SCOUNDRELS – VOL­UME ONE

BY MA­JOR VICTOR CORN­WALL AND MA­JOR ST JOHN TREVELYAN

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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.

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