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Tyger

Julian Stockwin
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Julian Stockwin

Unputdownable naval action from the master of the sea story - 'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world' GuardianThe greatest naval trial in the Georgian period is underway at Portsmouth with the court martial of Sir Home Popham, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd's commanding officer in the doomed occupation of Buenos Aires. Kydd has some sympathy for Popham's unauthorised action but his support for his former commander leaves him athwart some very influential people in the Admiralty. With his frigate L'Aurore unfit for sea, Kydd is given a commission that some hope will destroy his career. Tyger has recently mutinied but instead of having her company dispersed around the fleet as is customary, the ship is pressed into immediate service in the North Sea. Kydd faces a crew still under some malign influence.Enemies aboard and on the high seas are just the start of the problem. Soon he will have to take his untested and untrustworthy crew into the Baltic and there they will get entangled with Napoleon's invasion of Prussia. The stakes are desperate, the task seemingly impossible and the French implacable. But the only way for Kydd to avoid disgrace is to gamble his reputation and crew on a crazy mission to snatch a Prussian division out of the jaws of Napoleon's advancing army. Will he return home once more a hero, or himself face a court martial?

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Eleven Days

Lea Carpenter
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Lea Carpenter

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014'SUPERB', SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE, LONDON EVENING STANDARD BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2013Eleven Days is, at its heart, the story of a mother and a son.It begins in May 2011: Sara's son Jason has been missing for nine days in the aftermath of a special operations forces mission. Out of devotion to him, Sara has made herself knowledgeable about things military, but she knows nothing more about her son's disappearance than the press corps camped out in her driveway. In a series of flashbacks we learn about Jason's absentee father - a man who died, according to "insiders," helping to make the country safer - and Jason's decision to join the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis after 9/11 and enter into the toughest military training in the world: for the U.S. Naval Special Warfare's Navy SEAL Teams. Through letters Jason wrote his mother while training, we see him becoming a strong, compassionate leader. But his fate will be determined by events that fall outside the sphere of his training, and far outside the strong embrace of his mother's love. As well as a touching picture of the bond between a mother and a son this is a unique look into the training, history and culture of one of the world's elite forces. Page-turning and haunting, this is an astonishing debut which questions the very nature of sacrifice and love.

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The Restless Tide

Julia Bryant
Authors:
Julia Bryant
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Waiting for the Tide

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant
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The Water is Wide

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant
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Written on the Tide

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant
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The Spirit of Nelson Street

Julia Bryant
Authors:
Julia Bryant

Julia Bryant's novel captures the indomitable spirit of Portsmouth as the second world war shatters streets- and the lives of the women who live there.   With the threat of World War II hovering over Nelson Street, family and friendship have never been more important.   Rosie Forrest's grandmother always told her to 'live every minute' and that's exactly what she's doing. Rosie feels both excited at the opportunities before her and terrified of losing the people she loves. And when Blyth Vine walks back into her life, he complicates things even further.   Pearl Bunting has suffered months of abuse from her violent brother Kenny. Finally breaking free of his domination, Pearl makes a new life for herself. But Kenny is still out there, and has freedom has its price...   When the bombs start falling Rosie and all who live on Nelson Street are determined to preserve the Portsea way of life, no matter what the cost.

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Borne on the Tide

Julia Bryant
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Julia Bryant
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Artemis

Julian Stockwin
Authors:
Julian Stockwin

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

Julia O'Sullivan

Julia Bryant was born in Portsmouth: her step-father and husband both served in the Navy. She trained as a nurse, then after her three children grew up, earned an honours B.A. in English and history. She and her husband now live in Portsmouth once more. Visit her website at www.juliabryant-online.com.

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