Westward Ho! (Paperback)Kingsley Charles (author)
Paperback 688 Pages / Published: 10/08/2009
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Beginning in the fictional seaport of Bideford Quay in Devon, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Kingsley's monumental novel follows the fortunes of Amyas Leigh, a young man who sets sail on a life of adventure on the high seas. After battling pirates and treasure-hunting in the Caribbean, and setting out to rescue his beloved Rose Salterne, Amyas joins Sir Francis Drake as he prepares to face England's greatest threat - the Spanish Armada. Packed with drama, excitement and romance "Westward Ho!" is a magnificent celebration of an age of exploration, discovery and conquest. More than this, however, the novel also draws parallels between Elizabethan England and mid-nineteenth century Britain, when many feared imminent invasion by the French under their Catholic emperor Louis Napoleon. Included is an insightful introduction by historical writer Malcolm Day.
Publisher: Birlinn General
Number of pages: 688
Weight: 558 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 41 mm
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