Book Launch: To the Beat of a Savage Drum by A.J. Herron
Thursday 19 November
All are welcome to the launch of To the Beat of a Savage Drum by 2015 Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair winner Aidan J. Herron.
About the book:
To the Beat of a Savage Drum from Enniskillen to Waterloo – a Drummer’s Story
‘The drum brings out the savage in a man. Can you be that kind of drummer?’
Enlisting as a drummer in the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot, James Burns discovers brotherhood and brutality in equal measure until his depot life is interrupted by the call to join Wellington’s Allied Army. But nothing could prepare him for the journey to Waterloo or for the terror of drumming men towards the slaughter at La Haye Sainte. And, in a chance encounter, James Burns finally discovers the savage within himself.
To the Beat of a Savage Drum joins the very short list of fiction set around the Battle of Waterloo and commemorates the 27th Inniskillings, the only Irish Regiment of Foot to take part in that epic encounter.