This is a thrilling new adventure for Matthew Pryde...It is 1805, and England is in the midst of her war with France under Napoleon. Matthew Pryde, employed as engineer at a coal mine in Kent, is regarded as the perfect 'spy' to send across the English Channel to investigate rumours that the French are digging a tunnel underneath the Channel. Matthew is accompanied by the mysterious Mr Black - and the rather unexpected addition of the unconventional Kate Denton - to France where they must try to find the existence of a tunnel on the French side. What then follows is a treacherous journey across Republican France, and a close encounter with the Revolution's most effective form of punishment, the guillotine...
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(222mm x 141mm x 24mm)
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Author Biography - Malcolm Archibald
Malcolm Archibald is currently a part-time history lecturer at Dundee College. He has had five previous novels published, one of which, Whales for the Wizard, won the 2005 Dundee Book Prize. He is also the published author of several historical non-fiction books and articles based on Scottish history and folklore.