‘Cawnpore’: now available in paperback and on Kindle

As I bring all my books back under my own imprint, Big Red, it’s now time to republish Cawnpore with its beautiful new cover by Dave Slaney.

It’s 10 years since I wrote Cawnpore, but in the month when the West has finally pulled out of Afghanistan (at least for this time round) this tragic story of colonialism going very, very badly wrong is arguably more relevant than ever.

Like The White Rajah, it’s a more reflective novel than the Burke books. There are fights and dashing adventures. There is even a love story (though not a conventional one). But the book raises issues about colonialism and the Empire project. There are a lot of questions but ultimately no answers. Perhaps as we are all encouraged to look again at Britain’s 19th century history, this is a book whose time has come.

I hope you read it and enjoy it. Let me know what you think. As life moves back to normal I hope I may be able to get out and talk about it if any of you want to ask me.

Cawnpore is available on Kindle and in paperback.


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