books of the month likeyoulove hold back the stars
Search our site
The Stolen Bicycle by Ming-Yi Wu Read the opening extract of the brand new Ming-Yi Wu book before its publication on 26/10/2017

Harry Flashman and the Invasion of Iraq by H. C. Tayler
  

Harry Flashman and the Invasion of Iraq

RRP £12.99

Synopsis

Harry Flashman and the Invasion of Iraq by H. C. Tayler

Through the winter of 2002/3, as Britain and the United States prepare for war with Iraq, one man above all others is doing his utmost to avoid conflict. Step forward Captain Harry Flashman, a staff officer with the Queen's Royal Hussars and distant descendant of legendary Victorian scoundrel General Sir Harry Flashman, VC. The passing generations have done nothing to fortify his moral fibre. Flashman's journey begins with a posting to Plymouth, home of the Royal Marines, in time to join the impending Gulf deployment. Despite his protestations he is shipped to Kuwait to begin a relatively secure job with Brigade Headquarters. But his plans for a cosy war spent safely behind a desk are rudely interrupted by an enforced move to a front-line unit. After bust-ups with the Americans and a foiled attempt to avoid the invasion altogether, Flashman finds himself in the one place he has tried so hard to avoid: the very vanguard of the assault. Landing by helicopter with the Royal Marines, he is soon footslogging through the mud and fighting for his life as the men of 42 Commando seize their objectives on the Al Faw Peninsula. Based on the experiences of the author, Harry Flashman and the Invasion of Iraq is a historically accurate account of events in the Gulf during spring 2003 - embellished only slightly for the enjoyment of the reader.

About the Author

H C Tayler was commissioned into the Royal Marines in the late 1980s. Specialising in mountain and arctic warfare he spent much time in the Himlayas and Arctic Circle in the early 1990s, and later saw active service with the peacekeeping forces in Bosnia and Kosovo. He was part of the initial vanguard of troops deployed into Iraq in 2003 - the story of Harry Flashman and the Invasion of Iraq is partially based on Tayler's first-hand experiences. A keen traveller, he has lived and worked in many parts of the world, and is currently based in South Africa. Tayler has an MA in linguistics from University College, London and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School. He is married with three children.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

18th November 2011

Author

H. C. Tayler

More books by H. C. Tayler
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Arthur H.Stockwell Ltd

Format

Hardback
208 pages

Categories

War & combat fiction

ISBN

9780722340400

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

Lovereading always comes up with great suggestions and has introduced me to enjoyable books and new authors to discover.

Gaynor Passmore

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

I love reading because my cares & woes vanish for an hour or two whilst I read of the joys, adventures, lives of the characters in the book.

Jennifer Moville

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools