Too Few for Drums by R. F. Delderfield
They set out as ten who must wend their way out from behind French lines in Portugal and back to the British army. This tale of the Peninsular campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars offers an unforgetable adventure.
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group|
About the Author
R. F. Delderfield, a respected author, playwright, screenwriter, and newspaperman, was born in Greenwich, England in 1912 and became a full-time author after a stint as a small-town reporter and an RAF hitch in World War II. According to The New York Times Book Review, Delderfield wrote "with vigor, unceasing narrative drive, and a high degree of craftsmanship," and he described himself as "a compulsive teller of tales, a real chronic case." Delderfield died in 1972.
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Too Few for Drums based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A group of British soldiers from varying backgrounds are caught behind enemy lines during the Napoleonic Wars. During their struggles to rejoin the British army they encounter a camp follower who is a seasoned campaigner. One does not have to be a fan of military fiction to enjoy this novel that is more about character than derring-do.