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Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:38 pm
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Thanks - I'll do my best!

Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:43 pm
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I've tried to read Kristine Herron's book "Durnford 1879", but I'm afraid that I got no further than about two chapters.

There are a couple of reason for this. Firstly, I'm sorry to say t ...

Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:26 pm
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I have just bought Book Four of James Mace's series, although I haven't begun to read it yet.

It's called "Cruelty of Fate", and deals with the Battle of Khambula and the activities of C ...

Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:11 pm
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That is excellent!

Smile

Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:51 pm
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I have just finished Book Three of James Mace's Anglo-Zulu War series.

Called "Lost Souls - The Forgotten Heroes of Eshowe" it concentrates on the Southern (No. 1) Column led by Colonel C ...

Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:30 pm
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I believe that Watson’s Maiwand injuries are mentioned in A Study in Scarlet (1887), The Sign of the Four (1890), and in a short story entitled ‘The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor’ (1892). I'd be int ...

Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:50 pm
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This might not be what you have in mind, but the Victoria Cross was originally able to be awarded following a ballot of eligible people where it was considered that more than one award should be made ...

Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:51 am
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I sent a copy of my review to James Mace, and he's replied as follows:

"Thank you for the kind review, much appreciated. I do need to correct you, though. The series is actually going to be f ...

Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:17 pm
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Crucible of a Honour: The Battle Of Rorke's Drift. Volume 2. by James Mace

I have recently read this, and I thought that it was quite good.

It follows the pattern of the first volume in the se ...

Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:48 am
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I don't know what to say about this, to be honest.

I haven't looked at the plans and other details, but from what has been said on here, it doesn't sound very good. However, I would ask what can b ...

Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:42 am
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I see that it was sold for £60,000 - plus, I presume, the 25% commission (£15,000) and VAT (another £15,000) on top - a total of £90,000, if my maths is correct.

Wow!

Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:41 pm
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Hi I must tell you that I found the Americanism 'gotten' as irritating as you obviously do. I should point out, however, that 'gotten' was commonly used in 18th century English. The US continues to us ...

Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:42 pm
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I've now heard from James Mace, and he's told me that the second book is due in May.

Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:47 pm
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I've recently read this, and I thought that it was quite good.

I was interested to see how it would end, as without looking at the lists of soldiers who were there, I wasn't sure whether the main c ...

Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:34 pm
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I bought a signed copy of this from the Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Deepcut, Surrey at Easter.

This is a link to it: http://www.rlcmuseumshop.co.uk/collections/books/products/b9995-book-flight-of- ...
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