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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2018 3:12 p.m. PST

Of possible interest?

"1812. Europe has been at war for twenty years. Britain stands alone against the greatest threat to peace the world has ever known, at daily risk of a French invasion and revolution. In London, a handful of men struggle to protect their country and maintain the war effort. Among them, the Earl of Myddelton, code-breaker to the Foreign Office, strives to crack the most…."
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Artilleryman18 Apr 2018 11:59 p.m. PST

I have read this. It is quite entertaining but stretches its history quite a bit.

MaggieC7019 Apr 2018 1:16 a.m. PST

"Quite a bit?" More like a complete fabrication. The author was an amazing example of a John Bull flag-waving cheerleader who fancied her prose to be literary and her view of the Napoleonic world impeccable. And she would attack anyone who dared to criticize that view or her books. I used to love provoking her into some historic meltdowns, pun intended.

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Apr 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

Daily risk of a French invasion in 1812?

MaggieC7019 Apr 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

Indeed! Right up there with the "Britain stands alone" nonsense.

Bennetts wrote another potboiler, "Of Honest Fame," which is equally awful.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2018 10:00 a.m. PST



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