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Nicholas Best is a master story teller, the author of several highly successul novels as well as serious history books. He was the FINANCIAL TIMES fiction critic for ten years and reviews regularly for the SUNDAY TIMES and TLS. In his hands the story of Trafalgar comes to life as never before. Beginning with a vivid recreation of Napoleon's army assembling at Boulogne for ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson (first published March 2005)
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Ramon Sunico
After just finishing the Horatio Hornblower series (and Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin roman fleuve before that), it was high time I read up on the history behind these two cycles set in Napoleon's time. And so, when I stumbled upon Nicholas Best's Trafalgar in my late father-in-law's library on my mother's birthday, I followed the lead of all the superstitious sailors I had read about, took the happenstance as a happy chance and brought the book home.

As the blurbs promised, it was a riveting
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Nicholas Best grew up in Kenya and was educated there, in England and at Trinity College, Dublin. He served in the Grenadier Guards and worked as a journalist in London before becoming a full time author.
His first novel ('As a satire on military bigotry and shambling officialdom, Where were you at Waterloo? is in places as sharp as Waugh and sometimes better' - Times Literary Supplement) was wri
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