Reach Point by Mike Lunnon-Wood

#1
anyone else read it? not a bad book at all, would like to read Kings Shilling but its out of print at the moment and is going for £45.00 a copy on amazon 2nd hand! any other MLW books worth a look?
 
#2
BR Lawyer,

Do you mean Long Reach, about the invasion of Belize? If so, it's a cracking read, you're right. I secured a copy of King's Shilling by ordering it from my local library & telling them I lost it & forking out the £6.99 their records said it cost. I did get a funny look from the librarian as I told her it was lost, apparently collectors do this a lot.

King's Shilling is a good one, tho' based on the RN crew of a frigate in Liberia or some such place. I also recommend Heraklion Blue. This is about a troop from 40 Cdo put ashore to rescue Westerners from 2,000 rogue UNITA troops. There's also a destroyer captain who sails his Type 42 as far up the Congo as he can, in order to offer NGS & extend his Lynx's range.

There are a couple of others, Dark Star, Let not the Deep (about the RNLI), Black Rose (not sure of the title, something Rose) & something about an ex RAF pilot in the Caribbean that has "angel" in the title.

They're all hard to find in the UK. Heraklion Blue is published by Severn House. I called them & they said they only do small print runs for libraries etc. They were unaware of any paperback rights.

Amazon do a search service, as do Abe's books & E-bay also have a wanted item search facility.

Hope this helps.
 

Legs

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#3
foxs_marine said:
BR Lawyer,

Black Rose (not sure of the title, something Rose)
Do you mean Dark Rose - about the Arabs (or whoever) invading Ireland by stealth? If so, brilliant read, well worth it!
 
#4
The one abou tthe Palestinians taking over Ireland is one of the most riduculous books have ever had the misfortune of reading. I don't mind suspending my disbeleif from time to time but that really took the biscuit. I did finish it then cursed myself for wasting so much time.

A united ireland independence army fighting under some made up queen of all-Ireland. NO!
 
#5
Legs said:
foxs_marine said:
BR Lawyer,

Black Rose (not sure of the title, something Rose)
Do you mean Dark Rose - about the Arabs (or whoever) invading Ireland by stealth? If so, brilliant read, well worth it!
 
#6
Oops,

First time I tried to use the quote facility, went a bit wrong. I meant to quote & say yes that's the one - Dark Rose, about an invasion of Ireland. Lunnon-Wood has a tendency to try & get everybody in; eg Long Reach features C&D Coys, 2 PARA (with Gurkhas), SAS, Comaccio Group RM (Spelling?), regular RA, 148 Bty, 2 REP, AAC & FAA. This seems a bit contrived, but top marks for attempting to portray UK forces in at least semi realistic scenarios.
 

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