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Now We Shall Be Entirely Free (Paperback)
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Sometimes you just need a good story. If it's well-written and moves swiftly of its own accord, well then you are lucky indeed. NWSBEF is all that and so so good. It's the kind of book you just can't wait to get back to after you've put it down, the kind you slow down at the end to delay the finish. A British Napoleonic war soldier had some, shall we say, issues, in a village in Spain at the end of the campaign. He's hightailed it back to his estate and is soon on the run in the wild islands of Scotland, trailed by two men eager to track him down. NWSBEF is an adventure story, a love story, a war story, a helluva story. With a little philosophy tucked in. It's kind of perfect. Especially now.— From Carin's Picks
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2019
"Mr. Miller strikes an impressive balance between adventure and atmosphere."--The Wall Street Journal
When Captain John Lacroix returns home from Spain, wounded, unconscious, and alone, he believes that he has seen the worst of what men may do. It is 1809, and in England's wars against Napoleon, the Battle of Corruna stands out as a humiliation: a once-proud army forced to retreat, civilized men reduced to senseless acts of cruelty.
Slowly regaining his health, Lacroix journeys north to the misty isles of Scotland with the intent of forgetting the horrors of the war. Unbeknownst to him, however, something else has followed him back from the war--something far more dangerous than a memory...
About the Author
Andrew Miller is one of Britain's leading novelists. He has won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread Novel Award. His bestselling novel Pure, a Costa Book Award winner, has received widespread acclaim and was a best-seller for Europa in 2012. Now We Shall Be Entirely Free is his eighth novel.