The five horseshoes, is sure to appeal to fans of Tom Sharpe, his debut novel in the Animal Man series, Alexander McCall Smith, PG Wodehouse and Evelyn Waugh. England. Lieutenant oliver anson, a distant relative of the illustrious circumnavigator George Anson and the younger son of a Kent clergyman, led the raid bidding to capture the gun brig Égalité hiding in a small Normandy harbour.
. It is, however, far from plain sailing for the prisoners to escape from behind enemy lines and get back across the Channel. And the resourceful and ambitious Anson is then dealt a hammer blow by the admiralty when he is later denied a new sea-going appointment. Only – and despite official newspaper reports to the contrary – the less-than-god-fearing Anson turns out not to be dead at all but very much alive, and stuns even fellow seamen with his miraculous resurrection.
The Normandy Privateer: The first thrilling naval adventure with Lieutenant Oliver Anson #ad - The family of a young royal navy officer killed in action on a mission to capture a French privateer in 1798 install a memorial tablet in their church to commemorate his life and service to King and country. But when it all goes wrong, anson is felled by a musket ball in the head and is among the dead and wounded left ashore after his shipmates seek the refuge of their ship HMS Phryne.
Instead his future is to be an unattractive-looking, land-based role with the Sea Fencibles – tasked with foiling any potential French invasion attempt along the Kent coastline.
Dead Man's Island: A Lieutenant Oliver Anson ThrillerIndependently published #ad - With promises that the full picture shall soon reveal itself, the lieutenant embarks once more. David mcdine, is a former admiralty information officer, OBE, Royal Navy Reserve officer and Deputy Lieutenant of Kent, and the author of Unconquered: The Story of Kent and its Lieutenancy. Moreover, the commodore has implied that there may be a clandestine nature to Anson’s new duties.
. Dead man’s island in the rain was as God-forsaken a place as you could find anywhere on earth. Forgoing any explanation, Anson is required to witness the funeral of a Frenchman from a hulk. Following the successful capture of the Normandy privateer Égalité, Lieutenant Oliver Anson is appointed by Commodore Home Popham to command the Seagate Sea Fencibles.
Dead Man's Island: A Lieutenant Oliver Anson Thriller #ad - Hoping that captain matthew wills will be able to provide some explanation as to his being there, Anson is only further mystified when Wills arranges for the Lieutenant to visit the hulk of the officer whose funeral he has just attended. He also wrote the normandy privateer, another naval adventure featuring Lieutenant Oliver Anson, and the series prequel Strike the Red Flag.
However, when the commodore summons Anson to Dead Man’s Island, it is to find the Commodore absent.
The Colonial Post-Captain: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval AdventuresIndependently published #ad - As the clouds of war gather, carlisle’s small frigate — Fury — is ordered to Toulon on a reconnaissance mission. Carlisle and holbrooke are witnesses to the inconclusive sea-battle which leads to the loss of Minorca and engage in a thrilling and bloody final encounter with the French frigate. The colonial post-captain is the first in a planned series of novels that will follow Carlisle and Holbrooke through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American colonies in the 1760s.
He will negotiate some interesting loyalty issues when British policy and colonial restlessness lead inexorably to the American Revolution. Can carlisle solve this mystery and protect Chiara?Fury shadows the French fleet as it sails from Toulon and reveals its true destination. The western Mediterranean, 1756.
The Colonial Post-Captain: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures #ad - His attitude changes as he experiences combat and personal danger, pursued across the Mediterranean by a Tunisian corsair who appears determined to abduct her, but can he persuade his captain that he has turned the corner? And can he achieve that vital promotion to commissioned status?And then there is the beautiful Chiara Angelini, yet reluctant to shed blood.
Edward carlisle is a near-contemporary and colonial neighbour of the founding fathers of American independence. How can a penniless second son from virginia overcome these crippling deficiencies?George Holbrooke, Carlisle’s reluctant master’s mate, cannot disguise his lack of enthusiasm for the tedium of the peacetime navy.
An uneasy peace is about to be shattered as france’s greatest living general prepares an invasion force in Toulon; but where is it bound?Captain Carlisle hails from Virginia, a loyal colony of the British Crown. If battling the winter weather in the gulf of Lions is not a sufficient challenge, Carlisle must also juggle the delicate diplomatic issues in this period of pre-war tension while contending with an increasingly belligerent French frigate.
The Cursed Fortress: The Fifth Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval AdventuresIndependently published #ad - The french called it La Forteresse Maudite, the Cursed Fortress. Louisbourg stood at the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Lawrence, massive and impregnable, a permanent provocation to the British colonies. It was canada’s first line of defence, guarding the approaches to Quebec, from where all New France lay open to invasion.
Battling fog, and with a constant worry about the wife he left behind in Virginia, hail, frost and snow, suffering scurvy and fevers, rain, Carlisle will face his greatest test of leadership and character yet. The cursed fortress is the fifth of the Carlisle & Holbrooke naval adventures. It had to fall before a British fleet could be sent up the St.
The Cursed Fortress: The Fifth Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures #ad - The series follows the two men through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American colonies in the 1760s. Otherwise, there would be no resupply and no line of retreat; Canada would become the graveyard of George II’s navy. A failed attempt on louisbourg in 1757 had only stiffened the government’s resolve; the Cursed Fortress must fall in 1758.
Captain carlisle’s frigate joins the blockade of Louisbourg before winter’s icy grip has eased.
The Leeward Islands Squadron: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval AdventuresIndependently published #ad - The series will record the exploits of the two men through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American colonies in the 1760s. Carlisle must confront the challenges of higher command as he leads the squadron back into battle to accomplish the Admiralty’s orders.
