Tuesday, September 9, 2014
COWARD AT THE BRIDGE - James Delingpole
Volume two of the adventures of Lieutenant Dick Coward. This time he is parachuted into "The Bridge Too Far" because he has to win a V.C to ensure he inherits the family pile and wins the girl.
Historically accurate regarding Operation Market Garden it is also very funny and well worth the effort of reading.
Delingpole makes no apology regarding the similarity in style and method of story telling to the "Flashman" series of George McDonald Fraser. Its a style that works, educates a bit and entertains a lot.
Delingpole upsets a lot on the left of the political spectrum with his columns and non-fiction but he can write very well and you would be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't read him just because of your political views.