The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

By: Francis Yeats-Brown (Author)

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India was one of the most adventurous and romantic places on Earth in the early twentieth century. Though decades of political unrest, and eventual independence from Britain, were only a few years away, India in the early 1910s was a magnet for young men with a longing for adventure. Such a man was Francis Yeats Brown. Arriving in 1905, Brown soon discovered that life among his chosen regiment, the famed Bengal Lancers, was anything but boring. When he wasn t practising his military skills, the young cavalryman was riding his various horses in polo matches, or chasing wild boars. Plus there were a million mysteries waiting outside his door to explore, including his forbidden love affair with Masheen, the dancing girl. Yet in addition to being a skilful soldier and an intrepid traveller, Yeats Brown was a terrific writer. He takes the reader to out-of-the-way corners of the India that once was, but is no more. There he introduces a timeless cast of fakirs, mercenaries, rajas, and rogues. It was normal in the colourful world that Yeats-Brown moved through to have breakfast with an English general, then pass the time of day with a native whose speciality was locating cobras in the bedroom Thus The Lives of a Bengal Lancer remains a charming classic full of delightful descriptions, mystic experiences, and enduring legends from a place and a time now gone forever.

Title: The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

Author Name: Francis Yeats-Brown (Author)

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Publisher: U.S.A., The Long Riders' Guild Press: 2001

ISBN Number: 1590480996

ISBN Number 13: 9781590480991

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 083730

Description: New. May have slight shelfwear from storage. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer By Francis Yeats-Brown (Author) Product Details Paperback: 308 pages Publisher: The Long Riders' Guild Press (December 1, 2001) Language: English ISBN-10: 1590480996 ISBN-13: 9781590480991 Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5 x 7.9 inches

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