Join carlisle and holbrooke as they attack shore fortifications, engage in ship-on-ship duels and deal with mutiny in the West Indies. The leeward islands squadron follows The Colonial Post-Captain as the second of the Carlisle and Holbrooke novels. Their new frigate Medina has orders to join a squadron commanded by a terminally ill commodore.
The Leeward Islands Squadron: A Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle and Holbrooke Naval Adventures #ad - In late 1756, as the british government collapses in the aftermath of the loss of Minorca and the country and navy are thrown into political chaos, a small force of ships is sent to the West Indies to reinforce the Leeward Islands Squadron. Captain edward carlisle, a native of Virginia, and his first lieutenant George Holbrooke are fresh from the Mediterranean and their capture of a powerful French man-of-war.
Their mission: a near-suicidal assault on a strong Caribbean island fortress.
The Jamaica Station: The Third Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval AdventuresIndependently published #ad - It is 1757, and the british navy is regrouping from a slow start to the seven years war. A spanish colonial governor and his family are pursued through the Caribbean by a pair of mysterious ships from the Dutch island of St. Are the dutchmen operating under a letter of marque or are they pirates, and why are they hunting the Spaniard? Only the diplomatic skills of Carlisle’s aristocratic wife, Lady Chiara, can solve the puzzle.
When carlisle is injured, the young Holbrooke must grow up quickly. The british frigate medina rescues the governor from his hurricane-wrecked ship, leading Captain Edward Carlisle and his first lieutenant George Holbrooke into a web of intrigue and half-truths. Under his leadership, medina takes part in a one-sided battle with the French that will influence a young Horatio Nelson to choose the navy as a career.
The Jamaica Station: The Third Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures #ad - The jamaica squadron follows the colonial Post-Captain and The Leeward Islands Squadron as the third of the Carlisle and Holbrooke naval adventures. The series will record the exploits of the two men through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American colonies in the 1760s.
Holbrooke's Tide: The Fourth Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval AdventuresIndependently published #ad - The series follows the exploits of the two men through the Seven Years War and into the period of turbulent relations between Britain and her American colonies in the 1760s. With their supply line cut, they are in danger of being isolated when the French army is forced to retreat in the face of the new Prussian-led army that is gathering on the Elbe.
He is under orders to survey and blockade the approaches to Emden in advance of the arrival of a British squadron. It is 1758 and the Seven Years War is at its height. The duke of cumberland’s hanoverian army has been pushed back to the river Elbe while the French are using the medieval fortified city of Emden to resupply their army and to anchor its left flank.
Holbrooke's Tide: The Fourth Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventure Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures #ad - George holbrooke has recently returned from the Jamaica Station in command of a sloop-of-war. The french garrison and their Austrian allies are nervous. Can the french be bluffed out of emden? is this Holbrooke’s flood tide that will lead to his next promotion?Holbrooke’s Tide is the fourth of the Carlisle & Holbrooke naval adventures.
The Captain's Nephew Alexander ClayPenmore Press LLC #ad - Only then might high society recognize his achievements--and allow him to ask for the hand of Lydia Browning, the woman who loves him regardless of his station. First lieutenant alexander Clay of the Agrius is self-made, clever, and ready for the new age. But the old world, dominated by patronage, retains a tight hold on advancement.
Ill-conceived expeditions ashore, hunts for privateers in treacherous fog, and a desperate chase across the Atlantic are only some of the challenges he faces. He must endeavor to bring his ship and crew through a series of adventures stretching from the bleak coast of Flanders to the warm waters of the Caribbean.
The Captain's Nephew Alexander Clay #ad - Though clay has proven himself many times over, Captain Percy Follett is determined to promote his own nephew. After a century of war, and imperial conquests, revolutions, 1790s Europe is still embroiled in a battle for control of the sea and colonies. Before clay finds a way to receive due credit for his exploits, he'll first need to survive them.
Tall ships navigate familiar and foreign waters, and ambitious young men without rank or status seek their futures in Naval commands.
Much Ado About Lewrie: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure Alan Lewrie Naval AdventuresSt. Martin's Press #ad - Lewrie spends time with his wife Jessica, helps his son Hugh find a new ship, and happily marries off Charlotte. For over twenty years, though on somewhat dubious grounds, from his days as a midshipmen to captain of his own ship and, Royal Navy, his devoted fans have followed the adventures of Alan Lewrie, a baronetcy.
Lewrie is grounded, put on half-pay, and his crew disperses to look for new positions. It's late autumn, and being ashore is heavenly, after a time. There's never a dull moment for Lewrie. Dewey lambdin is the reigning master of maritime fiction, celebrated as the heir to Patrick O'Brian and C. S. The twenty-fifth novel in dewey lambdin's beloved series of historical naval adventure Lewrie loses his ship and his command when he receives news that Vigilance must return to England to be decommissioned and turned over to the dockyards for a complete refit.
Much Ado About Lewrie: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures #ad - Life onshore is quiet until lewrie finds himself once again in the headlines of the city papers after discovering a dognapping gang and uncovering stolen Bisquits and Rembrants. Forester. The headlines should be positive, but soon the tides turn against Lewrie once again.
Sealed Orders The Fighting Sail Series Volume 11Old Salt Press #ad - With news of victory at trafalgar still fresh, Thomas King, HMS Hare arrives in England carrying details of yet another British naval success although the prospects for her captain, are less encouraging. Hare's hull requires attention and dockyard facilities are already overstretched while, if she were sent for refit, he would be unlikely to retain her command.
Facing enemies that range from french privateers to powerful battle fleets, extremes of weather and the unpredictable behaviour of their Commander-in-Chief, the men of HMS Hare learn as much about themselves as any distant adversary and discover who their friends truly are. Then a face from the past brings hope and King finds himself despatched on an urgent deep-sea mission so secret only sealed orders will reveal the final objective.