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By the mast divided

Author: David Donachie
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"London 1793: Young firebrand John Pearce is illegally press-ganged from the refuge of the Pelican tavern to a brutal life aboard HMS Brilliant, a frigate on its way to war. In his first few days Pearce discovers the Navy is a world in which he can prosper. But he is not alone; he is drawn to a group of men--fly Charlie Taverner; quiet Ben Walker; tired old Abel Scrivens; the bairn of the group, Rufus Dommet; the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sea stories
Fiction
History
Naval history
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Donachie
ISBN: 0749082607 9780749082604
OCLC Number: 60611160
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: 352 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: David Donachie.

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"London 1793: Young firebrand John Pearce is illegally press-ganged from the refuge of the Pelican tavern to a brutal life aboard HMS Brilliant, a frigate on its way to war. In his first few days Pearce discovers the Navy is a world in which he can prosper. But he is not alone; he is drawn to a group of men--fly Charlie Taverner; quiet Ben Walker; tired old Abel Scrivens; the bairn of the group, Rufus Dommet; the droll, tough Irish labourer, Michael O'Hagan; and the bumptious Gherson--pressed men like him, who eventually form an exclusive gun crew, the Pelicans, with Pearce their elected leader. During an action-packed two weeks, as HMS Brilliant chases a French privateer across the English Channel, this disparate group of men form friendships that will last a lifetime."--P. [4] of cover.

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