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On a Making Tide
     

On a Making Tide

by David Donachie
 

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A chronicle of the fascinating early years of Horatio Nelson and Emma Lyon. Both determined to rise from obscurity, they set about making their ways through the world with corresponding recklessness and precocious ambition. Nelson enters the Royal Navy at the age of twelve and is made post captain at the age of twenty. Emma, luscious but penniless, cannily

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A chronicle of the fascinating early years of Horatio Nelson and Emma Lyon. Both determined to rise from obscurity, they set about making their ways through the world with corresponding recklessness and precocious ambition. Nelson enters the Royal Navy at the age of twelve and is made post captain at the age of twenty. Emma, luscious but penniless, cannily confronts her limited prospects to rise through the social ranks from teenaged bawd to noblemen's courtesan to celebrated artist's model. Rich in historical detail, this novel offers authentic sea action and a rare peek into London's demimonde, where the lives of a beautiful courtesan and Britain's greatest naval hero collide.

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"A compelling read and a probing exposition of the workings of the British navy in the late 18th century."  —Edward Cline, author, The Sparrowhawk series

"Donachie has a masterful way of creating atmosphere and character . . . stunning impact."  —Kent Messenger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590130414
Publisher:
McBooks Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Nelson and Emma Trilogy Series , #1
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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David Donachie is an avowed lover of naval fiction with a stroke of mischief, and he has lately published a multivolume biographical novel about Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton. Writing as Tom Connery, he is the author of the popular Markham of the Marines novels. A Scot by birth, he lives in Deal on the Channel coast of England.

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