The special orders come direct from Nelson himself and contain news of the kind of mission close to young Lt. Ramage's heart. In a daring foray, under the very nose of the French Mediterranean fleet, he is to sail his tiny cutter close in to the Italian shore and rescue a party of stranded aristocrats from Napoleon's fast-advancing army.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jamespurcell - LibraryThing
Excellent series, sometimes based upon actual events. Always a good story with interesting characters, puzzling quandaries and sometimes quirky solutions. Age of sail tyros should read early in their ... Read full review
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I love this genre. Dudley Pope gets props for realizing that some of his readers may be lubbers, so some sailing terms are explained or described. For example, after all my reading in this genre ... Read full review