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on 30 June 2015
As usual from this writer a splendid tale even though half of the book is set on dry land. It is very easy reading and very enjoyable.
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on 2 April 2013
This was a bit of a repeat of old stories but typical Lewrie. Worth following the saga which improves with the next novel.
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on 23 June 2010
I have read the whole series one after the other (this is the 15th) and must say that of all its older peers (Aubrey, Hornblower etc) this is probably, at least equal to the best of them, it not actually the better due to the faster pace of the stories. I realise some will consider this, almost, blasphemy but it is down to personal taste and these at least are written in the modern idiom like Smalley's Kydd and Stockwin's Rennie and the brilliant Alexander Kent (Douglas Reman) rather than the rather older styles of Forester etc.

Lambdin is clearly knowledgeable and down and, sometimes very, dirty with great levels of detail and several plot lines, they are a joy. The purists will spot the odd miniscule detail that is wrong by a year with this or that not introduced at the time and I would say that it is extremely unlikely that one officer could be at all the major engagements the hero manages but these books are for entertainment not reference. Whilst an absolute rake you cannot but like the hero - Alan (The Ram Cat) Lewrie, his friends and his family (well some of them). Can't wait to read the next in the series which is already on my bookshelf
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on 8 May 2015
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on 28 April 2015
great
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