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The Sword and the Scalpel

(1996)
(The first book in the Sword series)
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Harry Brand feels he can never live up to his military family's illustrious past...

So when he fails medical school in 1935, he takes himself off to Ethiopia to serve as a medical orderly with a Red Cross unit.

In these sun-baked deserts, serving with the army of Hailie Selassie against the ambitions of Benito Mussolini, he gains first-hand knowledge of the horrors of war.

It is here also, that he first makes the acquaintance of a woman who is to have a profound effect on the rest of his life...

Years later, he finds himself at war again, this time against Nazi Germany.

Harry's instincts are all for the saving rather than the taking of lives, but now he must learn to kill to survive, just as he must learn to cope with the women who seek to dominate his life.

The lovely, over-confident, infuriating Constance, the beautiful, sensual, tragic Nicole and the woman who keeps turning up in the oddest places, Marion all become strong forces to contend with.

The Sword and The Scalpel is the first in a gripping series of historical novels about the Brand family and the British Army that capture the emotional experience of those who fought in war.

Christopher Nicole was born in the West Indies in 1930 and currently resides in the Channel Islands with his wife, Diana, who is also a novelist. He has written over 200 fiction and non-fiction books since 1957, including the best-selling, five-volume Caribee series. He primarily writes historical novels and specialises in series and sagas, and has won international acclaim for his work under several pseudonyms, including Max Marlow, Andrew York, and Alan Savage.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

June 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sword and the Scalpel (Magna Large Print General Series)
Author(s): Alan Savage
ISBN: 0-7505-1414-0 / 978-0-7505-1414-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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March 1996 : UK Library Binding
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Title: The Sword and the Scalpel (Sword S.)
Author(s): Alan Savage
ISBN: 0-7278-4906-9 / 978-0-7278-4906-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Audio Editions

September 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Sword and the Scalpel: Unabridged
Author(s): Alan Savage
ISBN: 1-85903-301-6 / 978-1-85903-301-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sword and the Scalpel (Sword Series Book 1)
Author(s): Christopher Nicole
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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