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For King and our country [Kindle Edition]

Richard Nigel Stembridge
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In 1807 Napoleon’s navy had been beaten at Trafalgar but still offered a threat to Britain’s mastery of the sea. Adam Sheridan is a lieutenant of a King’s frigate that encounters the Messidor, a heavily armed French frigate. His captain is killed in the action and Adam assumes command of his ship, the Hertford. It was not unusual for junior officer to take command when his captain fell but he was not the senior lieutenant. The First Lieutenant was conspicuous by his absence as Adam carried out his duty. But would Adam’s efforts be recognised?
The Messidor was not the only French frigate that Napoleon had deployed to threaten Britain’s vital maritime commerce. The Brumaire and Floreal were also at large in the channel and British waters. Adam has to meet the threat from the French and enlist the support of unlikely allies as he advances his career and carries out his duty.


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About the Author

The author’s early ambition to become an engineer was altered when he became a finance company manager. He then worked in the motor trade, owned shops and is now a junior civil servant. He was born in Essex but has lived in Newcastle for over thirty years. He is married with two grown up daughters who live in London. Apart from writing, he is a keen motorcyclist and has been involved with Newcastle cricket Club for many years, currently holding the office of Honorary Treasurer.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 784 KB
  • Print Length: 341 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494425734
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BLTJEK6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,466 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Irish view of the British Navy 29 April 2013
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Once again Richard Stembridge has put an Irish slant to this story of the achievements of the British Navy in the nineteenth century.
The books hero, Adam Sheridan, has Irish roots and uses that background to solve a major problem of that time, manning ships.
Being mistaken for another is the start of a fast moving series of adventures on both land and sea that leads the books' hero, Adam Sheridan, to fight for his core beliefs on the coast and in the countryside of western Ireland.
If you want a fast moving nautically based historical novel then I recommend you read this page turning story.
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1.0 out of 5 stars For King and Country 9 Aug. 2013
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A waste of money, I should have been warned by the use of "uneatable", WRONG, this word does not exist! I gave up when Adam's uncle's son became Adam's nephew, WRONG, it his cousin. So many mistakes so little time, Author, please don't ever compare yourself to C.S. Forrester, it didn't cost a lot, but that was still too much!
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4.0 out of 5 stars exciting 23 Dec. 2013
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A good read, held my interest throughout I found everything really quite believable although I picked a couple of minor mistakes but didn't effect the storyline. I really enjoyed reading this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Historical fiction 9 Dec. 2013
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Good book, accurate in it's depiction of the 18th/19th Century Royal Navy. I hope it is a series of books
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fast moving tale 6 Oct. 2013
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A most enjoyable read. I would recommend it to any one interested in the navy during the Napoleonic wars. I shall look forward to reading another of mister Stembridges books.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Story; Poorly Written 26 Sept. 2013
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I found this book has quite a good story line, but was written in a very amateurish way. There are many repeated phrases and missing words, and throughout the book the style of the language used in conversations between characters was not very realistic.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A good story but not well written 1 Sept. 2013
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The plot is feasible and the background obviously well researched and accurate - not always the case with historical novels, particularly when it comes down to the technicalities of the service whether it be Navy or Army. However, I found the writing style very irritating in its simplicity. It read like an informal report - almost as though it was written as a children's book. Perhaps it was, in which case it should not have been listed with adult historical fiction.
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3.0 out of 5 stars For King and our country 11 Aug. 2013
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The background for the story was different and had a lot of potential however too much repetition and too many grammatical and spelling errors spoilt what otherwise would have been a good book.
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