Kydd

Kydd

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
In the first volume of a new seafaring adventure series, Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker, is pressed into service in 1793 and sent to serve aboard the British Navy's Duke William at the height of conflict during the Napoleonic Wars. A first novel. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
It is 1793. Europe is ablaze with war. The British prime minister is under pressure to intimidate the French, and dispatches a Navy squadron to appear off the French coast. To man the ships, ordinary citizens must be press-ganged.
Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized and taken across country to be part of the crew of the ninety-eight-gun line-of-battle ship Duke William. The ship sails immediately and Kydd has to learn the harsh realities of shipboard life fast. Despite all he goes through, amid the dangers of tempest and battle, he comes to admire the skills and courage of his fellow seamen, taking up the challenge himself to become a true sailor and defender of Britain at war.

Baker
& Taylor

Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker, is pressed into service in 1793 and sent to serve aboard the British Navy's Duke William at the height of conflict during the Napoleonic Wars.

Simon and Schuster
It is 1793. Europe is ablaze with war. The British prime minister is under pressure to intimidate the French, and dispatches a Navy squadron to appear off the French coast. To man the ships, ordinary citizens must be press-ganged. Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized and taken across country to be part of the crew of the ninety-eight-gun line-of-battle ship Duke William. The ship sails immediately and Kydd has to learn the harsh realities of shipboard life fast. Despite all he goes through, amid the dangers of tempest and battle, he comes to admire the skills and courage of his fellow seamen, taking up the challenge himself to become a true sailor and defender of Britain at war. Kydd launches a masterly new writing talent and a thrilling new series. Based on dramatic real events, it is classic storytelling at its best, rich with action, exceptional characters, and a page-turning narrative.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2001
Series:
ISBN: 9780743214582
0743214587
Branch Call Number: F STO
Characteristics: 254 p. ; 23 cm

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