Author: Adrian Goldsworthy Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson (2013) ISBN-10: 0297866664 ISBN-13: 9780297866664 Condition: Very Good Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket Pages: 352 Dimensions: 23.9 x 16 x 3 cm
Weight: 0.65 kg
The year is 1809 as the British army gathers strength for the next phase of the campaign against Bonaparte on the Spanish Peninsula. Captain Billy Pringle of the 106th Foot, having become embroiled in an ill-advised duel with a lieutenant in the 14th Light Dragoons has been posted to Spain to avoid any awkwardness for the regiment.
Along with his friend Lieutenant Williams - whose sister Kitty was the cause of the duel - Pringle takes on the task of training Spanish troops to stand alongside their British allies. But what seems at first like easy duty soon turns into a desperate fight for survival as Bonaparte lays siege to the fortress.