Pasha: Thomas Kydd 15

August 18, 2015|
Pasha: Thomas Kydd 15 by Julian Stockwin
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''Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line'' - Daily Express

An Admiralty summons to England cuts short Thomas Kydd''s service in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. While the crew of L''Aurore can look forward to liberty and prize money, a shadow hangs over their captain: the impending court martial of his one-time commander, Commodore Popham, who led a doomed attack on South America.

Following Nelson''s death two years earlier, England is in desperate need of heroes and Kydd''s Caribbean exploits are the talk of London. Feted by the king and a grateful country, Kydd is soon on detachment in a new and dangerous sphere of interest: the Dardanelles, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Black Sea and providing a route to India. The French have long coveted this route, knowing that it could be the key to toppling the British Empire in India. When they successfully whip up such strong anti-English sentiment that the British ambassador to Constantinople has to flee to L''Aurore, a deadly stand-off ensues.

Meanwhile Kydd''s closest friend, Nicholas Renzi, has assumed a new role that he can never make public. Sent under alias on a mission to Constantinople, Renzi must engineer a coup that will turn the tables on the French. But when he''s taken prisoner, only Kydd''s superb seamanship and sheer bravado can save the day.

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What readers are saying about PASHA

''The best Kydd yet'' - 5 stars

''This is Stockwin''s best'' - 5 stars

''A seafaring tale at its very best'' - 5 stars

''A wonderful yarn!'' - 5 stars

''Another brilliant book in the Thomas Kydd series'' - 5 stars

Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he served for eight years in the Far East, Antarctic waters and the South Seas. In Vietnam he saw active service in a carrier task force.After leaving...
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Title:Pasha: Thomas Kydd 15
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:400 pages, 7.88 X 5.12 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 7.88 X 5.12 X 1 in
Published:August 18, 2015
Publisher:Hodder
Language:English
ISBN - 13:9781444785418

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