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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2018 9:17 p.m. PST

"…This book is set during the Napoleonic wars and covers the life of Thomas Keith, a Scot who was captured in Egypt at the battle of El Hamed in 1807. Instead of returning to Britain, he took service with the Ottoman governor of Egypt, Muhammed Ali. Other than his marriage, it follows pretty closely to the historical story.

And a remarkable story it is. A private soldier, Thomas rises through the ranks, training Egyptian cavalry to face a number of conflicts with the Wahabi war host of Saud Ibn Saud, in what we today know as Saudi Arabia. Essentially battling for control of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. He ended up commanding the Arab, Egyptian and Albanian cavalry in those conflicts, after converting to Islam. He was also the governor of Medina when he died in battle…"


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Paul B27 May 2018 9:01 a.m. PST

Thanks for the heads up. I've decided to give it a go and have ordered a copy from Amazon for the grand sum of £2.79 GBP. Bargain.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2018 3:08 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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