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Coward on the Beach, Vol. 1 By James Delingpole,

  • Title: Coward on the Beach, Vol. 1
  • Author: James Delingpole
  • ISBN: 9780747592747
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Paperback
  • World War II s answer to Flashman, only much honorable 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 The first volume of Coward s adventures finds him storming the Normandy beaches with the green berets of 47 Royal Marines Commando Outnumbered and outgunned, they have a mission to cWorld War II s answer to Flashman, only much honorable 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 The first volume of Coward s adventures finds him storming the Normandy beaches with the green berets of 47 Royal Marines 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 assistant 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 military decorations tend so often to be posthumous.
    Coward on the Beach Vol World War II s answer to Flashman only much honorable 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 The first volume

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    1. This is one of those books I can across by pure serendipity I was in the library looking for something completely unrelated a Don DeLillo book and the retro design of the spine caught my eye I pulled it out to take a closer look and the retro cover art intrigued me further A quick skim of the back brought up references to the Flashman series and I knew I had to take it home The Flashman series is one of my all time favorites, and the prospect of something similar set in World War II had me drool [...]

    2. I enjoyed this somewhat off beat book It s written in a light style, rather along the lines of the Flashman novels, but the vivid and harrowing descriptions of the D Day landings ring true Our hero, Dick Coward, is writing his memoirs for his grandson, and we find out that he has to have a better war meaning medals for valour than his brother James, in order to inherit the family estate Something tells me this won t happen, but a follow up is in the works, and I hope there ll be even .

    3. This is a sort of cross between the Flashman series and a Commando comic book, with just a touch of Wodehouse Lower upper class man and his travails military and romantic during World War 2, as he quests to gain success and his father s approval to inherit the family pile A little confusing at first, as the chronology bounces around a bit, but it settles down into a steady second half Volume 1 of a planned 10 Rated MA15 for strong war violence, language and sex scenes 3.5 5

    4. the cover is the best thing about this book , reminiscent of 1960 s comics such as Commando when British soldiers were attacked with the cry of Achtung Schweinhund ringing out e story of Dick Coward and the D Day invasion of Normandy veers between graphic depictions of heads being blown off and some slapstick comedy moments with Coward emerging heroically from it all the best descriptions are of the comraderie of the Tommies and their black humour.a fun read but lightweight

    5. If you like Thomas Hardy Forrest Gump Jeeves and Wooster all set in the Second World War, you ll love this book Even if you don t, there s a fair chance you ll warm both to the hero and the author a cracking read and if there really is going to be a series of ten we are in for a lot treats

    6. This is an enjoyable read though some of the actions of the protagonist need to be taken with a pinch of salt The background is supported by thorough research but some of the connections the author has invented for his main character to stretch credibility somewhat.

    7. The first in a series of Dick Coward WW II novels semi comic stuff inserted into actual events This one is about British Commandos on D Day Normandy Amusing, but I don t need to read 2.

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