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THE LION AT SEA

Hennessy, Max (Pseudonym of John Harris)

ISBN 10: 0241897459 / ISBN 13: 9780241897454
Editorial: Hamish Hamilton, 1977
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1st in this new series. London 1977, Hamish Hamilton, first UK edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6x9, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 314 pages.In this epic story of the Navy in World War I the Lion is Kelly Maguire (`Ginger' to his shipmates), a young Anglo-Irishman of extraordinary courage and resourcefulness. Kelly is by no means the type of hero who stands brooding on the bridge, tormented by self-doubts. He is an extrovert with the vitality and drive of a Cunningham, and as drawn to the sound of guns as a Keyes or a Cowan: a man with a sense of honour and a sense of humour, very much master of his fate and captain of his soul, a man clearly destined from early age for high rank. He also has a great ability to attract devotion from the ladies, and an equally great ability for getting out of scrapes. In the first pages of the book, at the Coronation Review of 1911, he saves a man from drowning and thereby is saved from the fury of an admiral; from then onwards the reader knows that here we have a brave and skilful sailor who is about to embark on a career in one of the most splendid periods of the Royal Navy's history.The book's grand finale is at the Battle of Jutland. By then Kelly Maguire has developed from a lively if foolhardy midshipman into a very able officer. As he began to find his feet in the Navy, he served in armoured cruisers, submarines, and finally destroyers. During the course of the War he had found himself stranded ashore in besieged Antwerp and had become a prisoner of the Turks after Gallipoli. N° de ref. de la librería 28705

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Título: THE LION AT SEA

Editorial: Hamish Hamilton

Año de publicación: 1977

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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Midshipman Kelly Maguire has always had a love affair with the sea. And when war clouds gather over Europe, Maguire is put to the test along with the marine might of the Royal Navy. From the Hellish battles of Gallipoli to the barbarous action at Antwerp, Maguire begins to learn the lessons a sailor must face. Glory and danger abound in this sizzling saga of adventure, blood and guts.

About the Author:

John Harris, who also wrote under the pen names of Mark Hebden and Max Hennessy was born in 1916. He authored the best-selling The Sea Shall Not Have Them. He was a sailor, an airman, a journalist, a travel courier, a cartoonist and a history teacher. During the Second World War he served with two air forces and two navies. After turning to full-time writing, Harris wrote adventure stories and created a sequence of crime novels around the quirky fictional character Chief Inspector Pel. A master of war and crime fiction, his enduring novels are versatile and entertaining.

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