Title: Ramage and the Guillotine (An Alison Press ...
Publisher: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, London, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus
Edition: First Edition.
0436377322 This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards are pristine, save two pencilled marks on front board. The spine, endpages and gilt/lettering are all pristine. The pages are clean, having no markings or folds. The dustjacket is bright, with just a whisper of wear to the edges and extremities. Original price sticker is attached (Heinemann Group L3.95 net) above what may be a clipped corner. Brodart protected. No remainder mark. Not ex-lib. Bookseller Inventory # 000866
Synopsis: As France recovers from her bloody Revolution, Napoleon is amassing his armies for the Great Invasion. News in England is sketchy and the navy must prepare to defend the land from foreign attack. Lieutenant Ramage is chosen to travel to France and embark upon the perilous quest of spying on the great Napoleon. His mission is to determine the strength of the French troops, but his discovery will mean the guillotine.
About the Author: Dudley Bernard Egerton Pope was born in 1925 into an ancient Cornish seafaring family. He joined the Merchant Navy at the age of sixteen and spent much of his early life at sea. He was torpedoed during the Second World War and resulting spinal injuries plagued him for the rest of his life. Toward the end of the war, Pope turned to journalism, and also researched naval history and in time became an authority on the Napoleonic era and Nelson's exploits, resulting in several well-received volumes, especially on the Battles of Copenhagen and Trafalgar. He also began writing fiction using his own experiences in the navy and his extensive historical research as a basis. In 1965, he wrote Ramage, the first of a highly successful series of novels. Another renowned series is centered on Ned Yorke, a buccaneer in the seventeenth-century Caribbean. He lived aboard boats whenever possible, and most of his adult life was spent in the Caribbean. He died in 1997 at the age of seventy-one.
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