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Publishing Schedule

August, 2018
Halfhyde Goes to War, book no.13 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

September, 2018
The King's Commission, book no.3 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

September, 2018
Halfhyde on the Amazon, book no.14 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

October, 2018
The King's Privateer, book no.4 The Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures, by Dewey Lambdin

October, 2018
Halfhyde and the Admiral, book no.15 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

November, 2018
The Black Ring, book no.2 The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels, by William Westbrook

November, 2018
The Bermuda Privateer (PB), book no.1 The Nicholas Fallon Sea Novels, by William Westbrook

December, 2018
Halfhyde and the Fleet Review, book no.16 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan



Profile of C. Northcote Parkinson
C. Northcote Parkinson Cyril Northcote Parkinson pursued a distinguished academic career on both sides of the Atlantic and first became famous for "Parkinson's Law" — work expands to fill the time allotted to it. Parkinson wrote many books on British politics and economics. His first fictional effort, a "biography" of Horatio Hornblower, met with considerable acclaim and led to the Delancey series. C. Northcote Parkinson died in 1993.
The Richard Delancey Novels
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The Guernseyman
Richard Delancey, ranked a midshipman, sails for New York, but the American Revolution and hostilities between England and France send him back across the sea. See Details

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Devil to Pay
Delancey lands a secret mission that goes awry, but his success thwarting the high-stakes smugglers lands him in command of a private man-of-war. See Details

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The Fireship
Passed over for promotion after Camperdown, Delancey is mollified by command of the antiquated fireship Spitfire. See Details

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Touch and Go
With his Royal Navy commission in hand, Richard Delancey is posted to Gibraltar to command the sloop Merlin for convoy protection in the Mediterranean. See Details

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So Near So Far
Disturbing rumors circulate about Napoleon’s new weapons of war: steam-driven vessels, new explosive devices, and a secret weapon which can travel underwater. Delancey’s wildly unorthodox tactics defeat them all. See Details

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Dead Reckoning
The exciting conclusion to the Delancey series finds Captain Richard Delancey heading for the East Indies and a rendezvous with “Fabius”—the sadistic enemy agent who has eluded him for years. See Details

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The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower
Drawn from the Hornblower series as well as from Parkinson's knowledge of the Royal Navy, this classic biography of the popular fictional hero is a tribute to Forester's character. See Details

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