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By the mast divided

Author: David Donachie
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print 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. The pressed men from the tavern 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Sea stories
Fiction
History
Naval history
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Donachie
ISBN: 0749083506 9780749083502
OCLC Number: 224057344
Description: 336 pages ; 23 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. The pressed men from the tavern 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.

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