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A BRIG OF WAR: Woodman, Richard

A BRIG OF WAR

Woodman, Richard

ISBN 10: 0719540097 / ISBN 13: 9780719540097
Published by John Murray,, London, 1986
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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The third novel in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series. Slight sun fading to yellow of dust jacket spine. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 2791

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Title: A BRIG OF WAR

Publisher: John Murray,, London

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: A Hardbound Book

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine in Mylar Cover

Signed: Signed by All Authors

Edition: First Edition First Printing.

Book Type: A Not Price Clipped Book

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In A Brig of War, Nathaniel Drinkwater is promoted lieutenant of the brig Hellebore. He finds routine convoy escort duties end abruptly when Admiral Nelson, pursuing the French fleet to Egypt, sends Hellebore to the Red Sea with an urgent warning to the British squadron there. However, Nelson's apprehensions over French ambitions in the East are more than justified. Edouard Santhonax, Drinkwater's old enemy, is already preparing for a French descent on India.

The hunt for this elusive Frenchman and his frigate is combined with British naval operations on the flank of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. It is during the attack on Kosseir that Drinkwater is left for dead. His escape and the subsequent desperate attack on Santhonax leads to a still more dangerous situation under Augustus Morris, former tyrant of the midshipmen's berth on HMS Cyclops.

Drinkwater's fight to bring a half-armed ship safely to the Cape of Good Hope is beset with personal enmity, the activity of the French and the violence of the sea.

About the Author:

Richard Woodman is a distinguished, prize-winning maritime author. He served at sea from the age of sixteen, spent eleven years in command, spent six years in operational management and is today an Elder Brother of Trinity House. The author of a number of novels, his historical studies include Arctic Convoys 1941-1945, Malta Convoys 194-1943, The Real Cruel Sea: The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943 and a five volume History of the British Merchant Navy.

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