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Red Runs the Helmand Paperback – 28 April 2011
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- Publisher : HarperCollins (28 April 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0007302762
- ISBN-13 : 978-0007302765
- Dimensions : 15.3 x 2.7 x 23.4 cm
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Praise for To Do and Die:
'A finely-drawn depiction of battle and the camaraderie of war' Daily Mail
‘Mercer's prose is muscular yet silky smooth. His depiction of the experience of battle is unsurpassed’
Saul David, author of Zulu Dawn
‘An excellent fiction debut. Any more please?’
‘Mercer creates colourful, believable characters that stay true to the dialect of the time, but remain recognisable to any modern soldier. Fans of Sharpe, Flashman or Matthew Hervey should enjoy this novel’
About the Author
Born in 1956, Patrick Mercer read History at Oxford University before joining the Army. He commanded his battalion in Bosnia and Canada. Previously receiving a gallantry commendation, he was awarded the OBE in 1997. In 1999, Patrick Mercer accepted a post as the Defence Reporter for the Today Programme. In the 2001 election, he won the Tory seat in Newark. A respected historian, he has already published a non-fiction account of the Inkerman battle during the Crimean War.
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A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The story rattles along at a really good pace and I found it hard to put down once I had negotiated the preliminary stages. Anyone who likes military fiction will enjoy this.
A lot of period military detail hard to put down