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John Wilcox


The Simon Fontill Series
The Horns of the Buffalo.
This book introduces the young Lieutenant Simon Fonthill. Set in the 1879 Zulu campaign, he gets caught up in the massacre at Isandlwana and later finds himself at the Rorke's Drift mission attempting to withstand the Zulu onslaught.

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The Road to Kandahar
This is the second book in the Simon Fonthill series. It sees the hero on the North West Frontier caught up in the Afghanistan campaign of 1880. Will Fonthill survive to warn Roberts of the united force that is set to rise up against him? Or is it his fate to perish in the mountains at the hands of a brutal enemy?

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The Diamond Frontier
The third book in the series sees Simon Fonthill back in South Africa. There is trouble brewing on the border and a friend is kidnapped in the Wild West type frontier around the Kimberley diamond mines. But when General Wolseley decides to lead his column against the impenetrable stronghold of the bePedi, Fonthill once again finds himself marching to war!

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Last Stand at Majuba Hill
The fourth book of the series sees Simon Fonthill still caught up in events in South Africa. The year is 1881 and he is given an urgent diplomatic mission during the First Boer War. But the greatest test is yet to come. As the Queen's men Boers converge on the imposing heights of Majuba Hill for an epic battle.

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The Guns of El Kebir
The fifth book sees Simon Fonthill summoned to Egypt. Alarming news of an uprising against the Anglo-French suzerainty in Egypt has reached London in March 1882. Sir Garnet Wolseley has little time to assemble his army, but he knows that to have any chance of the British invasion succeeding, he must gather more information about the enemy. He decides he must call upon the services of renowned scouts, Simon Fonthill, one time army captain and "352" Jenkins, his ex-batman.

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The Siege of Khartoum
The sixth book sees Simon Fonthill recruited by Wolseley to try and gather information and help Gordon trapped by the Mahdi in Khartoum. Simon has to undergo many privations in the desert before his sweetheart comes to his rescue. But is there time for them to go and rescue Gordon?

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The Shangani Patrol
The seventh book sees Simon Fonthill in Southern Africa. Having recently returned from campaign in Khartoum, former captain and army scout Simon Fonthill needs a new mission. On meeting Rhodes, he agrees to lead an expedition to Lobengula's kraal to seek his agreement to land settlement. But the king's court is a cauldron of intrigue and danger and the impis are hungry for war. Fonthill and his comrade, '352' Jenkins, must fight in one of the most famous last stands in Britain's colonial history.

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The War of the Dragon Lady
The eight book sees Simon Fonthill in China. The Boxer Rebellion has broken out and Simon, his wife and '352' need to escort his missionary uncle safely to Peking. But arrival in Peking sees no respite as the legations are besieged by angry Boxers intent on killing the foreign devils.

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