Author(s): Iain Gale
The superb novelist of men at war moves into the twentieth century and World War Two, telling the story of the eleven days in the sands of North Africa that would change history forever There are some battles that, had the other side won, would have totally altered the course of history. This is one of those battles...October 1942, and Britain and its allies were in trouble. Germany and its Axis partners seemed to be triumphant everywhere, and were already almost within reach of the Suez Canal. America had not yet decided to join the war, and Churchill needed a victory to survive. In this novel, Iain Gale tells the story of those extraordinary eleven days from the viewpoints of seven of those who took part, on both sides as the stand was made, and the tide of war began to turn...
Praise for Iain Gale: 'A powerful novel of men at war. A triumph' Bernard Cornwell 'A treat for every history buff, and a vivid picture of men at war' Scotland on Sunday 'An old-fashioned tale of military strategy and valour' Glasgow Herald 'An involving historical adventure - could Jack Steel be a worthy rival to Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe?' Choice Magazine 'A combination of action and intrigue is supported by colourful characters' Scottish Field
Iain Gale has strong Scottish and military roots. He is editor of the magazine of the National Trust for Scotland and lives in Edinburgh with his family.