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The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard is a series of comic short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle telling of the exploits of an uncomprehending French soldier during the Napoleonic Wars.

Originally published in The Strand magazine between December 1894 and September 1903 the stories satirise both the stereotypical English view of the French, and - by presenting them from Gerard's baffled point of view - English manners and attitudes.

The Stories:

  • How The Brigadier Came To The Castle Of Gloom
  • How The Brigadier Slew
  • The Brothers Of Ajaccio
  • How The Brigadier Held The King
  • How The King Held The Brigadier
  • How The Brigadier Took The Field Against The Marshal Millefleurs
  • How The Brigadier Played For A Kingdom
  • How The Brigadier Won His Medal (The Medal Of Brigadier Gerard)
  • How The Brigadier Was Tempted By The Devil

    Scottish-born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (1859 - 1930) was a prolific writer best known for creating the detective Sherlock Holmes.

    Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

  • (P)2008 RNIB

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    A good listen

    A pleasant retelling of the exploits of Brigadier Gerard, a retired Hussar from Napolean's Armies. The stories are interesting and amusing. Gerard has a comically high opinion of himself and it is his manner of telling the stories that makes the stories a pleasure to listen to. The reader does a good job giving life to the words of Gerard as well as the many characters Gerard encounters in his adventures. I certainly enjoyed listening to it on an all too long car ride.

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