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The Normandy Privateer
Author: David McDine
Publisher:
ISBN: 1549824945
Pages: 323
Year: 2017-09-24
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England. 1800s. The family of a young Royal Navy officer killed in action on a mission to capture a French privateer in 1798 install a memorial tablet in their church to commemorate his life and service to King and country.Lieutenant Oliver Anson, a distant relative of the illustrious circumnavigator George Anson and the younger son of a Kent clergyman, led the raid bidding to capture the gun brig �galit� hiding in a small Normandy harbour.But when it all goes wrong, Anson is felled by a musket ball in the head and is among the dead and wounded left ashore after his shipmates seek the refuge of their ship HMS Phryne.Only - and despite official newspaper reports to the contrary - the less-than-god-fearing Anson turns out not to be dead at all but very much alive, and stuns even fellow seamen with his miraculous resurrection.It is, however, far from plain sailing for the prisoners to escape from behind enemy lines and get back across the Channel. And the resourceful and ambitious Anson is then dealt a hammer blow by the admiralty when he is later denied a new sea-going appointment.Instead his future is to be an unattractive-looking, land-based role with the Sea Fencibles - tasked with foiling any potential French invasion attempt along the Kent coastline.Perhaps worse, sea rover Anson finds himself falling into the clutches of a local bigwig's voluptuous and determined daughter who is desperate to find a husband... The Normandy Privateer charts the ups and downs of Lieutenant Anson and shines a poignant light on the loneliness and responsibilities of command. Praise for David McDine 'An enlightening historical thriller.' - Thomas Waugh David McDine OBE, is a former Deputy Lieutenant of Kent and a former Royal Navy Reserve officer and Admiralty information officer. He is also the author of Unconquered: The Story of Kent and its Lieutenancy . The Five Horseshoes , his debut novel in the Animal Man series, is sure to appeal to fans of Tom Sharpe, Alexander McCall Smith, PG Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh.
Strike the Red Flag
Author: David McDine
Publisher:
ISBN: 1549715526
Pages: 116
Year: 2017-09-10
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Red flags flutter at the mastheads of the Channel Fleet ships gathered at the Spithead anchorage. It is 1797, across the calm waters of the Solent the great naval base of Portsmouth lies impotent. Worse, unrest is spreading - to Plymouth, backdrop to Francis Drake's Armada heroics two centuries earlier, and to the Nore, the great anchorage at the gateway to London. To the downtrodden sailors whose pay has not been increased for a hundred years and who endure a poor diet, harsh punishments and lack of shore leave, it is time to strike for better pay and conditions. But, according to the rigid Articles of War, akin to holy writ on board His Majesty's ships, it is mutiny. And at a time when Britain is at war with Revolutionary France and threatened with invasion, the nation is plunged into grave peril.Young Lieutenant Oliver Anson, a distant relative of the legendary circumnavigator Admiral George Anson, is keenly awaiting transfer to duties aboard a frigate in the Mediterranean. Any ideas of idleness while he waits are swept aside when he is ordered to travel to Portsmouth on a mysterious mission. What are the contents of the papers he is to deliver personally to the flag officer there? Who among his fellow travellers on the express Royal Mail coach would try to steal them? How does he survive a more dangerous attack after being despatched to the Nore on a further secret assignment?David McDine's Strike the Red Flag skilfully uses actual events in the Royal Navy's history as the backdrop to some great swashbuckling fiction which remains true to social history while examining the idea of duty and the loneliness of command. His knowledge and evocation of the period is impressive, and his pitch-perfect phrasing recreates a fascinating world now lost to us.David McDine, OBE, is a former Admiralty information officer, Royal Navy Reserve officer and Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, and the author of Unconquered: The Story of Kent and its Lieutenancy. He also wrote The Normandy Privateer, another naval adventure featuring Lieutenant Oliver Anson, of whichStrike the Red Flag is a prequel.
