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- DescriptionA classic vel about the Peninsular War from the celebrated author of the HORNBLOWER series Abandoned by the retreating Spanish army during the Peninsular War, the gun is an eighteen pounder bronze cann, thirteen feet long, weighing three tons. When a group of Spanish partisans come across it two years later they see in it a chance for victory against the French - but first they must haul it across the mountains with thing but a handful of donkeys and half-starved oxen. On its epic journey the cann begins to gain almost mystical significance. For, with the gun, they are longer a band of Spanish irregulars, they are an army able to take on the cream of Napoleon's troops...
- Author BiographyCecil Scott Forester was born in 1899 in Cairo and educated in England. He went to Hollywood during the opening years of World War II to help write and produce 'propaganda' films that would convince U.S. filmgoers that the they should take the side of the British and Allies in the War, which led to such films as Eagle Squadron (1941). He is most famous for his celebrated Hornblower series. He died in 1966.
- Author(s)C. S. Forester
- PublisherOrion Publishing Co
- Date of Publication20/01/2011
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPhoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- Weight186 g
- Width130 mm
- Height200 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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