Under Enemy Colours

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Penguin Books Limited, 2009 - Fiction - 544 pages
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1793: the thunder of cannon fire echoes across the

English Channel, chilling the stoutest hearts . . .

The opening skirmishes of the French Revolutionary War send ageing frigate HMS Themis into waters swarming with enemy ships of the line. Instructed to survey the French coastline, she s soon in the thick of the action: cutlasses slash and bayonets skewer, cannons splinter decks and sever limbs. Onto the smoky deck strides young Lieutenant Charles Hayden.

With an English father and a French mother, the Admiralty are reluctant to give Hayden his first command. Instead, he is to act as a bulwark between the Themis s tyrannical Captain Hart and a mutinous crew. Steering a course between the cowardly captain and the treacherous crew, English common sense and French pride, Hayden must first master his wits before challenging the might of the French naval war machine.

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User Review  - janerawoof - LibraryThing

My first nautical novel since my reading Hornblower novels and Bounty Trilogy of years past. This one engaged my interest all through. The hero, Charles Hayden, of mixed parentage [French mother ... Read full review

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User Review  - DWWilkin - LibraryThing

I purchased this book sometime ago, and had not gotten around to reading it. Then I won the 3rd book in the series, and so went searching for this first book. I have done myself a disservice by not ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Sean Thomas Russell is a lifelong sailor whose passion for the sea and his love of nautical history inspired Under Enemy Colours. He lives on Vancouver Island.

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