THE NEWS FROM WATERLOO: THE RACE TO TELL BRITAIN OF WELLINGTON’S VICTORY

CATHCART (B.)

D039

£9.99

352pp., P.B. 2016. This is a tragi-comic tale that begins amidst terrible carnage and weaves through a world of politics and military convention, to end spectacularly at a grand soiree in St James’ Square after feverish journeys by coach and horseback, a Channel crossing delayed weather, and a final dash by coach and four from Dover to London.