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    • ISBN:9781848947337
    • Publication date:11 Dec 2009

Artemis

Thomas Kydd 2

By Julian Stockwin

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The second in the exciting naval adventure series, following the life of Thomas Paine Kydd at sea. Artemis is based on dramatic real events and is classic storytelling at its very best.

'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world' - Guardian

In the great age of fighting sail, life ranging the seas for prey and prize money in the crack frigate HMS Artemis is fast and exciting.

Now a true Jack Tar, Kydd sails into Portsmouth Harbour and a hero's welcome after a ferocious battle against the French. However his jubilation is cut short when a family matter threatens to take him from the life he has grown to love; he must return to Guildford.

But the sea beckons irresistibly and Kydd manages to ship out again in his beloved Artemis - a voyage that will take him to the fabled East and present him with fierce challenges, both personal and physical. Finally homeward bound, he faces death itself in the cruel waters of the Great Southern Ocean.

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What readers are saying about ARTEMIS

'Fast and furious' - 5 stars

'Superb' - 5 stars

'I simply could not put it down' - 5 stars

'Never fails to entertain!' - 5 stars

'A great read for all who love the world of wooden ships when the Royal Navy ruled the seven seas' - 5 stars

Biographical Notes

Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before
transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he served for eight years in the Far East, Antarctic waters and the South Seas. In Vietnam he saw active service in a carrier task force.

After leaving the Navy (rated Petty Officer), Julian practised as an educational psychologist. He lived for some time in Hong Kong, where he was commissioned into the Royal Naval Reserve. He was awarded the MBE and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy. More information can be found on his website at
www.JulianStockwin.com.

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  • ISBN: 9780340837825
  • Publication date: 11 Oct 2004
  • Page count: 480
  • Imprint: Hodder Paperbacks

Praise for KYDD:
'I was soon turning over the pages almost indecently fast... Roll on, the promised adventures of Kydd and Renzi.'

Gripping...Rich in action and full of interesting characters, this thrilling novel leaves you in awe of the 18th-century seaman.
With Kydd, Julian Stockwin quickly signals that he is an innovative and accomplished fresh talent in the field, with a complex and richly drawn hero at the centre of an intelligently structured narrative.
Stockwin paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line... the harsh naval discipline, the rancid food, and the skill of the common sailor are all skilfully evoked.
The vantage point of the common sailor gives the nautical novel a fresh twist. In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world.
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