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Quarterdeck

Stockwin, Julian

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ISBN 10: 0340832177 / ISBN 13: 9780340832172
Published by London, United Kingdom: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2004, London, United Kingdom, 2004
Condition: Very Fine/New Hardcover
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Title: Quarterdeck

Publisher: London, United Kingdom: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 2004, London, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: A Hardbound Book

Book Condition: Very Fine/New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine/New in Mylar

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition First Printing.

Book Type: A Not Price Clipped Book

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Thomas Kydd was promoted to acting lieutenant at the bloody Battle of Camperdown in October 1797. Now, he must sit an examination to confirm his rank - or face an inglorious return before the mast. But this is only the first of many obstacles for a man who was pressed into the King's Service and discovered a calling for the sea. Kydd is from humble origins, yet he attains the lofty heights of the quarterdeck as an officer in His Majesty's Navy. If he is to avoid spending the rest of his career as a tarpaulin officer, he must also become a gentleman. Kydd and his enigmatic friend Nicholas Renzi set sail in HMS Tenacious for the North American station. Aboard the old 64-gun ship, Kydd comes to doubt he will ever match up to the high-born gentlemen officers. The frontier town of Halifax, which is also home to a British prince of the blood, provides a welcome diversion. Meanwhile, the young United States is in dispute with revolutionary France, the Quasi War, and Kydd finds himself in the USS Constellation in the heady days of the birth of the American Navy. On his return to Halifax, Kydd surmounts more hurdles, both personal and professional - will he ever see himself as truly one of a band of brothers?

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Richard Gore famously overcame modern day hurdles to become an officer and a gentleman, but they were nothing compared to the almost impossible odds two hundred years ago. The Royal Navy, though steeped in custom and tradition, did provide a rare means for someone low born to achieve the hightest status in the land. Right from the start of my series I knew my hero would eventually become an officer and in many ways "Quarterdeck" posed the most writing challenges for me so far. I had to take Tom Kydd from an environment of the lower deck, where he was popular and, as a master’s mate, near the pinnacle of his calling, to an alien realm where the talk was of foxhunting and the Season, and where, at first, he was neither liked nor respected. Having served both on the fo’c’sle and on the quarterdeck myself, to some extent I was able to draw on these experiences when I wrote the book.

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