SCOUNDRELS – VOLUME ONE
BY MAJOR VICTOR CORNWALL AND MAJOR ST JOHN TREVELYAN
An interesting blend of historical fiction and humour, this memoir is not for the faint-hearted or very easily offended.
If you’re not easily offended and have a particular sense of humour, however, you are in for a treat.
Scoundrels is marketed as being the historically accurate and true, jaw-dropped memoirs of spies Major Cornwall and Major Trevelyan, who were part of the infamous gentlemen’s club of London in the mid 20th century.
The banter and sniping between the two majors in their letters after each chapter is delightful and brings in a different, often less crass, type of humour. If the reader is willing to let go of some political-correctness while reading this volume, however, the chapters are riotously hilarious.
All in all, Scoundrels is an ideal read for a casual Sunday afternoon or when waiting in the doctors’ surgery — though watch out in this setting, as you may find yourself laughing aloud quite vigorously.
Scoundrels by Major Victor Cornwall and Major St John Trevelyan is available now. This reviewer was provided with a copy of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.