Simon Fonthill

12 books in series
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The War of the Dragon Lady Summary

The year is 1900 and China is once again plunged into barbaric chaos. The Boxers, a cult of young peasants who blame the foreign missionaries for the nation's ills, are rampaging through the country.

Into this maelstrom fall former captain and army scout Simon Fonthill, his wife Alice and '352' Jenkins, Fonthill's former batman, to visit Alice's uncle, a country missionary. Threatened by the Boxers, the three escort the missionary and his family to the safety of Peking.

En route, the party is attacked by the red-bannered Boxers and the missionary is killed. Proving this to be Fonthill's most dangerous mission....

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  • Book 1

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  • Book 8

    • The War of the Dragon Lady

    • By: John Wilcox
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The year is 1900 and China is once again plunged into barbaric chaos. The Boxers, a cult of young peasants who blame particularly the missionaries - for the nation's ills, are rampaging through the country. Into this maelstrom fall former captain and army scout Simon Fonthill, his wife Alice and '352' Jenkins, Fonthill's former batman, to visit Alice's uncle, a country missionary. Threatened by the Boxers, the three escort the missionary and his family to the safety of Peking.

    Regular price: £29.49

  • Book 9

    • Fire Across the Veldt

    • By: John Wilcox
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Simon Fonthill, along with his wife Alice, old friend Jenkins, and tracker Mzingeli, is travelling across the continent to Pretoria to meet with General Kitchener. When their train is derailed the quartet are forced to continue their journey on horseback, but are quickly surrounded by Boer commando leader General de Wet and his soldiers.

    Regular price: £20.69

  • Book 10

    • Bayonets Along the Border

    • By: John Wilcox
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    North West India, July 1897. Simon and Alice Fonthill are travelling with their old friend Jenkins to Marden, India for an anniversary party with the Guides Corps. But their journey takes a dangerous turn when they are ambushed and they realise the land may not be as peaceful as believed. As the Pathans begin their revolt, Simon is tasked by Viceroy Elgin to deliver a very important letter to the Amir in Kabul. But he must battle against time and incredible odds when Alice is kidnapped by the Mullah leading the revolt.

    Regular price: £21.39

  • Book 11

    • Treachery in Tibet

    • Simon Fonthill Series, Book 14
    • By: John Wilcox
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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    Lord Curzon, the ambitious Viceroy of India, decides to invade Tibet and recruits Simon Fonthill, veteran of so many of 'Queen Victoria's Little Wars', to lead 2,000 men over the ice-bound Himalayan passes to Lhasa. Fonthill sets out on another expedition with his wife, Alice, reporting for the Morning Post, and his old comrade, '352' Jenkins. It is machine guns against muskets as the cruel, brave monks fight on their own terrain among the clouds, opposing the invasion.

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  • Book 12

    • Dust Clouds of War

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    • By: John Wilcox
    • Narrated by: Peter Noble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
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    September 1914. The First World War has broken out on the Western Front. Thousands of miles away on the Rhodesian border, Simon Fonthill is preparing for battle alongside his companion, 352 Jenkins and tracker Mzingeli. The trio come under constant fire from enemy forces. At the bequest of Admiral Herbert King-Hall, they undertake their most dangerous mission yet: sinking the Königsberg, a German cruiser ship hidden deep in the Rufiji Delta.

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