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Coward on the Beach

Coward on the Beach

(2007)
(The first book in the Dick Coward series)
A novel by

 

"Extremely funny... very moving. The research is exemplary, and like the best historical fiction, woven seamlessly into the narrative. Truly compelling. "
James Holland


Meet reluctant hero Dick Coward, an ordinary chap in extraordinary circumstances. World War II's answer to Flashman, only much more honourable - Dick's a Coward by name but not by nature - our hero has the uncanny knack of being in just the right place at just the wrong time. Volume I of Coward's adventures finds him storming the Normandy beaches with the green berets of 47 'RM' Commando. Outnumbered and outgunned, they have a mission to capture the strategically vital town of Port-en-Bessin. Or die trying. Protecting Coward throughout is his hardbitten, long-suffering batman (and head groom to his estate) Price, for whom noblesse oblige died long ago at Passchendaele. But there are worse things than war, Coward knows, not least the horrific possibility that the family estate might fall into the hands of his ghastly, undeserving brother, James. Only by amassing sufficient military glory to appease his difficult father - and living to tell the tale - can Coward guarantee that justice prevails. Such a pity that VCs tend so often to be posthumous.

Genre: Historical
 
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Used availability for James Delingpole's Coward on the Beach


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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: Coward on the Beach: Vol 1-Large Print
Author(s): James Delingpole
ISBN: 1-4056-1950-3 / 978-1-4056-1950-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor Paragon Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: Coward on the Beach: 1 (Dick Coward 1)
Author(s): James Delingpole
ISBN: 0-7475-9070-2 / 978-0-7475-9070-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Coward on the Beach (Dick Coward 1)
Author(s): James Delingpole
ISBN: 0-7475-9274-8 / 978-0-7475-9274-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: Coward on the Beach
Author(s): James Delingpole
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2008 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Coward on the Beach
Author(s): James Delingpole
ISBN: 0-7531-3009-2 / 978-0-7531-3009-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2008 : UK Audio CD
Title: Coward on the Beach
Author(s): James Delingpole
ISBN: 0-7531-3010-6 / 978-0-7531-3010-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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