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The Maharajah's General by Paul Fraser Collard
  

The Maharajah's General

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The second in the Jack Lark series. Jack, a bit of a cad, has a penchant to steal identities, grasp opportunities and naturally this lands him in all sorts of trouble. His strength is that he is a very good soldier and leader. Now wounded after the battle of Alma in the Crimea, he has stolen a dead captain’s name, Danbury, and discovers India to be Captain Danbury’s next commission. More problems, more close shaves and eventual discovery. This time he finds love and a strange ally in the Maharajah of Sawadh. It is the 1850s, India and Britain have an uneasy relationship.

If you like Paul Fraser Collard you might also like to read books by Michael Arnold, Bernard Cornwell and Julian Stockwin.

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The Maharajah's General by Paul Fraser Collard

Jack Lark barely survived the Battle of the Alma. As the brutal fight raged, he discovered the true duty that came with the officer's commission he'd taken. In hospital, wounded, and with his stolen life left lying on the battlefield, he grasps a chance to prove himself a leader once more. Poor Captain Danbury is dead, but Jack will travel to his new regiment in India, under his name.

Jack soon finds more enemies, but this time they're on his own side. Exposed as a fraud, he's rescued by the chaplain's beautiful daughter, who has her own reasons to escape. They seek desperate refuge with the Maharajah of Sawadh, the charismatic leader whom the British Army must subdue. He sees Jack as a curiosity, but recognises a fellow military mind. In return for his safety, Jack must train the very army the British may soon have to fight...

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'This is a brilliant debut and I look forward to reading more of Jack Lark' - Bernard Cornwell

About the Author

Paul Fraser Collard's love of military history started at an early age. A childhood spent watching films like Waterloo and Zulu whilst reading Sharpe, Flashman and the occasional Commando comic, gave him a desire to know more of the men who fought in the great wars of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. At school, Paul was determined to become an officer in the British army and he succeeded in winning an Army Scholarship. However, Paul chose to give up his boyhood ambition and instead went into the finance industry. Paul stills works in the City, and lives with his wife and three children in Kent.

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Publication date

27th March 2014

Author

Paul Fraser Collard

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781472200303

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