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October, 2017
Inferno (Paperback), book no.17 The Kydd Sea Adventures (Trade Pbk), by Julian Stockwin

November, 2017
Halfhyde and the Flag Captain, book no.7 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

December, 2017
Halfhyde on the Yangtze, book no.8 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan



A Dawn Like Thunder
Burmese Coast, 1944 . . . After four years, the tide of war is turning in North Africa and Europe. The conflict in Southeast Asia, however, has reached new heights of savagery. The Special Operations mission off the Burmese coast requires volunteers. Both men with nothing to live for as well as men with everything to lose. See Details

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Send a Gunboat
The orders from the Admiralty to the Captain were explicit. He was to take his ship to the small island of Santu, which lay under threat of invasion from the Communist mainland of China, and evacuate the British colony there. See Details

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Winged Escort
As the grim years of the Second World War go by, the destruction of Allied shipping mounts. Out of the terrible loss of men and ships, the escort carrier is born. They were typically half the length and a third the displacement of larger fleet carriers. While they were slower, carried fewer planes and were less well armed and armored, escort carriers were cheaper and could be built quickly, which was their principal advantage. See Details

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The Yarn of Old Harbour Town
A sea captain's search for his kidnapped daughter is the basis of this exciting novel. See Details

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The Wreck of the Grosvenor
Mild second mate Mr. Royle is the hero of this novel about shipwreck and mutiny. See Details

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Captain Blood
Peter Blood, a physician, treated wounded rebels and was arrested, barely escaping the gallows. He then turned to an adventurous life of a Robin Hood-like pirate. See Details

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Museum of Human Beings (HC)
A Shoshone woman, Sacagawea, leads Lewis and Clark to the Pacific. On her back is her son, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, --a child caught between two worlds. As a man, Baptiste must travel into the heart of the American wilderness, and into the depths of his mother's soul, on an epic quest for identity. See Details

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Museum of Human Beings (PB)
A Shoshone woman, Sacagawea, leads Lewis and Clark to the Pacific. On her back is her son, Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, --a child caught between two worlds. As an adult, Baptiste must travel into the heart of the American wilderness, and into the depths of his mother's soul, on an epic quest for identity.

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Tom Cringle's Log
In the Caribbean, Tom Cringle works up the ranks quickly in the navy, from midshipman at age 13, to command of the Wasp. See Details

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Porto Bello Gold
This exciting story is a "prequel" to R.L. Stevenson's Treasure Island featuring the well-known pirates from the classic tale. See Details

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Kydd
Europe is ablaze with war. Young Thomas Kydd, a wig-maker from Guildford, is pressed aboard the Duke William. Kydd learns the harsh realities of shipboard life fast, becoming a true sailor and defender of Britain. See Details

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Artemis
Kydd and shipmate Nicholas Renzi sail to the Far East. Together they face shipwreck, mutiny, and a confrontation with a mighty French frigate. See Details

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Seaflower
Kydd has returned with evidence for the court-martial of the sole surviving officer of the Artemis, but soon finds himself shipped to the Caribbean instead. There, he and Renzi face the fury of sea and battle one more time! See Details

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Mutiny
The Nore mutiny--as a loyal servant of the King, Kydd is expected to turn against his friends. He must find a way to save himself and his fellow sailors. See Details

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Quarterdeck
Kydd must pass a tough exam for his lieutenancy. Then, in Colonial waters, he becomes emeshed in the birth of the American Navy and must use all his seamanship to thwart the enemy. See Details

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Tenacious
Lieutenant Thomas Kydd takes his place upon the quarterdeck, as part of a squadron commanded by Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. Their mission is to scour the Mediterranean and locate Napoleon and his army. See Details

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Command
Thomas Kydd takes command of the brig-sloop Teazer and races to make her battle-ready. When peace is declared the young captain agrees to transport convicts to Australia to make ends meet. At the ends of the earth, he must prove his seamanship and humanity against the odds. See Details

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The Admiral's Daughter
Kydd is back in command of his beloved Teazer. After a mission to the cost of France, he takes on smugglers, privateers and treacherous seas in home waters, while a growing attachment to the admiral's daughter promises to bring him everything he desires. See Details

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The Privateer's Revenge
Facing a grim future, Thomas Kydd has been framed and unfairly dismissed from his ship. He and Renzi struggle to survive in Guernsey while they attempt to clear Kydd's name.

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Invasion
Rumors fly of Napoleon's planned invasion of England, and Kydd must help American Robert Fulton with his latest creations. Fulton has invented the submarine and the torpedo--weapons of mass destruction that will change the way war is waged on the seas forever. See Details

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