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In March 1802, the Treaty of Amiens brings an uneasy peace to Europe. While the fighting ships of the Royal Navy languish in ordinary and sailors litter the alleys and alehouses of Portsmouth, frustrated officers barrage the Admiralty for a commission. From a beach on the Isle of Wight, Captain Oliver Quintrell observes a convoy of merchantmen preparing to set sail from St. Helen's Road. He is unaware that within days he will have command of His Majesty's frigate Elusive, which will be sailing with the fleet into the Atlantic. With a sound ship and an able crew, the captain is confident of a safe voyage but when the ship reaches its destination there are unknown dangers and unspeakable horrors to be faced. Can Captain Quintrell retrieve the cargo he has been sent to find and return with it safely to England?
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Born in England, Margaret Muir now lives in Tasmania where she is a member of the Tasmanian Sail Training Association. During her travels, she has cruised round the coast of South America, crossed Drake Passage and visited the frozen islands off the Antarctic Peninsula. It is these experiences which inspired her to write Floating Gold. Floating Gold is Muir's fifth novel for Hale Books, but her first nautical fiction adventure. For more information go to: www.margaretmuirauthor.comReview:
"Extremely satisfying" The Historical Novels Review"
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Book Description Robert Hale, London, 2010. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First UK. In March 1802 the Treaty of Amiens brings and uneasy peace to Europe. While the fighting ships of the Royal Navy languish, Captain Oliver Quintrell is sent with a convoy of merchantmen into the Atlantic. With a sound ship and able crew the captain is confident of a safe voyage, but unaware of the dangers and unspeakable horrors once the ship reaches its destination. Can Captain Quintrell find and return the cargo he has been sent to recover? Sea fiction at its best. Seller Inventory # 060847
Book Description Robert Hale, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11070909051X