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A hard, cruel shore : an Alan Lewrie naval adventure, Dewey Lambdin

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A hard, cruel shore : an Alan Lewrie naval adventure
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A hard, cruel shore
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an Alan Lewrie naval adventure
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Dewey Lambdin
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eng
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"Dewey Lambdin is the reigning master of maritime fiction, celebrated as the heir to Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester. For over twenty years, his devoted fans have followed the adventures of Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, from his days as a midshipmen to captain of his own ship and, though on somewhat dubious grounds, a baronetcy. 1809 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, RN, and his ship, HMS Sapphire. They've extracted the sick, cold survivors of Sir John Moore's army from disaster at Corunna, got hit by lightning while escorting the army to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast which may end Lewrie's active commission if a replacement can't be found or fashioned soon; Admiralty needs troopships, not slow, old 4th Rate two-deckers, so Lewrie must beg, borrow, steal, and gild the facts most glibly if he wishes to keep her and her skilled crew together. Just when he imagines he's succeeded, new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a wee squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne supply convoys off the treacherous North coast of Spain, better known as the "Costa da Morte," the Coast of Death, where the sea may be more dangerous to him and his ships than the French Navy! Basing out of newly-won Lisbon, where Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilh might move, he's sure of one thing: it's going to be a rocky year that, hopefully, doesn't involve wrecking on the rugged shores of Spain!"--
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1809 starts out badly for Captain Alan Lewrie, RN, and his ship, HMS Sapphire. They've extracted the sick, cold survivors of Sir John Moore's army from disaster at Corunna, got hit by lightning while escorting the army to England, and suffered a shattered mainmast which may end Lewrie's active commission if a replacement can't be found or fashioned soon; Admiralty needs troopships, not slow, old 4th Rate two-deckers, so Lewrie must beg, borrow, steal, and gild the facts most glibly if he wishes to keep her and her skilled crew together. Just when he imagines he's succeeded, new orders come appointing him a Commodore over a wee squadron assigned to prey upon French seaborne supply convoys off the treacherous North coast of Spain, better known as the "Costa da Morte," the Coast of Death, where the sea may be more dangerous to him and his ships than the French Navy! Basing out of newly-won Lisbon, where Lewrie hopes his mistress from Gibraltar, Maddalena Covilh might move, he's sure of one thing: it's going to be a rocky year that, hopefully, doesn't involve wrecking on the rugged shores of Spain!"--
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10469188
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Lambdin, Dewey
Dewey number
813/.54
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Alan Lewrie naval adventures
Series volume
22
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  • Lewrie, Alan (Fictitious character)
  • Ship captains
  • Great Britain
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Sea Stories
  • Lewrie, Alan (Fictitious character)
  • Ship captains
  • Great Britain
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adult
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an Alan Lewrie naval adventure
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A hard, cruel shore : an Alan Lewrie naval adventure, Dewey Lambdin
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ocn927438838
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250030092
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(hardcover)
Lccn
2015039020
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unmediated
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(OCoLC)927438838
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A hard, cruel shore : an Alan Lewrie naval adventure, Dewey Lambdin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn927438838
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781250030092
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015039020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)927438838

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