Gentleman Captain
Author: J. D. Davies
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1788631811
Pages: 300
Year: 2018-05-07
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Heroism, gunpowder and treachery in the Royal Navy 1662: After Matthew Quinton sunk the first ship he was given to command, he is surprised when the King gives him captaincy of H.M.S. Jupiter with orders to stamp out a Scottish rebellion. This time Quinton is determined to prove his worth. In a country of divided loyalties, Charles II needs someone he can trust, and – with an elder brother deep in the King’s confidence – Matthew is one of the few eligible candidates not serving in the Mediterranean. But now Quinton must face an unruly crew, suspicions of murder, stirrings of conspiracy and the angry seas. Will treason be found in Scotland... or is it lurking closer to home? Packed with gripping naval adventure, Gentleman Captain is the first in the epic Matthew Quinton Journals. It will enthral fans of Julian Stockwin, C.S. Forester’s Hornblower and Patrick O'Brian. ‘Hornblower, Aubrey and Quinton – a pantheon of the best adventures at sea!’ Conn Iggulden ‘Swashbuckling suspense, royal intrigue, and high seas naval action ... an excellent series’ Publishers Weekly ‘Utterly impossible to put down... finely-shaded characters, excellent plotting, gut-clenching action and immaculate attention to period detail ... superb’ Angus Donald, author of The Outlaw Chronicles The Matthew Quinton Journals 1. Gentleman Captain 2. The Mountain of Gold 3. The Blast that Tears the Skies 4. The Lion of Midnight 5. The Battle of the Ages 6. The Rage of Fortune 7. Death's Bright Angel 8. The Devil Upon the Wave
Dead Man's Island
Author: David McDine
Publisher:
ISBN: 1980351031
Pages: 265
Year: 2018-02-26
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Dead Man's Island in the rain was as God-forsaken a place as you could find anywhere on earth. Following the successful capture of the Normandy privateer Égalité, Lieutenant Oliver Anson is appointed by Commodore Home Popham to command the Seagate Sea Fencibles. Moreover, the Commodore has implied that there may be a clandestine nature to Anson's new duties... However, when the Commodore summons Anson to Dead Man's Island, it is to find the Commodore absent. Forgoing any explanation, Anson is required to witness the funeral of a Frenchman from a hulk. Hoping that Captain Matthew Wills will be able to provide some explanation as to his being there, Anson is only further mystified when Wills arranges for the Lieutenant to visit the hulk of the officer whose funeral he has just attended. With promises that the full picture shall soon reveal itself, the lieutenant embarks once more. David McDine, OBE, is a former Admiralty information officer, Royal Navy Reserve officer and Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, and the author of Unconquered: The Story of Kent and its Lieutenancy. He also wrote The Normandy Privateer, another naval adventure featuring Lieutenant Oliver Anson, and the series prequel Strike the Red Flag.
Floating Gold
Author: M. Muir
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1514729040
Pages: 242
Year: 2015-06-27
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"A spellbinding nautical tale that captures the reader's attention and never releases it until the final page is turned. FLOATING GOLD whisks readers back to the heyday of the British navy and readers find themselves living the life of a sailor and witnessing the awesome beauty and dangers of sailing the seas on a wooden ship in days of yore." Cindy Vallar 1802 - The Treaty of Amiens heralds a fragile peace in the war with France. Britain's fighting ships languish in ordinary and sailors litter the alehouses of Portsmouth. From a beach, Captain Quintrell observes a fleet preparing to sail little knowing he will soon have command of the frigate "Elusive". Entrusted with secret orders, he heads south, unaware of the horrors which lie ahead. But when he enters the freezing Southern Ocean, a mutinous crew, murder most foul and the dangers held within a simmering volcanic island pose more of a threat than a broadside from a man-of-war.
The Animal Man
Author: David McDine
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1540662527
Pages: 246
Year: 2017-01-08
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Animal-mad, people-shy civil servant Norman Butcher cuts loose when his widowed mother dies leaving him a sizeable nest-egg and ramshackle Olive Branch Farm. At last he can realise his lifelong ambition - to liberate circus animals and let them roam free. Then uninvited visits from a wily poacher and an officious planning officer set off a chain reaction that catapults him into the headlines. Under siege with the press, police and student protestors up to farcical antics at his gates, he finds love at last. But can he extricate himself from all the unwanted attention, tiptoe through the legal minefield and keep his beloved animals - and his new love? Set in the unsophisticated 1960s, The Animal Man is a funny, touching story of one man's battle to throw off the shackles of his humdrum, loveless past and follow his dream. This debut novel by Kent author David McDine is sure to appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith, P.G. Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh.
Slave to Fortune
Author: D. J. Munro
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 151202211X
Pages: 366
Year: 2015-06-25
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Slave to Fortune is a captivating historical adventure. Tom Cheke's world is turned upside-down when he is kidnapped from his home on the Isle of Wight by Barbary corsairs during an audacious night raid. Sold into slavery in seventeenth-century Algiers, Tom carves out a new and promising life only to have it shattered once more when another twist of fate throws him into the hands of a Scottish knight of the Order of St John and into a turbulent world of ciphers, spies and assassinations. Tom's memoir is a remarkable account of how a boy comes of age, grasping life from the setbacks of fortune. It is a tale of friendship and reconciliation, of intrigue and deceit, in which trust is betrayed and deep-rooted beliefs and values are cast into doubt. In Slave to Fortune, DJ Munro skilfully captures a bygone era of galleons and gunpowder. Pirates and secret agents cross swords with crusading knights as the plot twists from the alleyways of Algiers, through the splendour of Malta and Venice, to maritime Portsmouth and the rustic charms of the Isle of Wight. With echoes of Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped and J. Meade Falkner's Moonfleet, Slave to Fortune is an uplifting, intelligent adventure. Suitable for all ages from teens upwards, it will spark curiosity and keep readers enthralled. Praise for the novel: Absolutely fascinating stuff!! Fantastic... just disappointed it's finished! - Garry, senior energy executive. I really enjoyed reading your book, it was very interesting. It is not usually the genre I would go for but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I got into it... I would recommend it. - Erin, 13. It's great... a good read! - Ryan, Commander, Royal Navy (retired). I loved this book! ...lots of sumptuous images to dine on ...a real page turner...edge of the seat exciting. - Anna, High School English Teacher
A Darker Sea
Author: James L. Haley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698164075
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-11-14
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The second installment of the gripping naval saga by award-winning historian James L. Haley, featuring Commander Bliven Putnam, chronicling the build up to the biggest military conflict between the United States and Britain after the Revolution—the War of 1812. At the opening of the War of 1812, the British control the most powerful navy on earth, and Americans are again victims of piracy. Bliven Putnam, late of the Battle of Tripoli, is dispatched to Charleston to outfit and take command of a new 20-gun brig, the USS Tempest. Later, aboard the Constitution, he sails into the furious early fighting of the war. Prowling the South Atlantic in the Tempest, Bliven takes prizes and disrupts British merchant shipping, until he is overhauled, overmatched, and disastrously defeated by the frigate HMS Java. Its captain proves to be Lord Arthur Kington, whom Bliven had so disastrously met in Naples. On board he also finds his old friend Sam Bandy, one of the Java's pressed American seamen kidnapped into British service. Their whispered plans to foment a mutiny among the captives may see them hang, when the Constitution looms over the horizon for one of the most famous battles of the War of 1812 in a gripping, high-wire conclusion. With exquisite detail and guns-blazing action, A Darker Sea illuminates an unforgettable period in American history.
