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The Resource Caribbee, by Julian Stockwin

Caribbee, by Julian Stockwin

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Caribbee
Title
Caribbee
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by Julian Stockwin
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Language
eng
Summary
More than a decade ago, Thomas Kydd and Nicholas Renzi were in the Caribbean as sailors before the mast in the old Trajan. Now Kydd, a storied hero of Trafalgar, holds the glory of being Post- captain of the 32-gun frigate, L'Aurore. His almost unbelievable feat of self-advancement is the toast of his own crew...but the envy of others less blessed than he. After unremitting war a Caribbean posting seems a welcome respite. But, in addition to the balmy warmth and turquoise waters, Kydd and Renzi find themselves facing a familiar threat as the French imperil Britain's vital sugar trade. When more and more merchantmen begin vanishing from the sea, fear spreads. Before long, the sugar ships refuse to set sail at all. Now Kydd and Renzi must embark on a dangerous game of espionage, seamanship and breath-taking action in order to destroy this new and terrible danger to the Empire. Carribbee is the 14th of Julian Stockwin's Thomas Kydd novels, the foremost and best-loved sea tales of our generation. It will appeal to Old Salts and lovers of rollicking historic adventure fiction alike
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"As the captain of a useful frigate, Kydd is claimed by the Leeward Islands station, exchanging the harsh situation in South America for the warmth and delights of the Caribbean. It's a sea change for Kydd, who revisits places and people that figured in his time as a young seaman. Some are nostalgic and pleasing, while others bring challenges of a personal nature. In Europe, Napoleon is triumphant on land, but so far away in the Caribbean, Kydd and the others feel secure and make the most of running downprizes and sending off fat convoys of sugar to England. But, in a stroke of genius, Bonaparte finds a way to take revenge for Trafalgar and shocks Kydd out of complacency when an element from his past returns and Kydd is accused of murder. In a stroke ofirony, it is that same past that may just provide Kydd the means to clear his name"--
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10401617
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NOV
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Stockwin, Julian
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Kydd novels
Series volume
0014
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  • Sea stories
  • Kydd, Thomas (Fictitious character)
  • Seafaring life
Target audience
adult
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a Kydd sea adventure
Label
Caribbee, by Julian Stockwin
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Publication
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volume
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text
Control code
000052117016
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
344 p. ; 24 cm.
Isbn
9781444712056
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(pbk.)
Label
Caribbee, by Julian Stockwin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052117016
Edition
Unabridged edition.
Extent
344 p. ; 24 cm.
Isbn
9781444712056
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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