Signed copy (signed on first page, where author's dedication is printed. Signed 'To Gordon', undated).
Published 2010, first printing stated; Paul Mould Publishing, UK & in assoc with Empire Publishing Service, USA, & also simultaneously published in Canada, Australia & Germany.
A hefty p/b of nearly same size as a h/b, 519 pages+ prelims & 2 blank at rear.
Historical novel, military story; Great Britain's wars with France/Italy etc, part of a series by this author set in the Napoleonic era. This is set in late 1805 to 1806, in Calabria, esp the Battle of Maida and sieges of Scilla.
The gist is of a hoi-polloi of displaced soldiers, Militia, and mostly criminal ruffians sentenced to Army service, all banded together as a 'Detachment Battallion', in training until fit to join General Stuart's army in Sicily & Italy, invading to support the King of Naples against the French Army. Could, at the end of the Campaign, this band of scruffs become a Regiment in their own right, hence 'Worth Their Colours'?
Glossy card covers with a painting, 'The 27th Foot (Inniskilling) at Waterloo' by Brian Palmer across front. The picture is a little blurred.
The book is slightly scuffed, mainly the upper & lower corners & edges of the front; slight damage at bottom of rear cover's hinge. Binding is tight, pages are clean.