Author: Peter Tallon
The year is 1428. The English invasion of France has reached the line of the River Loire at Orleans. Both sides realize that the coming battle will decide the winner of the war between them which has lasted almost a hundred years. An English victory will end the dauphin’s slim chances of retaining his right to the French throne, but if the French are victorious the myth of English invincibility will be broken at last. The English need more men but the French need nothing less than a miracle.
Peter Tallon was a professional geologist who, after a period prospecting in East Africa and Egypt, joined the construction materials industry, rising to managing director of a multimillion pound company. Married with two children and three grandchildren, he has lived in Suffolk, England, for the last forty years where the beautiful coast and countryside form the background to many of his books. Interested in all periods of history, rugby and fine dining, he is now retired and able to devote his time to his true interests, which are writing and helping his wife, Jennifer, to manage the four acre plot of land that surrounds their two hundred year old house. Three dogs and two cats ensure that there is never a moment wasted.