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The Mutiny
Julian Rathbone

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 24, 2008
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 464
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349119328
Price : 725

About the book
For its British population, the India that swelters in the late spring of 1857 is a place of amateur theatricals, horseracing and flirtations under the aegis of the omnipotent East India company. But a brutal awakening lies in store for the complacent British: one May night, after thirty years of abuse, the East India Company's native soldiers rise up against their British officers. Thus begins the most savage episode in our imperial history. Caught up in the violence is pretty Sophie Hardcastle, a young wife and mother newly arrived from England. As she searches for her infant son, missing in the chaos, Sophie finds herself bearing witness to atrocities on both sides.

Moving, sombre and thrilling, Rathbone's tale is told on a grand scale, ranging from the Cannings in Government House to the heroism of the humblest soldiers and peasants. It is as exhilarating as any Victorian adventure story, and yet, with its unflinching examination of religious fanaticism and the horrors of war, THE MUTINY also carries a powerful message for the modern world.

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Julian Rathbone
Julian Rathbone is the author of many books including JOSEPH (reissued in Abacus in November 1999) and KING FISHER LIVES, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in Dorset.
Books by Julian Rathbone
A Very English Agent (PB)
Birth of a Nation (PB)
Joseph (PB)
Kings of Albion (PB)
The Last English King (PB)
The Mutiny (HB)