Book review: Tom Wedgewood At Waterloo

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The author is a direct descendant of the famous Wedgewood potter and, going back further, of Thomas Josiah Wedgewood, a soldier who fought at Waterloo

Author: Antony Wedgewood 

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans

 

The author is a direct descendant of the famous Wedgewood potter and, going back further, of Thomas Josiah Wedgewood, a soldier who fought at Waterloo. So, with parents like that, it’s possible to get the story of a pretty non-descript soldier into print. It’s mainly sourced from diaries and letters back home to his mother, and these do give you the flavour of being on campaign. However, it’s all fragmentary and the writing in between the letters is plodding, making this a glossy and well produced vanity project.

 

• Unicorn

 

• ISBN 978-1-9116-0495-2

 

• 148 pages • Hardback • £15

 

 

As reviewed in The Armourer July 2019

 

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