On a Making Tide

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McBooks Press, 2003 - Fiction - 416 pages
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A chronicle of the fascinating early years of Horatio Nelson and Emma Lyon. Both determined to rise from obscurity, they set about making their ways through the world with corresponding recklessness and precocious ambition. Nelson enters the Royal Navy at the age of twelve and is made post captain at the age of twenty. Emma, luscious but penniless, cannily confronts her limited prospects to rise through the social ranks from teenaged bawd to noblemen's courtesan to celebrated artist's model. Rich in historical detail, this novel offers authentic sea action and a rare peek into London's demimonde, where the lives of a beautiful courtesan and Britain's greatest naval hero collide.
 

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
21
Section 3
33
Section 4
43
Section 5
54
Section 6
65
Section 7
76
Section 8
85
Section 20
242
Section 21
251
Section 22
264
Section 23
275
Section 24
286
Section 25
296
Section 26
306
Section 27
317

Section 9
99
Section 10
113
Section 11
125
Section 12
140
Section 13
155
Section 14
172
Section 15
184
Section 16
194
Section 17
213
Section 18
223
Section 19
233
Section 28
332
Section 29
342
Section 30
351
Section 31
360
Section 32
371
Section 33
382
Section 34
391
Section 35
401
Section 36
413
Section 37
415
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About the author (2003)

David Donachie is an avowed lover of naval fiction with a stroke of mischief, and he has lately published a multivolume biographical novel about Lord Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton. Writing as Tom Connery, he is the author of the popular Markham of the Marines novels. A Scot by birth, he lives in Deal on the Channel coast of England.

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