Walls of Jericho

ABOUT Jonathan Hopkins

Jonathan Hopkins
  A Writer’s Tale  When my father died, one of the things he left me was a box of Bernard Cornwell’s ‘Sharpe’ novels. I’d watched the TV series, of course, but never read any of the books. And much to my surprise, not being a history buff, I enjoyed them.   But one thing grate More...



From the Back Cover

   1808. As Napoleon’s conscript armies smash their way across Europe, a small British expeditionary force lands on the coast of Portugal. Its mission: to support Portuguese efforts to eject the French from their country.


Young cavalrymen Corporal Joshua Lock and Lieutenant the Honourable John Killen disembark with the 20th Light Dragoons. But their unlikely three-year friendship, forged in the aftermath of a near-fatal accident, ends tragically when Lock is killed in a French ambush.


So when his regiment marches to meet the French in battle, will Killen live to honour his father’s memory?


And is Lock really dead?

'An excellent tale of the Peninsular War told from the cavalryman’s point of view. If you like Bernard Cornwell’s  tales of this period, then you’ll like this.'          Books from Boris

'...wish you loads of success with your book!'   
Bernard Cornwell   (by email)

'Mr. Hopkins displays an evident love of his subject and a thorough knowledge of 19th century military methods, swordsmanship and horsemanship. His narrative is engaging and I found myself quite quickly turning pages as I became involved with the events surrounding the two main characters.'       I Heard It On The Grapevine

'I really enjoyed your book. It's the sort of thing that should be on TV.'   Keith Jones