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Paul Fraser Collard

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Paul's love of military history started at an early age. A childhood spent watching films like Waterloo and Zulu whilst reading Sharpe, Flashman and the occasional Commando comic, gave him a desire to know more of the men who fought in the great wars of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. At school, Paul was determined to become an officer in the British army and he succeeded in winning an Army Scholarship. However, Paul chose to give up his boyhood ambition and instead went into the finance industry. Paul stills works in the City, and lives with his wife and three children in Kent.

Average rating: 4.06 · 126 ratings · 50 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
The Scarlet Thief
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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The Maharajah's General
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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The Devil's Assassin  (Jack...
4.56 of 5 stars 4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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Jack Lark: Rogue
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
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With the third Jack Lark adventure, The Devil’s Assassin, out this week, I wanted to share something about the inspiration behind Jack, a soldier who climbs the ranks by impersonating his superiors. The cheeky devil…
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The Scarlet Thief by Paul Fraser Collard
"Paul Fraser Collard’s THE SCARLET THIEF is an excellent debut and gives us a memorable character in historical fiction: Jack Lark.

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The Devil's Assassin by Paul Fraser Collard
"I love when I'm surprised by a book! Going into The Devil's Assassin, I wasn't too sure what to expect.
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Lucinda Dear Paul,
I am delighted to have won {through a first-read giveaway} a copy of "The Maharajah's General (Jack Lark, #2)", which i am really looking forward to reaading! Thanks for acepting my friend request and i cannot wait to delve into your work.
Kind Regards

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