I have all the Kydd's on my bookshelves and don't regret the purchase of
any of them! I've noticed some citicism of the latest,to which,of course,the writers are entitled,but surely we can't expect "blood and guts" on every page of every book. Someone asked me two or three years ago whether, in my humble opinion,it was a good thing to have a feminine touch in a series of "historical sea stories",and I immediately said"yes".
Let us think back over the years to Nelson and his Emma-----all fact,and
fictionally to Hornblower,Reeman,and many others who have given so many of
us so much pleasure over the years.Days and weeks of boredom at sea,surely
entitled the men,both… Read more