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TOUCH & GO.

Parkinson, C. Northcote.

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ISBN 10: 0395255929 / ISBN 13: 9780395255926
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Boston, 1977, Houghton Mifflin, First US edition, hard bound in dust jacket, Fine/Fine condition, 235 pages Third novel in the DeLancey Royal Naval series. The vivid detail and narrative pace that have made Devil to Pay and The Fireship the unrivaled successors of the Hornblower series are fully in evidence in Parkinson's third novel about the adventures at sea of Richard Delancey, whom Publishers Weekly calls "a worthy successor to Horatio Hornblower." In Touch and Go Delancey is posted to Gibraltar to command the sloop Merlin for convoy protection in the Mediterranean. Overcoming problems of discipline, gunnery and sail-drill among his crew, Delancey quickly proves his mettle by capturing an enemy ship during the siege of Valletta.Later, as the war enters a new century, Delancey becomes involved in a series of romantic incidents, including his rescue of a young slave girl in North Africa. The story reaches its climax in the two great battles fought by a fellow Guernseyman, Rear-Admiral Sir James Saumarez, against a FrancoSpanish squadron at Algeciras and later off Cadiz.Delancey is desperate when he hears that peace is on the horizon, since he needs more prize money to pay for the restoration of his family house. At the last moment he hears of a rich prize for the taking. Will he make the capture in time? It is touch and go. N° de ref. de la librería 28701

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Título: TOUCH & GO.

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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With his Royal Navy commission in hand, Richard Delancey is posted to Gibraltar to command the sloop Merlin for convoy protection in the Mediterranean. Overcoming problems with his crew, Delancey quickly proves his mettle during the siege of Valletta and during the battle at Cadiz.

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Born in the north of England shortly before World War I, Cyril Northcote Parkinson pursued a distinguished academic career on both sides of the Atlantic. Before he ever turned his hand to fiction, he became famous for unveiling "Parkinson’s Law," the widely known assertion that work expands to fill the time allowed for its completion. Parkinson wrote many books on British history and economics, and his Richard Delancey novels have drawn favorable comparisons to Forester and the Hornblower stories. Parkinson’s first fictional effort, a "biography" of Hornblower, has enjoyed considerable acclaim. C. Northcote Parkinson died in Canterbury, England in 1993.

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