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Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

I have a hankering for reading some lightweight colonial era fiction. I have read a lot of Flashman. I have read a couple of the Simon Fonthill and am left wanting something else. Wilcox spends too much time shoving modern sensibilities into his characters – and the characters are pretty cardboard.
What other suggestions do folks have.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 5:33 p.m. PST

The Dando Trilogy is SUPERB…by William Clive, along with a few other books.

V.A. Stuart's not bad either, followed by the James Ogilvie NWF (and some Boer, extraneous) series

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2017 9:13 p.m. PST

Agree about the Dando trilogy.

Don't know anything about the others

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2017 5:23 a.m. PST

Donald Featherstone wrote a few novels, I have a few but haven't read them yet. They're available still from the History of Wargaming: wargaming.co/novels/home.htm

Have VA Stuart too, they look pretty good.

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