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The Resource Maria and the admiral, Rachel Billington

Maria and the admiral, Rachel Billington

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Maria and the admiral
Title
Maria and the admiral
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Rachel Billington
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Language
eng
Summary
Valparaiso, June 1822. Thomas Cochrane has led the Chilean fleet to victory, and as the news spreads of the country's independence from Spain, a British woman, Maria Graham, watches from her house near Valparaiso Bay. A vivacious and clever young widow, her first thought as she contemplates her compatriot's arrival is that her loneliness has come to an end. Lauded in the press, and admired by Napoleon, Cochrane had long been at odds with the Admiralty, who failed to subdue his outspoken independence. In Maria Graham he meets a woman whose intelligence and spirit of adventure match his own. Based on a true story, MARIA AND THE ADMIRAL vividly imagines the intensity of Maria and Thomas's first meeting and their parting in Rio de Janeiro 10 months later, in March 1823. Against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful and remote cities on earth, caught between the Pacific and the snow-capped Andes, this is the story of two exceptional people whose lives are joined before being torn apart by family ties, natural disaster and war
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Billington, Rachel
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no index present
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novels
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  • Dundonald, Thomas Cochrane
  • Callcott, Maria
  • Biographical fiction
  • Chile
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Maria and the admiral, Rachel Billington
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Publication
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Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: p. 353-354
Control code
000049132730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 p.
Isbn
9781409111399
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
Maria and the admiral, Rachel Billington
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography: p. 353-354
Control code
000049132730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
357 p.
Isbn
9781409111399
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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