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Rory Muir’s biography of Wellington: The Path to Victory has been been nominated for the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize.

The judges are Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Jane Ridley, and Anthony Sattin. The Prize will be announced at the Biographers’ Club Prize dinner, taking place at the National Liberal Club on Friday 21 November.

More information on the prize and the other shortlisted books can be found here.

‘Wellington had courage, luck, an eye for battleground—and a sensitivity to the ‘butcher’s bills.’ Max Hastings reviews Rory Muir’s Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814.

Read the full review here.

“Two new books show that, from Wellington to dockyard workers, everyone was engaged in the long war effort”

Read the full review in The Spectator here:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/books-feature/9067461/britain-against-napoleon-by-roger-knight-review/

Rory Muir’s masterly new biography of the Duke of Wellington, Wellington: The Path to Victory, 1769-1814 is now available to buy online and from all good bookshops.