Poet Under A Soldier's Hat by E. P. RosePoet Under A Soldier's Hat by E. P. Rose

Poet Under A Soldier's Hat

byE. P. Rose

Paperback | February 7, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 163 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


100 years of Colonial Rule in British India 1850-1947 through the personal stories of one family. Caught in two World Wars, pre Mutiny skirmishes, and the Great Sepoy Rebellion the true saga of lives not so "pukkha" as might be supposed. Hugh Rose's back-story exposes child marriage, social taboos, adulterous affairs over many summers in a Himalayan Hill Station, illegitimate pregnancies and banishment to England. More a poet than a soldier, Hugh, a British Officer of the Raj, serves with the 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles in the Kyber Pass bordering the Northwest Frontier Afghanistan. Gentlemen's sports, bandits, tribal warlords, missionaries, ordinary men and ghosts are not enough. Bored, Hugh seconds to the Political and Foreign Service in Arabia, Persia, and Waziristan, until disgraced, he is "invited" to return to his regiment after five years. A naked Colonel's dictum "conformity kills" guides Hugh's adventurous life. Partition frees both India and Hugh.
Title:Poet Under A Soldier's HatFormat:PaperbackDimensions:326 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.73 inPublished:February 7, 2015Publisher:Studio on 41Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:098611880X

ISBN - 13:9780986118807

Look for similar items by category: