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A divided command

Author: David Donachie
Publisher: Long Preston, North Yorkshire, England : Magna Large Print Books, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : [Large print edition]View all editions and formats
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The Mediterranean is proving dangerous waters for John Pearce and his Pelicans. Having left his lover Emily, who is also the wife of his mortal enemy Ralph Barclay, Pearce is detained in Naples. When he unknowingly delivers a letter promoting the shady and incompetent Admiral Hotham, Pearce finds himself entangled in a political plot that soon puts those closest to him at peril. Emily decides that there is no future  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sea stories
Large type books
Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Naval history
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Donachie
ISBN: 9780750539432 0750539437
OCLC Number: 881020142
Notes: Standard print edition originally published: London : Allison & Busby, 2013.
Description: 397 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: by David Donachie.

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The Mediterranean is proving dangerous waters for John Pearce and his Pelicans. Having left his lover Emily, who is also the wife of his mortal enemy Ralph Barclay, Pearce is detained in Naples. When he unknowingly delivers a letter promoting the shady and incompetent Admiral Hotham, Pearce finds himself entangled in a political plot that soon puts those closest to him at peril. Emily decides that there is no future with Pearce and leaves on the merchant ship, the Sandown Castle, while Pearce conveys private letters to Horatio Nelson. Meanwhile Ralph Barclay has learned of his wife's desertion and is on his way to recapture her.

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