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The Launching of Roger Brook By Dennis Wheatley,

  • Title: The Launching of Roger Brook
  • Author: Dennis Wheatley
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 28 Jul 1783 Nov 1787This is the first of Dennis Wheatley s famous historical series in which appears the young man who was afterwards to become Prime Minister Pitt s most resourceful secret agent Roger Brook.The scene is the England of George III and the France of Marie Antoinette the tale is that of the tall, blue eyed Roger, who set out to seek fame and fortune in th28 Jul 1783 Nov 1787This is the first of Dennis Wheatley s famous historical series in which appears the young man who was afterwards to become Prime Minister Pitt s most resourceful secret agent Roger Brook.The scene is the England of George III and the France of Marie Antoinette the tale is that of the tall, blue eyed Roger, who set out to seek fame and fortune in the year 1783.He might never have set out at all had it not been for that ravishing creature, the wicked Georgina Thursby, and he most certainly would never have been involved in the secrets of French foreign policy had it not been for the fair Ath nais de Rochambeau but once on the way, his adventures provide us with an immense variety of entertainment.
    The Launching of Roger Brook Jul Nov This is the first of Dennis Wheatley s famous historical series in which appears the young man who was afterwards to become Prime Minister Pitt s most resourceful secret agent Roge

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    1. Dennis Wheatley used to be a wildly popular writer, and very prolific as well As recently as the 1960 s his books were selling over a million copies a year Now, it seems as though he is mainly forgotten Which is too bad, as he wrote many very entertaining books.This book was his first historical novel, and is set in the 1780 s, in both England and France The main character, amazingly called Roger Brook, leaves home at the age of fifteen rather than be sent out to work as a seaman, as his father [...]

    2. When this book first turned up on my radar, my first thought was A whole series about a secret agent around the time of the French Revolution Sign me up Unfortunately I didn t enjoy this first book in the series quite as much as I d hoped unnecessarily long exposition passages regarding the politics and general state of affairs in Europe at the time slowed down the pace and mostly came across as rather tedious lectures, and I didn t like the protagonist all that much Roger is arrogant, naive, im [...]

    3. i enjoyed this book think it evokes the era 1700,s i read the second book ist silly billy that i am ,roger is a spy and got a bit of the flashmen about him hope you enjoy

    4. My father was the one who first introduced me to the Roger Brook spy stories and I managed to get hold of the first one of the series a reprint from 1996 to reread Roger Brook is a young Englishman 15 when the book starts , who runs away from home because his father wants him to join the Royal Navy Through a series of misadventures he finds himself living in France just prior to the French Revolution and falling in love with the beautiful Athenais do Rochambeau As a young man, he finds informati [...]

    5. I first read the Roger Brook stories as a schoolkid A lot of the reviews criticise the admittedly somewhat ham handed introduction of historic background, but that to my mind is what lifts the book from just another historical novel to something educational I have to say that I remember far about the events leading up to the French Revolution than any period of history taught at school, because this was so much entertaining a way of learning.It was nice to see the whole series on offer after [...]

    6. As a writer of a series of books about a spy during the Napoleonic wars myself I read this out of curiosity As other reviewers have said it is very dated There is sexism and racism that would not be acceptable today There are long passages of quite dull exposition about the political and diplomatic situation There is also some quite clich d characterisation and events The dialogue is full of tis and twas But for all its faults the core story is sound and once it gets going quite readable The cli [...]

    7. I did enjoy this book, but I felt that it could have been about 2 3s of the the length it was I read it quite quickly, but I felt as though I had to force myself to read through the boring bits to get to the actual bits of story I found when it was actual story, and not a mini essay on international relations at the time, it was a good read It was only these bits of essay that I felt went rather slowly and which dragged the rating of the book down.

    8. My favourite I found this book in the street and due to a temporary lack of good reading material I gave it a try, although the book did not look very interesting It turned out to be a proper page turner, a highly addictive novel that I finished in a only a few days.

    9. Great reading if you like 17th century history.A wonderfull beginning to a new series of books set in this time period.The detail once again is exceptional.

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