A Fine Boy for Killing

by Jan Needle

October 1, 2000 | Trade Paperback

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Under sealed orders for a long, arduous voyage, Captain Daniel Swift dispenses shipboard law with an iron fist to forge an efficient crew from a ragged group of unwilling, inexperienced "volunteers."

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 in

Published: October 1, 2000

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0935526862

ISBN - 13: 9780935526868

Found in: Historical

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A Fine Boy for Killing

by Jan Needle

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.8 in

Published: October 1, 2000

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0935526862

ISBN - 13: 9780935526868

About the Book

Under sealed orders for a long, arduous voyage, Captain Daniel Swift must forge an efficient crew from a ragged group of old men, criminals, and young boys under his command, including his nephew and favorite, William Bentley.

From the Publisher

Under sealed orders for a long, arduous voyage, Captain Daniel Swift dispenses shipboard law with an iron fist to forge an efficient crew from a ragged group of unwilling, inexperienced "volunteers."

About the Author

Jan Needle, a native of Portsmouth, England, has had a lifelong interest in naval history. He is the author of four acclaimed novels under the pseudonym Frank Kippax, and also has a highly successful career as a TV scriptwriter and, under his own name, as a writer of award-winning children''s fiction.

Editorial Reviews

"Painfully authentic portrayal of naval life in the eighteenth century. A powerful story of lost humanity, its violent emotions and unremitting bleakness are shattering."  —Guardian