Siege of Khartoum (Simon Fonthill, #6)
The eyes of the world are on the fate of General Gordon and the English-held Khartoum as it comes under siege, in this latest novel in the thrilling Fonthill series.

1884. Queen Victoria's hero General Gordon is under siege. Hoards of Dervish warriors, loyal to the Mahdi, the Sudanese warlord and Messiah, are baying for British blood. With a small army and diminishing supplies, Gordon fears Khartoum will fall. Ex-captain and one-time subaltern Simon Fonthill is summoned to Cairo on a vital mission. He must enter the heavily guarded city undetected and make contact with Gordon ahead of the relief force. Together with comrade '352' Jenkins, Fonthill makes the treacherous journey across the Nile. But when they're captured by a sadistic Dervish patrol, it seems hope of a British victory is all but lost. Can Fonthill and Jenkins survive interrogation and save Khartoum...?

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  • Doug
    Dec 31, 1969


    As usual John Wilcox delivers again,very good book. ...

  • D.w.
    Dec 31, 1969


    John Wilcox does not disappoint. Here in the sixth adventure of Simon Fonthill and Jenkins 352. I read another series recently by a different writer in our Victorian military fiction genre. It is night and day in comparison. Wilcox has pacing and drama down well. He understands the era...

  • Robin Carter
    Dec 31, 1969

    Robin Carter

    More of the usual fun and games from our hero Fonthill and 352, these 2 characters always bring a smile to my face even in the most dire of circumstances.The plot is as always fast paced, full of detail and information but does not get bogged down with it, Wilcox always manages to make...

  • Andrew
    Dec 31, 1969


    Simon Fonthill and his constant companion 352 Jenkins are back in action, this time tasked by General Wolesely with getting into the beseiged town of Khartoum in the Sudan, and finding out just how long the commanding general, 'Chinese' Gordon can hold out against the forces of the Mah...

  • Pepita
    Dec 31, 1969


    Great 'spiffing' adventure; good historical context. ...