Coward on the Beach

  • by James Delingpole
  • Narrated by Stephen Thorne
  • 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dick Coward is an ordinary chap in extraordinary circumstances. World War II's answer to Flashman, only much more honourable – Dick's a Coward by name but not by nature. Storming the Normandy beaches with the green berets of 47 (RM) Commando, Coward is protected by his long-suffering batman (and head groom to his estate) Price, for whom *noblesse oblige* died long ago at Passchendaele. But there are worse things than war, not least the horrific possibility that the family estate might fall into the hands of Coward’s ghastly, undeserving brother. Only by amassing sufficient military glory to appease his father – and living to tell the tale – can Coward guarantee that justice prevails.

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What the Critics Say

"Tempered by the carnage of war, Dick’s antics have more meat and less sauce than those of his antecedent Flashman." ( Financial Times)
"Extremely funny... very moving. The research is exemplary, and like the best historical fiction, woven seamlessly into the narrative. Truly compelling." ( Sunday Telegraph)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great fun to listen to, well written as well.

I thought this book was great fun to listen to. Lots of action and plenty of history with the main character happening to be wherever the main events were happening. If you like historical fiction, and would like something a bit better written and faster moving than most, you'll love this. The other book (Coward at the Bridge) is also a lot of of fun.
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- Purple Ackey

Ok but I may have missed the point

This book is interesting and has lots going on. It so nearly is very good and funny, but it doesn't quite make it. Not sure if its meant to be funny, or is told seriously and is funny by chance.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2011
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd