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Command

Command

‘Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line’ – Daily Express

Thrilled at his first command, a little brig sloop called Teazer, Thomas Kydd must race to bring his ship to battle readiness – he is desperately needed to defend Malta against Barbary corsairs, ferocious privateers and the French who are frantically trying to rescue the remnants of their army in the Levant.

But his jubilation does not last long – peace is suddenly declared and Kydd is left ashore on half pay.

A rare chance gives him the opportunity to once again go to sea. He sets sail as captain of a convict transport for the penal colony in New South Wales – and challenges that will test both his seamanship and humanity to the limit.

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What readers are saying about COMMAND

‘Well done Julian for what is becoming a real tour de force‘ – 5 stars

‘Julian Stockwin has a superb way of writing bringing the way of life aboard ship to the reader’ – 5 stars

‘Another really excellent sea yarn from Julian Stockwin’ – 5 stars

‘Excellent in all respects’ – 5 stars

‘Another great book written by the master of suspense’ – 5 stars
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 11th December 2009

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781848947344

Reviews

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.
<i>Daily Express</i> on KYDD
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.
<i>Daily Express</i> on KYDD
I was soon turning the pages almost indecently fast ... Roll on, the promised adventures of Kydd and Renzi.
<i>Independent</i> on KYDD
In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world.
<i>Guardian</i> on KYDD
The appeal of the story is in the telling, which is atmospheric, authentic ... The author had a long career in the Royal Navy, which adds to his prose that extra dash of salty realism.
<i>Publishing News</i> on MUTINY
In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world.
<i>Guardian</i> on KYDD
The appeal of the story is in the telling, which is atmospheric, authentic ... The author had a long career in the Royal Navy, which adds to his prose that extra dash of salty realism.
<i>Publishing News</i> on MUTINY
I was soon turning the pages almost indecently fast ... Roll on, the promised adventures of Kydd and Renzi.
<i>Independent</i> on KYDD