H. M. S. Cockerel (Alan Lewrie Naval Series #6)

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Overview

Yearning for the high seas, Alan Lewrie plods through his oppressive life as a gentleman farmer and family man. The year is 1793 and after four years spent ashore, Lewrie is gratified when revolutionary France threatens war and the Royal Navy beckons. All does not go smoothly, as he soon finds himself aboard the HMS Cockerel dealing with a difficult captain and disgruntled crew. Once in the Mediterranean, he throws caution to the wind and becomes involved with the bewitching Lady Emma Hamilton. The war escalates ...

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Overview

Yearning for the high seas, Alan Lewrie plods through his oppressive life as a gentleman farmer and family man. The year is 1793 and after four years spent ashore, Lewrie is gratified when revolutionary France threatens war and the Royal Navy beckons. All does not go smoothly, as he soon finds himself aboard the HMS Cockerel dealing with a difficult captain and disgruntled crew. Once in the Mediterranean, he throws caution to the wind and becomes involved with the bewitching Lady Emma Hamilton. The war escalates and he finds himself at the Battle of Toulon where he meets a dashing young Napoleon Bonaparte. Outnumbered three to one, Lewrie takes on the French in a desperate bid to help the Royalists escape.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590131312
  • Publisher: McBooks Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Alan Lewrie Naval Series , #6
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 309,219
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 3.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dewey Lambdin has been a sailor since 1976 and has worked as a director, writer, and producer for television and advertising. He is the author of the Alan Lewrie series and What Lies Buried: A Novel of Old Cape Fear. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2003

    What is he saying ?

    Lambdins' use of pidgon french and Spanish takes away from the story.He knows what he is saying bet I shure don't.I do like his books but,they seem to fall off from 'The Kings Commission'

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2013

    Good action and adventure.

    Excellent story with plenty of action and adventure. Tedious and sometimes very slow personal problems seem to drag on the story line though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    I agree with many of the reviews. I truly like this series but

    I agree with many of the reviews. I truly like this series but the use of pidgin French made it unreadable at times. I jumped whole pages trying to get around the use of some weird french dialect.

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  • Posted May 9, 2011

    Just Drop The French

    Lambdin's diabotically juicy creation continues to impress! I could go on reading nothing but this intoxicating series, but it would then be over far too soon! That said, one criticism: his lapses into French-phonic prose is almost unreadible. The story would grind to a halt as I tried to translate what was being said. By the end, I found myself just skipping through to get back to English to ascertain what the conversation was about. Not that it will stop me - on to #7!!

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    Posted March 9, 2012

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