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An Awkward Commission
     

An Awkward Commission

by David Donachie
 

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July, 1793. Since being press-ganged into service in King George's Navy, John Pearce has endured a whirlwind few months, which have seen him survive wild storms and bitter battles with the enemy. He is finally free to follow his own wishes, but the same does not apply for the trio of Pearce's closest friends, who call themselves the Pelicans. When they are shipped off

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July, 1793. Since being press-ganged into service in King George's Navy, John Pearce has endured a whirlwind few months, which have seen him survive wild storms and bitter battles with the enemy. He is finally free to follow his own wishes, but the same does not apply for the trio of Pearce's closest friends, who call themselves the Pelicans. When they are shipped off to the Mediterranean, Pearce vows to liberate the men who have stuck by him through thick and thin. But with help being withheld by all higher powers, he is obliged to embark on a dangerous mission before he can free his friends: at stake, the whole British position in the Mediterranean.

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Historical Novels Review
...this is a good read with some good detail about the workings of the seafaring ships of the day and an interesting historical background.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749013318
Publisher:
Allison & Busby, Limited
Publication date:
01/17/2013
Series:
John Pearce , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
459,691
File size:
407 KB

Meet the Author

Jack Ludlow is the pen-name of writer David Donachie, who was born in Edinburgh in 1944. He has always had an abiding interest in history: from the Roman Republic to medieval warfare as well as the naval history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which he has drawn on for his many historical adventure novels. David lives in Deal with his partner, the novelist Sarah Grazebrook.

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