Synopses & Reviews
"In its pages you will find adventure, action, romance, love and self-sacrifice, hair's-breadth escape and reckless courage, gallantry, panache and a droll, backhand humor that rivals that of P.G. Wodehouse. You will also find yourself, even more than with the celebrated stories of Holmes and Watson, in the hands of an indisputable artist. For more than any other adventure stories I know, these stories have a power to move the reader. . . . unjustly forgotten tales by a great master." Michael Chabon for NPR's You Must Read This
"The Brigadier Gerard stories display all the narrative gusto of Doyle's more famous Sherlock Holmes, together with an irresistible warmth and humour." Philip Pullman
"Of course I read every Sherlock Holmes story, but the works I like even more than the detective stories are his great historical stories." Winston Churchill
Mon Dieu The extraordinary, sabre-rattling adventures of Gerard, a young French cavalry officer in the time of the Napoleonic wars, introduce a hero who will be adored by fans of Flashman and Sherlock Holmes alike. Gathered here in one edition are both volumes of Conan Doyle's much loved
tales, which will delight modern readers with their absurdist humour, infectious warmth and swash-buckling energy.