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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’ (Guardian)

November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd must sail to Lisbon to aid the Portuguese Royal Family’s evacuation in the face of Napoleon’s ruthless advance through Iberia. In the chaos of the threatened city an old passion is reawakened when he meets Persephone Lockwood, a beautiful and determined admiral’s daughter from his past.

But the Royal Family’s destination is Brazil, Perspehone’s England, and it seems Kydd’s chance has gone again. Only later he discovers Persephone has another suitor – and that, if he wants to win her hand, he must enter the highest echelons of London society.

Mixing with aristocracy and royalty brings other responsibilities. The Prince of Wales asks him to take temporary command of the Royal Yacht. Sailing to Yarmouth, Kydd realises they are being stalked by French privateers. The terrible threat of a prince of the blood being captured sees Kydd call on daring seamanship of the highest order.

(P)2017 Hodder & Stoughton
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 18th May 2017

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781473642522


Fans of fast-paced adventure will get their fill with this book.
Historical Naval Society on <i>The Admiral's Daughter</i>
Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line
Daily Express
More historically accurate than the Patrick O'Brian series
Royal Navy Sailing Association journal on the KYDD series
This heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail
<i>Nautical Magazine</i> on VICTORY
PERSEPHONE is another shining milepost for Captain Thomas Kydd and his creator, Julian Stockwin.