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An Ill Wind
     

An Ill Wind

by David Donachie
 

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1793. John Pearce and his Pelicans are going home to freedom and intent on putting the treacherous Captain Ralph Barclay in the dock. But in the confusion of the evacuation of Toulon, as citizens try to flee the Republican Army and the guillotine, Pearce must keep his wits about him in order to survive. Through unfortunate circumstances, Pearce finds himself on a ship

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1793. John Pearce and his Pelicans are going home to freedom and intent on putting the treacherous Captain Ralph Barclay in the dock. But in the confusion of the evacuation of Toulon, as citizens try to flee the Republican Army and the guillotine, Pearce must keep his wits about him in order to survive. Through unfortunate circumstances, Pearce finds himself on a ship back to England with Captain Barclay and his lovely wife Emily. In the end, the Pelicans may think they have reached the end of their troubles but it is Emily Barclay who holds the key to their hope of justice. But do her loyalties lie with her husband or her conscience?

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"Mr Donachie has clearly done his research, and his action scenes read well, as do his depictions of a storm at sea and fire on board a wooden ship."
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“Using a clever blend of fact and fiction, Donachie leads his readers through the seamy side of life in the 1790s, and with graphic imagery he spins a rollicking yarn of boldness and redemption”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749007652
Publisher:
Allison & Busby, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
John Pearce Naval Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID DONACHIE was born in Edinburgh in 1944 and has had a variety of jobs, including selling everything from business machines to soap. He has always had an abiding interest in the naval history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The author of a number of bestselling books, he know lives in Deal with his wife, the novelist Sarah Grazebrook and their two children.

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