Brigadier Allan Lawrence Mallinson was a serving cavalry officer. He is the author of Light Dragoons, a history of four regiments of British Cavalry, one of which he commanded, and a regular reviewer for The Times and the Spectator. Mallinson is best known for writing a series of novels chronicling the (fictional) life of Matthew Hervey, an officer serving in the (fictional) British 6th Light Dragoons from the late Napoleonic Wars through subsequent colonial conflicts in India, North America and south Africa. One book of the series has a naval fiction element.
|Series: Matthew Hervey|
|Man of War||Captain Sir Laughton Peto , recently engaged to Matthew Hervey's sister, Elizabeth, has just taken command of HMS Prince Rupert,|