A 10th historical adventure, set in the 19th century, featuring
Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Hervey. Mallinson is a former infantry
and cavalry officer, and his personal experience of active
soldiering and military experience informs all his books.
'Splendid, irresistible stuff, and not for addicts only'
"What is left to be said about Allan Mallinson? Only this perhaps: he has done for the British army what C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian did for the royal navy, and his novels are every bit as addictive as theirs... On His Majesty's Service is the tenth of his Matthew Hervey novels... Splendid, irresistible stuff, and not for addicts only" -- Allan Massie SPECTATOR "A fascinating lively romp" THE TIMES 20110604
Allan Mallinson is a former infantry and cavalry officer of thirty-five years' service worldwide. As well as the Matthew Hervey series of novels, he is the author of Light Dragoons, a history of four regiments of British Cavalry, one of which he commanded, and The Making of the British Army, a history of the Army's origins from the battle of Edgehill to the current conflict in Afghanistan. He also writes on defence matters for The Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Mail Online, and is a regular reviewer for The Times, Spectator and Literary Review.