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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



Classics of Nautical Fiction
This is a collection of eleven books that were written by masters and pioneers of the genre: Captain Frederick Marryat, W. Clark Russell, Rafael Sabatini, Michael Scott, and AD Howden Smith.

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Frank Mildmay or The Naval Officer
Frank Mildmay or The Naval Officer
Frank Mildmay is a seducer of pretty girls on land and a sailor of bravado and adventure on the seas. See Details

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The King's Own
The King's Own
Our young hero, William Seymour, grows up on a Royal Navy ship, later becoming part of the crew of a smuggler. See Details

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Newton Forster OR The Merchant Service
Newton Forster OR The Merchant Service
Newton Forster is pressed into the Navy and serves on a merchant vessel bound for Asia, experiencing adventures involving murder, pirates, treachery, and romance. See Details

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Mr Midshipman Easy
Mr Midshipman Easy
Set sail with Midshipman Jack Easy, the original nautical hero, as he embarks on a career in the Royal Navy, full of spine-tingling danger, outrageous adventure and humorous goings on. See Details

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Snarleyyow or The Dog Fiend
Snarleyyow or The Dog Fiend
The "indestructible" dog, Snarleyyow, helps his master, Lt. Cornelius Vanslyperken, hunt smugglers in the English Channel. See Details

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The Privateersman
The Privateersman
Follow the compelling exploits of Alexander Musgrave, a privateer-turned-adventurer, as he sails around the world,finding danger and excitement—and, in the end, romance. See Details

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The Yarn of Old Harbour Town
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
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
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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Tom Cringle's Log
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
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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