The Unquiet Gods

byPeter Padfield

Paperback | November 18, 2014

The Unquiet Gods by Peter Padfield
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'A bright new star rises on the ocean waves.'
Sunday Telegraph

Lieutenant Guy Greville of HMS Dulcinea and the corvette's diehard sailing captain, the Earl of Saxmundham, who cannot abide engines or engineers, were last met off East Africa in The Lion's Claw.

Here they sail into a deeper mystery: arriving in Bombay, commercial capital of British India in the 1890s, they learn that one of the ships on the station, HMS Curlew, has disappeared without trace.

Greville meets the seductive wife of her captain and is smitten. Talking to her of her husband he gains the impression that the ship's disappearance may not be accidental, and the search for the Curlew becomes an intellectual and emotional quest leading Greville via the profundities of Buddhist thought and chases at sea to the jungle-grown temples of the 'lost cities' of nineteenth century Ceylon.

This is a story told with all the pace and descriptive power that distinguishes the work of Peter Padfield.

'Crisp action in a lush setting' Sunday Telegraph
Peter Padfield is a leading naval historian and biographer. His first major book, The Titanic and the Californian defended the captain of the Californian from the charge of not going to Titanic's rescue. His biography of the U-boat admiral, Karl Dönitz, led him to a portrayal of submarine warfare in War Beneath the Sea, and to biograph...
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Title:The Unquiet GodsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:436 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 0.89 inShipping dimensions:436 pages, 7.81 X 5.06 X 0.89 inPublished:November 18, 2014Publisher:Thistle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:191019834X

ISBN - 13:9781910198346

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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