Kydd: The Admiral's Daughter
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|Format:||Hardback, 368 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 18 October 2007|
1803. Tensions are escalating again between England and France. While the Royal Navy launches reconnaissance, rescue missions and spies on the continent, French privateer ships are lurking in English waters poised to strike at British trade. Smugglers, perilous storms and a treacherous coastline all threaten to overcome HMS Teazer as her men fight to gain control of the seas around Cornwall and Devon. Meanwhile an unlikely rival is seeking her captain's heart. The beautiful and determined admiral's daughter could be the key to realising all Kydd's career ambitions and dreams of love. But high society, he finds, can be as treacherous as his first mistress -- the sea.
About the Author
Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable", a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he served for eight years in the Far East, Antarctic waters and the South Seas. He was awarded the MBE and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy. More information can be found on his website at www.JulianStockwin.com.
'Another thundering good read for those who love seagoing stories in the Hornblower mould' -- Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'Stockwin tells his story with crispness and clarity. His characters are simply but well-drawn, and events happen at a pace to keep readers involved. As always, his display of seamanship savvy is one of the best in the genre' -- Navy News, United States 'Fans of fast-paced adventure will get their fill with this book. I enjoyed learning about naval lore, some ofwhich this landlubber didn't "get" when reading sea stories by other authors.' -- Historical Novel Society Praise for Julian Stockwin -- - 'Another thundering good read for those who love seagoing stories in the Hornblower mould' -- Peterborough Evening Telegraph 'I was soon turning the pages almost indecently fast ... Roll on, the promised adventures of Kydd and Renzi.' -- Independent on KYDD 'Stockwin paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line... the harsh naval discipline, the rancid food, and the skill of the common sailor are all skilfully evoked.' -- Daily Express on KYDD 'The appeal of the story is in the telling, which is atmospheric, authentic ... The author had a long career in the Royal Navy, which adds to his prose that extra dash of salty realism.' -- Publishing News on MUTINY 'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world.' -- Guardian on KYDD
|Publisher: ||Hodder & Stoughton Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||24.0 x 16.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.70 kg)|