H.M.S. Cockerel by Dewey Lambdin
(Alan Lewrie)

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Yearning for the high seas, Alan Lewrie plods through his oppressive life as a gentleman farmer and family man. The year is 1793 and after four years spent ashore, Lewrie is gratified when revolutionary France threatens war and the Royal Navy beckons. All does not go smoothly, as he soon finds himself aboard the HMS Cockerel dealing with a difficult captain and disgruntled crew. Once in the Mediterranean, he throws caution to the wind and becomes involved with the bewitching Lady Emma Hamilton. The war escalates and he finds himself at the Battle of Toulon where he meets a dashing young Napoleon Bonaparte. Outnumbered three to one, Lewrie takes on the French in a desperate bid to help the Royalists escape.
 

About Dewey Lambdin

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DEWEY LAMBDIN is the author of nineteen Alan Lewrie novels. A member of the U.S. Naval Institute and a Friend of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, he spends his free time working and sailing. He makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, but would much prefer Margaritaville or Murrells Inlet.
 
Published April 1, 2009 by McBooks Press. 450 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 Reluctant British naval officer Alan Lewrie (The Gun Ketch, 1993, etc.) assists in the defense of Toulon at the beginning of England's war with revolutionary France.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of H.M.S. Cockerel (Alan Lewrie)

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As in the five earlier novels chronicling the adventures of 18th-century British naval lieutenant Alan Lewrie (The Gun Ketch, etc.), Lambdin here serves up a fast-moving yarn loaded with action, color

May 29 1995 | Read Full Review of H.M.S. Cockerel (Alan Lewrie)

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