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Inhaltsangabe: It is 1843 and Captain Sir Nathaniel Drinkwater embarks on the paddle-steamer Vestal for an inspection of lighthouses on the west coast of England. Bowed with age and honours, the old sea-officer has been drawn from retirement on half-pay to fulful his public duty. The following day, tragedy strikes, and Drinkwater is confronted with his past life: his sins and follies, his triumphs and his disasters. Drawing on a true incident, Richard Woodman deftly concludes the career of his sea-hero. Both punctilious sea-officer and sympathetic libertarian, Drinkwater's complex character is revealed in its entirety. Far fom being the reminiscences of an old man, the novel skilfully weaves the past with the present; and the personal tensions below decks, the straining creak of a man-of-war under sail, the crack of cannon-shot and the plaintive mews of the trailing gulls are never far away. To the end, Nathaniel Drinkwater's life is full of incident and the unexpected, so typical of the sea-officers of his day...

Vom Verlag: *The 14th and last of the Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater novels.

*The series is now well established and the number of Drinkwater fans keeps growing with each new book.

*High level of current interest in Hornblower/Patrick O'Brian type sea adventure novels as evidenced by articles in PW, USA Today etc.

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Verlag: Magna Large Print Books (1999)
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Buchbeschreibung Magna Large Print Books, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. X-library / School book, first page missing. Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001301673

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