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January, 2019
Halfhyde and the Fleet Review, book no.16 The Halfhyde Adventures, by Philip McCutchan

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Halfhyde Goes to War

Halfhyde Goes to War

Philip McCutchan

The ill-fated gold bullion Halfyde inadvertently brought to South Africa in Halfhyde and the Chain Gangs is destined to play a further part in his turbulent career. The Boer War is dragging into a series of seemingly interminable sieges and the British army is floundering on unfamiliar terrain against the cunning of the Boer farmers. See Details

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Halfhyde on the Amazon

Halfhyde on the Amazon

Philip McCutchan

St Vincent Halfhyde, commanding the steamer Taronga Park, leaves Liverpool for the Amazon with a British diplomat on a mission to Brazil, where the German Emperor is believed to be establishing a naval base. The voyage is plagued with clashes of personalities, bad weather . . . and murder. See Details

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Halfhyde and the Admiral

Halfhyde and the Admiral

Philip McCutchan

As the age of the sailing ship is drawing to a close, Lieutenant St. Vincent Halfhyde takes on the task of transporting to Chile a vain foreign officer, a meek Church cleric, a bombastic widow, an uptight Scotland Yard inspector, and a querulous British loudmouth Admiral in service with the Chileans. See Details

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Halfhyde and the Fleet Review

Halfhyde and the Fleet Review

Philip McCutchan

Chilean terrorists threaten the Queen's diamond jubilee.

"Subplots include Watkiss's plan for a Salvation Navy, the assault of the admiral's grim, widowed sister on a bachelor clergyman, and Victoria Penn's assault on anyone who crosses her path. Less action than usual for Halfhyde, but quite a lot of Victorian amusement for genteel armchair sailors. The Queen, of course, is not amused."—Kirkus Reviews See Details

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