Victory: Thomas Kydd 11 (Paperback)Julian Stockwin (author)
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Commander Thomas Kydd is eager to play his part in thwarting Bonaparte's plans for the invasion of England.
Joining Admiral Nelson's command, Kydd and his ship soon find themselves at the heart of the action that leads up to the greatest sea battle in history: Trafalgar.
Kydd's journey takes him from false sightings of the enemy and dramatic chases across the Atlantic, to the bloody annihilation of the enemy during the actual battle, and the heroic aftermath.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 24 mm
Well-written mixture of high-seas adventure and character-based drama . . . impossible not to enjoy * Booklist *
Written with authoritative detail by a gifted storyteller who is passionate about the Great Age of Sail. * Western Morning News *
Stockwin's descriptions of the bloody reality of naval combat 200 years ago are memorably vivid, and reveal a profound respect for the seamen who were willing to sacrifice their lives to help save their country. * Yorkshire Evening Post *
More historically accurate than the Patrick O'Brian series * Royal Navy Sailing Association journal on the KYDD series *
This heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail. The author closely follows historical record, taking readers into the world-defining events of 1805. * Nautical Magazine *
The full-blooded seagoing adventures of Commander Thomas Kydd reach another thrilling chapter. * Peterborough Evening Telegraph *
This latest book is as fresh as the first to be published . . . takes forward the careers of his two heroes in such a natural way that they feel to be a genuine part of history, interacting with the real story of Nelson, Trafalgar and Victory. * Firetrench *
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