Dudley Bernard Egerton Pope was born in 1925 into an ancient Cornish seafaring family. He joined the Merchant Navy at the age of sixteen and spent much of his early life at sea. He was torpedoed during the Second World War and his resulting spinal injuries plagues him for the rest of his life. Towards the end of the war he turned to jouralism becoming the Naval and Defence Correspondent for the London Evening News. Encouraged by Hornblower creator CS Forester, he began writing fiction using his own experiences in the Navy and his extensive historical reseacrh as a basis. In 1965 he wrote 'Ramage', the first of his highly successful series of novels following the exploits of the heroic Lord Nicholas Ramage during the Napoleonic Wars. He continued to live aboard boats whenever possible and this was where he wrote the majority of his novels. Dudley Pope died in 1997 aged seventy one. 'The first and still favourite rival to Hornblower' - Daily MirrorPrésentation de l'éditeur :
It is February 1942 and the war in the Atlantic looks grim for the Allied convoys. The 'Great Blackout' has started, leaving the spy centre of Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire at a loss as to what the Nazis are planning. U-boat Command has changed the Hydra cipher. The Enigma cannot be broken. Cipher experts can no longer eavesdrop on Nazi command, which leaves convoys open for attack by packs of marauding Nazi submarines. Winning the Battle of the Atlantic will surely give Hitler a final victory. And who can stop him?
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Description du livre Book Club associates, 1984. État : Good. Reprint. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP63123352
Description du livre Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd 01/11/1983, 1983. État : Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. N° de réf. du libraire 9053-9780436377440
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Description du livre Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1983. Hardcover. État : Good. Decoy (Alison Press Books) This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. N° de réf. du libraire 9053-9780436377440
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Description du livre SECKER & WARBURG, 1983. Hardcover. État : Acceptable. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000927513
Description du livre Book Club Associates, 1984. État : Fair. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. N° de réf. du libraire 4058891
Description du livre BCA First VG/VG edgewear 265pp 8 x 6 410g, 1984. The gripping story of the battle of the ciphers, a story that moves from quiet Buckinhamshire to war in the Atlantic, to Donitz's headquarters and to the indomitable Churchill and No 10 Downing Street. N° de réf. du libraire 23992
Description du livre London: Secker & Warburg, 1983, 1983. Hard Cover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First Edition. 1st Edition. Fine/Fine. (a lovely copy as new). Non price clipped. N° de réf. du libraire 17
Description du livre Alison Press Book/Secker & Warburg, 1983. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. Decoy by Dudley Pope. 1983. Hardback. UK first edition. Jacket in very good condition has not been price clipped. Clean throughout. Bookseller Inventory #HFB000742. N° de réf. du libraire 000742