A History of Sea Power
Author: William Oliver Stevens
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465544984
Pages: 467
Year: 1947
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A General History of the Burr Family
Author: Charles Burr Todd
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 600
Year: 1902
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Absolute Honour
Author: C.C. Humphreys
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402282281
Pages: 320
Year: 2014-05-06
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"Jack escapes death more often than James Bond... An exciting romp!" Sunday Telegraph (UK) Blooded on the battlefields of Canada, fresh from a winter spent in a voluptuous widow's bed, the dashing Jack Absolute has every reason to feel good. And life only gets better when the ship returning him to England captures a rich prize. But gold is not all the enemy ship holds. Fever nearly kills Jack, his life barely saved by a new comrade, Red Hugh McClune. Their resulting friendship takes him to Bath to recover-and into a passionate romance with McClune's beautiful cousin, Laetitia. Yet neither cousin is who they seem, and tragedy soon strikes Jack. This time, he escapes with his life, but loses what he loves most-his honour. The thrilling finale to C.C. Humphrey's historical adventure series,Absolute Honoursweeps readers into a world of bravery, betrayal, passion, and glory at whatever cost. From daring espionage in Rome to the battlefields of Spain to a climactic duel against an unbeatable foe, Jack seeks to restore that honor with consequences he could never foresee and a price to be paid in blood. Join our swashbuckling scoundrel in this adventurous historical fiction set around the American Revolutionary War. Fans of Simon Scarrow, Bernard Cornwell, Jeff Shaara and Diana Gabaldon will eagerly follow the adventures of Jack Absolute. The Jack Absolute Series: The Blooding of Jack Absolute, Book #1 Jack Absolute, Book #2 Absolute Honor, Book #3 What readers are saying about Absolute Honor: "Another great swashbuckling adventure" "plenty of action and daring do.... the 18TH CENTURY JAMES BOND." "full of adventure and intrigue" "a good balance of historical fact and thrilling fiction with WAR, RIVALRY AND ROMANCE you will find it hard to put down." "RAPTUROUS story telling." "the kind of breakneck adventure for which the term "rollicking" was coined" "A MUST READ for any historical buff, and to say the least extremely well written." What reviewers are saying about hero Jack Absolute: "A RIP-ROARING ADVENTURE PACKED WITH ACTION, DRAMA, AND PASSION."-Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth "Jack in all his swashbuckling glory...Humphrey's acting background brings drama to life in Jack's legendary tale."-Booklist "A vigorously imagined, DASHINGLY DONE ESPIONAGE adventure."-Literary Review (UK) "Jack proves once again to be a dynamic hero-an HONORABLE SPY with a soft spot for love-and a bangup leading man for what is fast becoming a rousing, must-read series." Publishers Weekly "An absolute delight! Swashbuckling adventure, eighteenth-century wit, hugely entertaining plots, and one of the most appealing military gentlemen ever to wear a sword." Diana Gabaldon, Author of The Outlander
Flint and Silver
Author: John Drake
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141659275X
Pages: 359
Year: 2009
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A captivating and original prequel to "Treasure Island" that will delight fans of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic as well as fans of those "other" pirates of the Caribbean.
A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History
Author: John E. Jessup
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 0160873266
Pages: 507
Year: 1979
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A History of England in the Eighteenth Century
Author: William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages:
Year: 1887
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Sailing Orders
Author: David O'Neil
Publisher:
ISBN: 061594082X
Pages: 340
Year: 2013-12-25
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The tale of Martin Forrest, who was thrown out of his home at the age of 13, saved the wife and daughter of an officer with the Royal Navy, and eventually battled his way to command and fame during Britain's naval warfare with Napoleon.