Nicholas Carey

Nicholas Carey

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  • Hardback | 222 pages
  • 140 x 220mm
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Ill.
  • 019271208X
  • 9780192712080

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The author has uncovered the "facts" about another one of the Careys (see Escape From France, 1961, p.219. J-105) - his invented English family which he has traced back several generations (family tree included). Mr. Welch charts the rambling route of young Nicholas from a calm, arty life in Italy (1853) to involvement with an attempted assassination of Napoleon III in Paris and then on to a life of action during the Crimean War (1854-55). Nicholas does not seem to be one of the fighting Careys; he hates combat and is terror-stricken before the attacking Russians. However, in the midst of political intrigue and armed combat, (all brilliantly illuminated by the author), Nicholas proves himself to be a true Carey and is acclaimed a hero. Clean writing, vivid characters and intense adventure from a high quality tale, purely for boys - and those girls who can read a good book that does not include an obligatory romance. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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