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Titre : Tenacious
Éditeur : Hodder & Stoughton, London
Date d'édition : 2005
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : As New
Etat de la jaquette : As New
Signé : Signed by Author
Edition : First Edition
Not price clipped and without inscriptions. First Printing in protected wrapper. Limited to 1000 copies with embosed stamp. SIGNED by Author on title page without dedication. N° de réf. du libraire 19199
Synopsis : This book finds Thomas Kydd aboard Tenacious, part of a small squadron commanded by Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. Its mission is to scour the Mediterranean and locate Napoleon and his army. Kydd's newly fired ambition leads him to volunteer for shore service in the capture of Minorca. Later, he faces the great ships-of-the-line at the Battle of the Nile as the British take on the French in a no-holds-barred struggle for supremacy in southern waters. But there is one more test to come: the Siege of Acre, where Kydd and a handful of British seamen under the command of Sir Sidney Smith face an army of thirteen thousand!
Note de l'auteur: The more I researched for this book, the more I came to believe that it was not Trafalgar that was Nelson?s finest hour ? to my mind that came seven years earlier, in the shallow, sandy waters of Aboukir Bay, off the coast of Alexandria ? at the Battle of the Nile ? and an engagement which is central to this book. Tom Kydd actually meets his great hero Lord Nelson and is eye witness to his tumultuous welcome at Naples after the great victory. It is always a challenge for a writer to deal with real characters from history but no historical fiction writer dealing with the great age of sail can ignore Nelson. It was with some humility that I wrote my brief pen portrait, and I trust it gives some small insights into both the seamanship and the humanity of the man.
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