Too Few for Drums
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Too Few for Drums

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After the British victory at Busaco during the Peninsula campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars, Ensign Keith Graham finds himself cut off from the army, along with a sergeant and seven privates.This ill-assorted, tattered band is joined by a Welsh campfollower, Gwyneth and she and Sergeant Fox help nineteen-year-old Graham achieve both manhood and leadership. Struggling through strange, often hostile country, with insufficient food and sometimes mutinous men, his one aim is to reach the coast and, hopefully, safety . . .show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 106 x 178 x 16mm | 117.93g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340554479
  • 9780340554470
  • 122,482

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His narratives belong in a tradition that goes back to John Galsworthy * Life Magazine * R.F. Delderfield is a born storyteller * Sunday Mirror *show more

About R. F. Delderfield

R.F. Delderfield was born in South London in 1912. On leaving school he joined the Exmouth Chronicle newspaper as a junior reporter, where he went on to become Editor. From there he began to write stage plays and then became a highly successful novelist, renowned for brilliantly portraying slices of English life. With the publication of his first saga, A HORSEMAN RIDING BY, he became one of Britain's most popular authors. Many of his bestselling novels were later adapted for television. He died in 1972.show more

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85 ratings
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4 45% (38)
3 31% (26)
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