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Title: Man of War. England 1827 - Matthew Hervey Is Fighting For the Honour of the Light Dragoons
Description: London England, Bantam Press, 2007. First Edition, Binding: Cloth, Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 9780593053423 Hardback Hardback. First Edition. Captain Sir Laughton Peto, recently engaged to Matthew Harvey's sister, Elizabeth, has just taken command of HMS Prince Rupert, the only three-deck line-of-battle ship in commission. Ge is the proud master of a wooden fortress whose formidable firepower is the equal of Bonaparte's grand battery at Waterloo. But his passage to the Ionian - where Admiral Codrington is assembling an Angl-Russian-French fleet to evict the Turks from Greek waters - will not be smooth sailing. First he must exercise his crew, most of whom have not seen action before. he has also been entrusted with the safe passage to Malta of the admiral's youngest daughter. Six months on, and Matthew Hervey is in London recovering from another bout of malaria and the would from his battle with the Zulu. All is set fair for his marriage to the eminently suitable Lady lankester, and his subsequent return to active duty at the Cape. But trouble lies ahead as familial commitments clash with affairs of the heart, and Hervey finds himself emroiled in a military enquiry than can, at best, spell personal embarrassment, and that could result in public humiliations. As the cataclysmic battle of Navarino Bay looms ever closer for Peto and his crew, Hervey faces a crisis that could change both his life and his military career..349 pp.

Keywords: Fiction Line of Battle Ship Command Master Battle Light Dragoons 1827 9780593053423

Price: GBP 20.00 = appr. US$ 28.56 Seller: The London Bookworm
- Book number: 089740

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