Napoleon Bonaparte bestrode Europe like a colossus.
But what of his Marshals, who ably (or not) assisted him in his rise and fall?
This classic work of military history examines the period of 1796 to 1815, from Napoleon’s victories in Italy up to the point of his defeat at Waterloo.
When gentleman-adventured Peter Kerrigan retrieves a stolen wallet from a pickpocket, he discovers a small note inside that sparks his curiosity - "Dear Harry, This is written in great haste. A wonderful thing has happened to me, and before long I shall be worth at least a million pounds..."
On a hunt for a mysterious treasure Kerrigan becomes entangled in a murder investigation.
'The Autobiography of a Cad is a wonderfully sharp, clever, funny and cutting book which for some reason has been hugely underrated. Anyone reading it now will realise that, while Britain might have changed beyond recognition, our politicians remain exactly the same.' Simon Hoggart