Hervey 08 - Company Of Spears

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COMPANY
OF SPEARS

ALLAN MALLINSON

BANTAM BOOKS

LONDON

TORONTO

SYDNEY

AUCKLAND

JOHANNESBURG

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COMPANY OF SPEARS
A BANTAM BOOK: 9780553816754

First published in Great Britain in 2006 by Bantam Press a division of Transworld Publishers Bantam edition published 2007

Copyright © Allan Mallinson 2006

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CONTENTS

Cover
Title
Copyright
About the Author
Also by Allan Mallinson
FOREWORD
PART I
PATHS OF GLORY
Map of Royal Gunpowder Manufactory at Waltham Abbey, 1830
I
MANOEUVRES
II
THE GRIM REAPER
III
LAST POST
IV
IN THE MIDST OF LIFE
V
STABLEMATES
VI
A DISTANT PROSPECT
VII
THE SECRET THINGS
VIII
GUNPOWDER, TREASON AND PLOT
IX
LIBERTICIDE
X
THE SERPENT’S COILS
XI
RECKONINGS
XII
AN UNDERSTANDING
XIII
FRIENDS AT COURT
 
PART II
THE TOUCH OF THE SPEAR
Map of Cape Colony, and Eastern Territory 1827
XIV
FIRST FOOTINGS
XV
ROYAL AFRICANS
XVI
THE SETTLEMENTS
XVII
BUSH CRAFT
XVIII
THE SUN NEVER SETS WITHOUT FRESH NEWS
 
PART III
THE WOLF ON THE FOLD
XIX
RIFLES
XX
TO GLORY WE STEER
XXI
REPORTS AND RETURNS
XXII
THE KAFFRARIA FIELD FORCE
XXIII
THE HAPPY WARRIOR 435 XIV FIRST BLOOD
XXV
THE COLOUR OF DANGER
XXVI
BATTLE HONOURS
HISTORICAL AFTERWORD
THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON’S CAVALRY: AN EXPLANATORY NOTE
MATTHEW HERVEY - CURRICULUM VITAE

ALLAN MALLINSON

ALLAN MALLINSON IS A FORMER CAVALRY OFFICER
. Besides the Matthew Hervey series, he is the author of
Light Dragoons,
a history of four regiments of British Cavalry, one of which he commanded, and a regular reviewer for
The Times
and the
Spectator.
His Matthew Hervey novels are all available in Bantam paperback and his new novel,
Man of War,
is now available in hardcover from Bantam Press.

For more information on Matthew Hervey, please visit his website on
www.hervey.info

www.booksattransworld.co.uk

Also Allan Mallison
AND FEATURING MATTHEW HERVEY

A C
LOSE RUN TH
ING
1815: introducing Matthew Hervey, fighting for King and country
at the Battle of Waterloo.


I have never read a more enthralling account of a battle … This is
the first in a series of Matthew Hervey adventures. The next can’t
come soon enough for me

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