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May, 1940.

World War Two is at its height.

A formidable flyer and outstanding marksman, at twenty Charles Hubbard stands out amongst his comrades.

Shooting down an enemy aircraft before even being sent to France, he quickly gains a reputation as an Ace before being himself shot down.

Returning to England as the Nazi push continues, Hubbard continues to gain renown as he becomes embroiled in the Battle of Britain before being posted to North Africa.

Soon he finds himself fighting a very different war to the one he is used to, a war not just against the Germans and Italians but against the desert itself.

In an area known simply as The Cauldron, Hubbard's bravery and moral stamina are pushed to the very limit time and again.

Teetering on the verge of breakdown, his men are looking up to him to lead them on towards victory.

Hubbard does not know if he has the strength left within himself to rise up once more and overcome his fears...

The Cauldron is a thrilling World War Two adventure from Richard Townshend Bickers.

Praise for Richard Townshend Bickers

'A valuable history of the air war that began it all... by an ex-flyer of the Second World War who has a genuine feeling for the feats of his predecessors' - The Birmingham Post

'His sympathy with the fighting man (and woman) shines out of every page' - Liverpool Daily Post

Richard Townshend Bickers volunteered for the RAF on the outbreak of the second world war and served, with a Permanent Commission, for eighteen years. He wrote a range of military fiction and non-fiction books, including Torpedo Attack, My Enemy Came Nigh, Bombing Run and Summer of No Surrender.

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Richard Townshend Bickers's The Cauldron

Hardback Editions

August 1987 : UK Hardback

Title: The Cauldron
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
ISBN: 0-7090-3019-3 / 978-0-7090-3019-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 1999 : UK Paperback

Title: The Cauldron (Linford Mystery)
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
ISBN: 0-7089-5419-7 / 978-0-7089-5419-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Linford (Large Print)
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Audio Editions

March 1991 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Cauldron, The: Unabridged
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
ISBN: 1-85496-431-3 / 978-1-85496-431-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Cauldron
Author(s): Richard Townshend Bickers
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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