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The Kydd Collection 1: (Kydd, Artemis, Seaflower)

Julian Stockwin

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Fiction, Historical adventure, Napoleonic War fiction

The Thomas Kydd novels are the story of one man s journey from pressed man to Admiral during the Great Age of Fighting Sail.

Kydd: Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized by the press gang, to be a part of the crew of the 98-gun line-of-battle ship Royal William. The ship sails immediately and Kydd has to learn the harsh realities of shipboard life fast.

Artemis: Now a true Jack Tar, Kydd sails into Portsmouth Harbour and a hero s welcome after a ferocious battle against the French. However his jubilation is cut short when a family matter threatens to take him from the life he has grown to love.

Seaflower: It is two years since Thomas Kydd was spirited away in the night to serve his country aboard the old line-of-battle ship Duke William. Now, he and and the other members of the ill-fated Artemis are shipwrecked sailors, back in London waiting to be summoned as court martial witnesses.

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