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A Breed of Heroes

(1981)
(The first book in the Charles Thoroughgood series)
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This outstanding first novel established Alan Judd's literary reputation and was one of the most talked about and best-selling books for years. After university and Sandhurst, Charles Thoroughgood has now joined the Assault Commandos and is on a four-month tour of duty in Armagh and Belfast. The thankless task facing him and his men - to patrol the tension filled streets through weeks of boredom punctured only by bursts of horror takes them through times of tragedy, madness, laughter and terror. Alan Judd tells Thoroughgood's tale with verve, compassion and humour. The result is an exceprionally fine novel which blends bitter human incident with bizarre army farce that will make you laugh out loud.

Genre: Mystery
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Praise for this book

"Entertaining and compulsively readable achieves a memorable authenticity." - Melvyn Bragg


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Hardback Editions

December 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Breed of Heroes (Thorndike Large Print General Series)
Author(s): Alan Judd
ISBN: 0-86009-950-4 / 978-0-86009-950-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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September 1981 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Breed of Heroes
Author(s): Alan Judd
ISBN: 0-340-26334-2 / 978-0-340-26334-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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August 1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: A breed of heroes
Author(s): Alan Judd
ISBN: 0-698-11087-0 / 978-0-698-11087-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Breed of Heroes
Author(s): Alan Judd
ISBN: 1-4711-7886-2 / 978-1-4711-7886-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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January 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Breed of Heroes (Charles Thoroughgood 1)
Author(s): Alan Judd
ISBN: 1-84739-772-7 / 978-1-84739-772-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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April 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Breed of Heroes
Author(s): Alan Judd
ISBN: 0-00-654535-1 / 978-0-00-654535-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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December 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: Breed of Heroes
Author(s): Alan Judd
ISBN: 0-86009-951-2 / 978-0-86009-951-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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September 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Breed of Heroes
Author(s): Alan Judd
ISBN: 0-00-616458-7 / 978-0-00-616458-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana Press
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Breed of Heroes
Author(s): Alan Judd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Breed of Heroes
Author(s): Alan Judd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK