Ebb Tide: A Nathaniel Drinkwater Novel(Mariner's Library Fiction Classics Series)

Ebb Tide: A Nathaniel Drinkwater Novel(Mariner's Library Fiction Classics Series)

by Richard Woodman
     
 

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In Ebb Tide, Richard Woodman deftly concludes the career of his sea hero, Nathaniel Drinkwater. Far from being the reminiscences of an old man, the novel skillfully weaves the past with the present; the personal tensions below decks, the straining creak of a man-of-war under sail, the crack of a cannon shot and the plaintive mews of the trailing gulls are never far

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In Ebb Tide, Richard Woodman deftly concludes the career of his sea hero, Nathaniel Drinkwater. Far from being the reminiscences of an old man, the novel skillfully weaves the past with the present; the personal tensions below decks, the straining creak of a man-of-war under sail, the crack of a cannon shot and the plaintive mews of the trailing gulls are never far away. To the end, Nathaniel Drinkwater’s life is full of incident and the unexpected, so typical of the sea officers of his day.

Editorial Reviews

Guernsey Evening Press
Woodman knows his ships and the sea and is a craftsman of great ability.
Oxford Times
Brilliantly told ...the characters are real and lively, the language similar; but above all it is a convincing and compulsive seafaring story

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574091045
Publisher:
Sheridan House, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Mariners Library Fiction Classic Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,304,486
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.70(d)

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