The Stricken Land

The Stricken Land

Paperback Retallick

By (author) E. V. Thompson

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  • Publisher: Sphere
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 108mm x 176mm x 32mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 16 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0751545171
  • ISBN 13: 9780751545173
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Illustrations note: maps
  • Sales rank: 91,404

Product description

It is 1899. A new generation has inherited the Rhodesian birthright that Dan Retallick won from the legendary king of Matabeleland. Once again, the dark clouds of conflict loom on the horizon as the blood-streaked bayonets of the Boer War encircle the sons of Dan Retallick. Nat, with one eye on the wilful wife of an English colonel, joins the colours as a 'guide' for the British army. But his younger brother Adam follows a rebel star and a farmer's daughter to enlist with a Boer commando. The tides of history have set Retallick brother against brother in the savage struggle of the South African war.

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E V Thompson spent 9 years in the Navy before joining the Bristol police. He moved to Hong Kong, then Rhodesia and had over 200 stories published before returning to England to become a full-time writer. In 1977 CHASE THE WIND won the Best Historical Novelist Award.