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The Mutiny

Rathbone, Julian

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ISBN 10: 0316731137 / ISBN 13: 9780316731133
Published by Little, Brown Book Group, 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0316731137 447 pages in brown cloth with dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. First British Edition. Jacket Condition: Fine. Year: 2007. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-073844

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Title: The Mutiny

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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For its British population, the India that swelters in the late spring of 1857 is a place of amateur theatricals, horseracing, and flirtations under the aegis of the omnipotent East India company. But a brutal awakening lies in store for the complacent British: one May night, after 30 years of abuse, the East India Company's native soldiers rise up against their British officers. Caught up in the violence is pretty Sophie Hardcastle, a young wife and mother newly arrived from England. As she searches for her infant son, missing in the chaos, Sophie finds herself bearing witness to atrocities on both sides. Moving, somber, and thrilling, Rathbone's tale is told on a grand scale, ranging from the Cannings in Government House to the heroism of the humblest soldiers and peasants. It is as exhilarating as any Victorian adventure story, and yet, with its unflinching examination of religious fanaticism and the horrors of war, The Mutiny also carries a powerful message for the modern world.

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Julian Rathbone is the author of many books, including the bestselling THE LAST ENGLISH KING, KINGS OF ALBION and the Booker shortlisted JOSEPH, as well as the hugely acclaimed A VERY ENGLISH AGENT.

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