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The Man Who Lived Twice is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Man Who Lived Twice by David Taylor


Genre: Historical Fiction

Tour Dates: 16th - 22nd April 2018

Publication Date: 16th January 2018

Formats available: Mobi, PDF or Paperback

Standalone novel

Publisher: Matador

Estimated Page Count - 417

Types of post available: Reviews or basic promo/spotlight posts

Purchase from Troubador

A hero to General Robert E Lee and a legend to the gullible hillbillies under his command in the American Civil War, ‘Ole St Lege’ charged with the Light Brigade in the Crimea, defended the bullet strewn barricades in the Indian Mutiny and hacked his way through the Second Opium War. Yet the Cornish mercenary that fought so valiantly for the Confederate cause was a wanted criminal, a fraudster who bankrupted his own father.


In his search for redemption, Colonel George St Leger Grenfell leads suicidal cavalry charges, soars precariously over enemy lines in a balloon, rides the rails to the Old West and sees the inside of several appalling prison cells before his fortune changes. As he travels the length and breadth of the

continent, he meets the characters who made, marred and mythologised American history: the business tycoons and social reformers as well as the back-shooting gunslingers and Lincoln conspirators. Finally, he is granted his fondest wish. A second chance in life.

“Knowing David as I do I expected the research for this wonderful novel, set in troubled times in 19th century America, to be impeccable. Every detail you know is spot on and the story riveting.” Rick Stein

“‘Like a shot from a musket this fast moving historical novel grabs your attention from start to startling finish. And the good news? The Man Who Lived Twice is part of a trilogy. So one down, two to

go in this Cornish family saga. Watch out Poldark.” Bill Cran, multi-award-winning documentary  filmmaker and best-selling author


‘An epic tale by a born storyteller. From English aristocracy to the battlefields of Tennessee in the civil War, this book provides an understanding of the forces and personalities that helped shape the American Century, with the added treat of a ringside view of one of modern history’s most exotic and enigmatic characters.” Steve Anderson, Executive Producer, BBC Question Time

About David Taylor

David Taylor was educated at the Royal Grammar School Newcastle and at University College London where he read history and was president of the students’ union. He has won national and international awards for print, radio and television journalism. He wrote for the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph, reported for Panorama and World in Action, presented BBC2 series on defence and civil nuclear power, edited Radio 4’s current affairs programme File on 4 and BBC2’s Brass Tacks and On The Line, produced several series of Great Railway Journeys and of the Wainwright and Fred Dibnah programmes and was head of BBC Features before forming an independent production company called Triple Echo which has won scores of awards, mainly for adventure broadcasting. His book Web of Corruption was published by Granada.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

16th April

  1. Over The Rainbow Book Blog

17th April

  1. booksandwinegums

18th April

  1. Bound 2 Escape

19th April

  1. Dash Fan's Book Reviews

20th April

21st April

22nd April

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