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Coward on the Beach

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

 
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    

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


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


January 2008 : UK Audio Cassette
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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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