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SEAFLOWER - A Kydd naval adventure

Stockwin, Julian

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ISBN 10: 0340794771 / ISBN 13: 9780340794777
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2003, London, Hodder & Stoughton, UK first edition, hard bound in dust jacket, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, FINE/FINE CONDITION, 344 pages . 3rd in the Kydd series. AUTOGRAPHED EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON A CUSTOMER BOOK PLATE ON FRONT FREE END PAPER. ---------------------------------------------------------------Seaflower follows the acclaimed Kydd and Artemis in telling the magnificent tale of one man's journey from pressed man to Admiral in the Great Age of Sail.It is nearly two years since Thomas Paine Kydd was spirited away in the night to serve his country aboard the old line-of-battle ship Duke William. Now, together with his high-born friend Nicholas Renzi and other members of the ill-fated Artemis, Tom is a shipwrecked sailor back in the land of his birth. But far from being able to return to loved ones, they find themselves virtual prisoners, waiting to be summoned as court martial witnesses. In a political act to shield an officer's reputation, they are shipped out in haste to the Caribbean — where sugar is king and yellow jacka fearsome peril.-----------------------------------------------------------------Kydd overcomes his resentment at being turned over, and continues to grow as a prime seaman. A spell ashore at the dockyard in Antigua shows him another side of the Royal Navy, thecomplexities of maintaining Britain's fighting ships around the world. There Kydd also has to deal with a number of personal challenges and in so doing earns the ire of the feared master shipwright. Summarily dismissed from the dockyard, Kydd faces an unknown future.-------------------------------------------------------------Renzi contrives to reunite the old crew of Artemis in Seaflower, a graceful and trim little topsail cutter that Kydd fell in love with the first time he saw her. At first the plucky craft brings them luck and fortune but she is eventually overwhelmed by the raw forces of the sea — and Kydd finds his seamanship, tenacity and courage put to the ultimate test.Seaflower is based on dramatic real events and is classic storytelling at its very best — fast-paced and filled with exceptional characters and thrilling action. N° de ref. de la librería 37822

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Título: SEAFLOWER - A Kydd naval adventure

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. FLATSIGNED.; 344 pages; Physical description: 344 p. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Kydd, Thomas (Fictitious character) - Fiction. Seafaring life - History - 18th century - Fiction. British - Caribbean Area - History - 18th century - Fiction.


'I was soon turning over the pages almost indecently fast... Roll on, the promised adventures of Kydd and Renzi.' - Independent 'The vantage point of the common sailor gives the nautical novel a fresh twist. In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world.' - Guardian 'Gripping... Rich in action and full of interesting characters, this thrilling novel leaves you in awe of the 18th-century seaman.' - Peterborough Evening Telegraph

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