* Fact and fiction are combined to produce a fascinating recreation of a bygone world at war.*The second omnibus of a successful adventure series featuring Nathaniel Drinkwater.
THE BOMB VESSEL is the fourth of the chronicles which chart Nathaniel Drinkwater's stirring career in the Royal Navy - a story rich in drama and incident, impeccable in historical detail, the work of a master storyteller with salt-water in his veins.
THE CORVETTE - With the French so clearly established as masters of the war upon trade, what might have seemed a routine duty quickly explodes into violent action. And Drinkwater finds himself battling with the enemy, the elements and the fiercely independent whalemasters in a three-handed struggle for mastery of those icy waters...
1805 - As a mark of special favour from the First Lord of the Admiralty, Nathaniel Drinkwater has command of the Antigone. Drinkwater is sent to patrol the Channel coast, helping the royal Navy maintain a heroic blockade of the enemy's post but the Antigone is soon needed elsewhere as everything now hinges on the confrontation that Nelson has forced off Cape Trafalgar - an epic action in which Nathaniel Drinkwater has a crucial and unexpected role.
Richard Woodman is a true seaman who has become a man of letters. We are the richer for his work - CLASSIC BOAT
It is in the technical detail of ship handling, sails, rigging and myriad other details that Richard Woodman excels - SEAWAYS
Rattling yarns that mix Richard Woodhead's knowledge of the sea and of history in winning combination. Full of narrative twists and turns, the stories are eminently readable but also shed interesting light on the past maritime strategies and offer a fascinating insight into the Royal Navy of the time. - NUMAST TELEGRAPH
Richard Woodman is well-known for his Nathaniel Drinkwater series of historical naval novels, a dozen other sea-stories, histories of the development of ships and works on sea-power during the Napoleonic Wars. He has also produced two widely acclaimed studies of convoys operations during the Second World War, Malta Convoys and Arctic Convoys.