very modern-sounding English but this has the effect of drawing the reader in. Mostly told from the point of view of Jacques the stable lad, and his erstwhile employer's son, an aristocrat called Andre de Roland, the development of the relationship between these two boys is what glues the book together. We watch them through the highs and lows of warfare, through heroism and despair as de Roland seeks to avenge his parents death at the hands of the Spanish. This book has excellent set-piece action scenes, with gripping sword fights, pistols and cannon. At the climax the action zips from person to person and this filmic technique, like cutting from shot to shot, is breathtaking."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: A L Berridge read English at Oxford, and taught for ten years before moving into television, where her production credits range from period drama and thrillers to long-running soaps. Honour and the Sword is her first novel, reflecting a lifelong passion for history, especially when it has swords in it.

Hardback 2013.

421 pages.

Near new condition.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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