The Mutiny
Julian Rathbone
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Feb 24, 2020 - 21:20 PMBy Julian Rathbone

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 BritishFor 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.
  • Title: The Mutiny
  • Author: Julian Rathbone
  • ISBN: 9780349119328
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Paperback

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Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk Feb 24, 2020 - 21:20 PM
This is, let s get it straight right at the start, an interesting read but it has a flaw It starts off as a work of fiction the Indian Mutiny as experienced by a group of English women living on the Army base at Meerut We experience life as they saw it, hot, dusty, petty, and interfacing with a culture that is seen as dirty and contemptible We see the hatred grow, often fanned by ambitious, powerless former rulers who simply want either a very comfortable lifestyle provided by the British, or ch [...]
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Felice Feb 24, 2020 - 21:20 PM
The Mutiny by Julian Rathbone is about 460 pages and the Indian Rebellion of 1857 Both of those things make me happy For me chubby books are cheesecake level temptation and stories set in India are always to be scooped up The British Army enlisted thousands of Indians as soldiers or sepoys as the Europeans called them and was reliant on these soldiers to help govern the huge country If the civilian colonists thought about the natives at all it was as master and servant and not in a pretty Master [...]
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Peter Feb 24, 2020 - 21:20 PM
Dozens of characters, both Indian and European, are followed through the period from 1854 culminating in the critical years of 1857 58 during the Indian Mutiny If anyone is central it is Sophie Hardcastle, a young Army Officer s wife, but the landscape, military figures and the savage fighting and atrocities of both sides, up to the climactic siege of Delhi, are the real core The even handed authorial voice often provides the historical context, in a riveting and moving read managing to personal [...]
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Muthuprakash Ravindran Feb 24, 2020 - 21:20 PM
The 1857 rebellion a.k.a the first Indian war of Independence is a point of interest to me and it is fascinating to read about the different people with a different agendas were able to come together for a cause albeit their selfish motives.So it was with a lot of interest that I picked up this one to read of the rebellion from the perspective of the British people who lived through it However, I should say the book for all its promises delivered very little.For some odd reason, the author insis [...]
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Simon Mcleish Feb 24, 2020 - 21:20 PM
Found this disappointingly dull after enjoying Kings of Albion.
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Bryn Hammond Feb 24, 2020 - 21:20 PM
Recommended by Wiki A Rathbone fan certainly wrote his Wiki, but it s interesting.
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Frank O"donnell Feb 24, 2020 - 21:20 PM
A good drama, although it could have done with character development on the Indian side, and without the odd attempt to rehabilitate the British empire in just two paragraphs in the postscript.
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Isaw Feb 24, 2020 - 21:20 PM
to much historical, not enough novel.
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The Mutiny By Julian Rathbone 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 BritishFor 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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