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The Jack Lark Library

The complete gripping backstory to the action-packed Jack Lark series

By Paul Fraser Collard

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Available together for the first time, the complete Jack Lark backstory. Includes brand-new prequel: RASCAL.

Available together for the first time, The Jack Lark Library by Paul Fraser Collard is complete Jack Lark backstory. **Includes brand-new, never-before-seen prequel: RASCAL** A must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Simon Scarrow.

'An appealing and formidable hero' Sunday Express on The Last Legionnaire
'Enthralling' - The Times on The Lone Warrior
'Brilliant' - Bernard Cornwell on The Scarlet Thief

From gin palace pot boy to a young Private who wears his red coat with pride, The Jack Lark Library reveals the early years of Jack Lark: Soldier, Leader, Imposter.

RASCAL: Jack finds himself witness to the execution of Mistress Manning, murderess in the notorious 'Bermondsey Horror' case.

ROGUE: When an unlikely ally draws Jack from the East End alleys into the bright lights of a masked ball, he gets a glimpse of another life...

RECRUIT:Forced to leave London, Jack is now a young recruit, determined to make his way as a Redcoat.

REDCOAT:Jack relishes the camaraderie of barracks life, but four years of harsh discipline hasn't blunted his desire to be more than just a Redcoat...

Biographical Notes

Paul's love of military history started at an early age. A childhood spent watching films like Waterloo and Zulu whilst reading Sharpe, Flashman and the occasional Commando comic, gave him a desire to know more of the men who fought in the great wars of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. At school, Paul was determined to become an officer in the British Army and he succeeded in winning an Army Scholarship. However, Paul chose to give up his boyhood ambition and instead went into the finance industry. Paul stills works in the City, and lives with his wife and three children in Kent.

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  • ISBN: 9781472247926
  • Publication date: 23 Mar 2017
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Brilliant — Bernard Cornwell
I love a writer who wears his history lightly enough for the story he's telling to blaze across the pages like this. Jack Lark is an unforgettable new hero — Anthony Riches
It felt accurate, it felt real, it felt alive... Every line every paragraph and page of the battles had me hooked, riveted to the page, there were times when I was almost as breathless as the exhausted soldiers — Parmenion Books
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