(From the publisher):
Robert Graves first came across the name of Roger Lamb in 1914, when Graves was an English officer instructing his platoon in regimental history. Lamb was a British soldier, a sergeant, who had served his king during the American Revolution and whose claim to a footnote in history is that he managed to escape twice from American prison camps.
When Graves came to America in the 1930s, he remembered Sergeant Lamb, investigating his story and wrote this historical novel centered around a representative British soldier. As used as we are to our own tales of American heroism in the Revolution, this tale from the "enemy" captures the times from another point of view and, moreover, is is itself a story of courage and adventure.
(from the publisher)
Original title: Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ North America→ American Revolution