Honorable Company: A Novel of India Before the Raj

3.93 avg rating
( 315 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780553380446: Honorable Company: A Novel of India Before the Raj
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In a rousing follow-up to the critically acclaimed A Close Run Thing, Captain Matthew Hervey makes the hazardous sea voyage to India for what the Duke of Wellington has called “deuced tricky work.”

As Wellington’s new aide-de-camp, Matthew’s covert mission will embroil him in the jostling of native potentates and England’s encroaching East India Company — both threatened by lawless bands of horsemen bent on plunder and massacre.

When Matthew’s journeying leads him to the small key state of Chintal, he thinks himself close to his objective. But at the rajah’s sumptuous court, he discovers that war in India is waged as often with money and spies as with the clear-cut tactics of the battlefield — with battles won through devious conversations and murderous perfidy. And Matthew, torn between his honor and his destiny, is drawn deeper into the court’s serpentine coils than he ever dreamed....

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Action scenes...are expertly detailed, with Mallinson describing battlefield tactics and military uniforms down to the button

"A marvellous read, paced like a well-balanced symphony--Full of surprises and excitement, this is a ripping yarn."
-- The Times
Lavish Praise for Allan Mallinson's

A Close Run Thing

"Now at last a highly literate, deeply read cavalry officer of high rank shows one the nature of horse-borne warfare.... Colonel Mallinson's A Close Run Thing is very much to be welcomed."
-- Patrick O'Brian, author of the Aubrey-Maturin series

"Stirring...stimulating...entertaining...a richness of detail."
-- USA Today

"An astonishingly impressive debut in the field of Napoleonic fiction. Convincingly drawn, perfectly paced, and expertly written, this cavalryman's tale is a joy to read."
-- Anthony Beevor, author of Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege

"A rousing...tale of valiant heroism and dashing derring-do."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"Mallinson expertly captures both the glory and the gore of the battlefield in this sweeping saga.... An exciting historical adventure steeped in authentic military detail."
-- Booklist

"Allan Mallinson...is certainly O'Brian's equal in accurate knowledge of the equipment, methods, weapons, and conditions of service of the fighting men of whom he writes.... This account of the Battle of Waterloo is an imaginative feat of high order."
-- Country Life

"A new series that brings to life the Napoleonic era...a captivating mix of fiction heroes and many of the historical characters who played roles in bringing the French dictator to justice."
- Abilene Reporter-News

"This will delight amateur historians."
-- Publishers Weekly

"A cracking tale of love and heroism in the Napoleonic Wars."
-- Daily Mail (London), four stars

About the Author:

Allan Mallinson is a serving cavalry officer in the British army and the author of Light Dragoons, a history of British cavalry. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Rome, where he is military attaché.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780553111347: Honorable Company: A Novel of India Before the Raj

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0553111345 ISBN 13:  9780553111347
Publisher: Bantam, 2000
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mallinson, Allan
Published by Bantam 11/27/2001 (2001)
ISBN 10: 0553380443 ISBN 13: 9780553380446
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam 11/27/2001, 2001. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Honorable Company: A Novel of India Before the Raj. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780553380446

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Allan Mallinson
Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553380443 ISBN 13: 9780553380446
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, 2002. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780553380446

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Allan Mallinson
Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553380443 ISBN 13: 9780553380446
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. In a rousing follow-up to the critically acclaimed A Close Run Thing, Captain Matthew Hervey makes the hazardous sea voyage to India for what the Duke of Wellington has called deuced tricky work. As Wellington s new aide-de-camp, Matthew s covert mission will embroil him in the jostling of native potentates and England s encroaching East India Company -- both threatened by lawless bands of horsemen bent on plunder and massacre. When Matthew s journeying leads him to the small key state of Chintal, he thinks himself close to his objective. But at the rajah s sumptuous court, he discovers that war in India is waged as often with money and spies as with the clear-cut tactics of the battlefield -- with battles won through devious conversations and murderous perfidy. And Matthew, torn between his honor and his destiny, is drawn deeper into the court s serpentine coils than he ever dreamed. Seller Inventory # APC9780553380446

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.04
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Mallinson, Allan
Published by Bantam (2018)
ISBN 10: 0553380443 ISBN 13: 9780553380446
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0553380443

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Allan Mallinson
Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553380443 ISBN 13: 9780553380446
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.In a rousing follow-up to the critically acclaimed A Close Run Thing, Captain Matthew Hervey makes the hazardous sea voyage to India for what the Duke of Wellington has called deuced tricky work. As Wellington s new aide-de-camp, Matthew s covert mission will embroil him in the jostling of native potentates and England s encroaching East India Company -- both threatened by lawless bands of horsemen bent on plunder and massacre. When Matthew s journeying leads him to the small key state of Chintal, he thinks himself close to his objective. But at the rajah s sumptuous court, he discovers that war in India is waged as often with money and spies as with the clear-cut tactics of the battlefield -- with battles won through devious conversations and murderous perfidy. And Matthew, torn between his honor and his destiny, is drawn deeper into the court s serpentine coils than he ever dreamed. Seller Inventory # APC9780553380446

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Mallinson, Allan
Published by Bantam
ISBN 10: 0553380443 ISBN 13: 9780553380446
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0553380443 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132238657

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Allan Mallinson
ISBN 10: 0553380443 ISBN 13: 9780553380446
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
ReadWhiz
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9780553380446_ing

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Allan Mallinson
Published by Bantam
ISBN 10: 0553380443 ISBN 13: 9780553380446
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam. Paperback. Condition: New. 320 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 0.9in.In a rousing follow-up to the critically acclaimed A Close Run Thing, Captain Matthew Hervey makes the hazardous sea voyage to India for what the Duke of Wellington has called deuced tricky work. As Wellingtons new aide-de-camp, Matthews covert mission will embroil him in the jostling of native potentates and Englands encroaching East India Company both threatened by lawless bands of horsemen bent on plunder and massacre. When Matthews journeying leads him to the small key state of Chintal, he thinks himself close to his objective. But at the rajahs sumptuous court, he discovers that war in India is waged as often with money and spies as with the clear-cut tactics of the battlefield with battles won through devious conversations and murderous perfidy. And Matthew, torn between his honor and his destiny, is drawn deeper into the courts serpentine coils than he ever dreamed. . . . This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780553380446

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Mallinson, Allan
Published by Bantam
ISBN 10: 0553380443 ISBN 13: 9780553380446
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0553380443 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780553380446

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Allan Mallinson
Published by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0553380443 ISBN 13: 9780553380446
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc, United States, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. In a rousing follow-up to the critically acclaimed A Close Run Thing, Captain Matthew Hervey makes the hazardous sea voyage to India for what the Duke of Wellington has called deuced tricky work. As Wellington s new aide-de-camp, Matthew s covert mission will embroil him in the jostling of native potentates and England s encroaching East India Company -- both threatened by lawless bands of horsemen bent on plunder and massacre. When Matthew s journeying leads him to the small key state of Chintal, he thinks himself close to his objective. But at the rajah s sumptuous court, he discovers that war in India is waged as often with money and spies as with the clear-cut tactics of the battlefield -- with battles won through devious conversations and murderous perfidy. And Matthew, torn between his honor and his destiny, is drawn deeper into the court s serpentine coils than he ever dreamed. Seller Inventory # LIE9780553380446

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book