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- DescriptionSet amidst the 1812 Anglo-American war The Washington Adventure follows the story of legendary pompous idiot, William (Lord) Peel of Tornbridge, the inept financier who arrived on the east coast of America with a ship full of gold and slaves and hopes of clinching a lucrative land deal. With British forces stretched by the never-ending war with Napoleon, President Madison had chosen his moment to strike and needed gold for weapons and slaves to complete the country's new capital, Washington. Unbekwn to William and Madison, however, Europe's war with Bonaparte had suddenly ended and four thousand battle-hardened veterans - Wellington's Invincibles - had been dispatched across the Atlantic with orders to Raise Hell. By the time William arrived in Chesapeake Bay it wasn't the welcoming embrace of the President that greeted him but the British poised for invasion. Based around true events, The Washington Adventure follows a chain of catastrophes that sees William's slaves being taken by the British to fight the Americans and ends with him being blamed for the destruction of the White House as the new capital is obliterated in a single night. Taken from William Peel's own journals and corroborated by the Tornbridge Museum, The Washington Adventure gives an unparalleled glimpse into one of the most extraordinary events inAngloAmerican history; t to mention finally opening up the bizarre and inane world of one of Europe's most influential buffoons. The Washington Adventure is a Gold Medal winner on Harper Collins' international book platform, Authomy, ultimately reaching No.1 in their chart. At the time of reaching the coveted 'Editor's Desk' it was the highest rated comedy on the site and amongst the highest rated books of all time. Harper Collins gave the following review. 'William Peel is a brilliant character, an aristocratic buffoon - so wealthy he is beyond reproach, and lacking any self awareness, he makes for a superbly comic protagonist. This is a brilliant example of the historical comedy genre' It was rated 4.5 / 5 by hundreds of Authomy readers with reviews such as... 'well written, funny and highly entertaining', 'brilliant', 'comic genius', 'hysterical fiction', 'absolutely hilarious'.
- Author(s)Stephen Michael Moore
- PublisherClick Imagination
- Date of Publication01/11/2015
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintClick Imagination
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight481 g
- Width127 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
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