* Fact and fiction are combined to produce a fascinating recreation of a bygone world at war.*The first omnibus of a successful adventure series featuring Nathaniel Drinkwater.
Comprising AN EYE OF THE FLEET, A KING'S CUTTER and BRIG OF WAR, this omnibus edition contains the first three Nathaniel Drinkwater chronicles.
AN EYE OF THE FLEET - sees Nathaniel Drinkwater engaged in dramatic action off the coast of Spain in Admiral Rodney's famous Moonlight Battle and the capture of the Santa Teresa. But his adventures also bring rebellion on board and a perilous expedition into the Carolina swamps.
A KING'S CUTTER - Clandestine operations off the coast of France aboard the twelve-gun cutter Kestrel involves Drinkwater in the French Revolution; rescuing refugees from Madame Guillotine and helping British agents infiltrate France.
A BRIG OF WAR - at the request of Nelson himself, Drinkwater is despatched to the Red Sea on an urgent mission. Soon he is on a thrilling naval operation on the flank of Napoleon's Egyptian campaign.
Packed with exciting incident, worthy of wide appeal to those who love thrilling nautical encounters and the sea - NAUTICAL MAGAZINE
A rollocking good read for those who enjoy talk of mizzens, muzzles and midshipmen. - BRISTOL EVENING POST
[A] stirring tale. - COVENTRY EVENING TELEGRAPH
Richard Woodman was born in London in 1944. He became an indentured midshipman in cargo liners at 16 and has sailed in a variety of ships, serving from apprentice to captain. He remains a professional sailor and in 1978 won the Marine Society's Harmer Award.
Richard Woodman served an apprenticeship in cargo-liners, qualified as a navigator and spent another eleven years at sea as a commander. His passion for the sea is reflected in his prolific output, which includes works of both fiction (the Nathaniel Drinkwater series) and non-fiction (recently, The Sea Warriors, published by Constable).
Richard Woodman spent over 30 years at sea. His prolific output includes fiction (Nathaniel Drinkwater series) and non-fiction (recently, The Sea Warriors).
Richard Woodman is best known for his Nathaniel Drinkwater series of historical naval novels. Born in London in 1944 Richard joined his first ship at the age of 16 and spent over 30 years at sea. Married with two adult children, he lives in Harwich.