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Author Name:    STYLES, Showell

Title:   Flying Ensign. First British Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Faber and Faber, London, 1960, 

Seller ID:   112459

STYLES, Showell. The Flying Ensign. London : Faber and Faber, (1960). FirstBritish Edition. Pp (4),5-190,(2). Map. 8vo, pale orange cloth, red letter ing to spine. Juvenile fiction about the Peninsular War. "Napoleon Bonaparte was master of all Europe. To challenge his power the little British army under Sir John Moore came thrusting impudently across the wintry mountains of Spain, and with it marched sixteen-year-old Peter Byrd, the newly joinedEnsign of the Fighting Ninety-Fifth. Peter, hose races and rock-climbs in his native Cumberland mountains had given him toughness of body, had never fought in a battle. How would he face the deadly cannon-fire and the impactof a cayalry charge? That was the question that haunted him through all hi s wild adventures when he was cut off from the retreating army. How he proved himself a leader of men in skirmishes with French soldiers and Spanish brigands, how he rescued a damsel in distress and won the friendship of an enemy, how his mountain-climbing experience enabled him to play a crucial part in the victory of Corunna and end his fear of cowardice—of these and other stirring adventures this story tells. It is a story that comes near being true, for it has a background of events that really happened." (from the dj). Tape marks to boards, penned name, spotting to edges, else very good in price-cliped dustjacket. 35.00

Price = 35.00 CDN
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