Wilcox, John: The Guns of El Kebir. First Edition/First Printing. *Signed*« back
This is a first edition and first printing of The Guns of El Kebir by John Wilcox, published by Headline in 2007.
The book and protected dust jacket are in Fine/As New condition with no inscriptions and not price clipped.
Signed by the author to the title page.
Another thrilling, action-packed adventure set during one of the most famous battles fought by the British army in the late nineteenth century, the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir.
News of Ahmed Arabi's uprising against the Anglo-French suzerainty in Egypt has caused great alarm in London. The French choose not to fight and retire from the country, but the British land a force led by Sir Garnet Wolseley. He plucks out of an uneasy pastoral retirement on the Welsh borders his favourite scouts, Simon Fonthill, one time subaltern and ex-Captain in the North West Frontier’s Royal Corps of Guides, and 352 Jenkins, Simon’s ex-batman, servant and mentor. Fonthill and Jenkins are to venture into the desert ahead of Wolseley's hastily assembled army and observe the movements and location of the Egyptian force. But bloodshed is ahead at Tel-el-Kebir...