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BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011

EBarnacle 30 Jan 11 - 01:47 PM
EBarnacle 30 Jan 11 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,allan s 31 Jan 11 - 08:46 AM
EBarnacle 31 Jan 11 - 08:54 AM
Charmion 31 Jan 11 - 09:04 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 31 Jan 11 - 09:04 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 31 Jan 11 - 01:52 PM
EBarnacle 31 Jan 11 - 07:37 PM
EBarnacle 31 Jan 11 - 07:38 PM
artbrooks 31 Jan 11 - 10:05 PM
EBarnacle 31 Jan 11 - 10:27 PM
LadyJean 01 Feb 11 - 12:32 AM
johnadams 01 Feb 11 - 06:22 AM
EBarnacle 01 Feb 11 - 10:22 AM
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Subject: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: EBarnacle
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 01:47 PM

Just finished the latest Dewey Lambdin, Alan Lewrie, book "King, Ship and Sword." Number 16 is a worthy addition to the series. If possible, read them in sequence.

It takes place around the treaty of Amiens and its immediate aftermath. Includes a reconciliation with his wife as well as a trip to Paris as part of a "second" honeymoon.

To tell more would be to give away the story, which is, as always, worthy reading.


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: EBarnacle
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 01:48 PM

Oh, yeah, it ends with the transfer of Louisiana to the French, prefatory to its delivery to the United States.


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: GUEST,allan s
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 08:46 AM

Just discovered the series will be going to barnes and Noble to buy the rest of them...   Also like the "Sharps" series on the Napoleonic wars


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: EBarnacle
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 08:54 AM

I also enjoy the Sharps series. Based upon what has appeared on Public Television, there has to be a lot more than is available in printed form in the US.


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: Charmion
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 09:04 AM

Check out the Sharpe section of Bernard Cornwell's website -- here. Several of the TV films are non-canonical.


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 09:04 AM

Sorry, haven't read any. Haven't read any textbooks on Ovine Husbandry either.


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 01:52 PM

Sharpe, complete DVD collection in wooden box, available from BBCCanadaShop.ca for $349.98
-amazon.com has it on sale for US$236.99 (or Can $279.30 from amazon.ca)

Enough to bore one out of their skull and well into Alzheimer's syndrome.

Now if they made the Flashman books into a series- but in this age of rampant political correctness, there is little likelihood of that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: EBarnacle
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 07:37 PM

Ah, Flashman, our favorite poltroon and toady.


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: EBarnacle
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 07:38 PM

By the way, as mentioned in another thread, there is a new Richard Bolitho novel, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: artbrooks
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 10:05 PM

I need to look for that, EB...I thought that Reeman was dead!


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: EBarnacle
Date: 31 Jan 11 - 10:27 PM

In this one, he dies in action and Adam inherits the old sword. The implication is that there will be more novels featuring Adam Bolitho.


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: LadyJean
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 12:32 AM

I'm reading the first in a series of books about Josephine. It ends with her marrying Napoleon. She lead a fairly interesting life before she even met the little Corsican. Among other things she and her fist husband separated. They were reunited during the revolution. He was an officer in the army of the French Republic, eventually guillotined. She was imprisoned but released. Quite a fascinating lady.


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: johnadams
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 06:22 AM

I'm just awaiting the arrival from Amazon of the 11th book in the Kydd series, by Julian Stockwin.

Well researched and beautifully written, they follow the career of a pressed man as he 'goes aft thru the hawse' to become an officer and ultimately (so far) a commander prior to and during the Napoleonic Wars. The supporting characters who appear in the book are real people from history such as the American Robert Fulton who tried unsuccessfully to sell the idea of submarines and torpedoes first to Buonaparte and then to Pitt. I can recommend the whole series.

The Kydd Series


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: EBarnacle
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 10:22 AM

Lady Jean, title of the first one and by whom, please!


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: gnomad
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 11:12 AM

Q - That sounds like a whole lot of $. Here in UK you can get a 15 disc collection for £36.28 plus £7.49 if you want to add the rather later 2 episodes as well. Going mad and spending £49.99 will get you a Blu-Ray version.

I no longer follow exchange rates, but any of those options sound like a lot less than US$236.99, I thought your prices were supposed to undercut ours but (in this case at least) it seems not so. Of course you would need a DVD player capable of taking UK discs, and would have to forego the wooden box.

Thread-drift again, but what of it. Yes, Flashman would make some interesting viewing, but not if (as I suspect) it were to be emasculated to satisfy the suits and the PC brigade.


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Subject: RE: BS: Napoleonic Naval War Novels read, 2011
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 01 Feb 11 - 10:37 PM

Gnomad, a tip of the hat to you.
Looked at amazon.co.uk and found it (1993 pressing, discontinued) for 36 pounds. Another (1995 pressing, discontinued) for 99 pounds but used for 19 pounds up. A oouple of the dealers will ship to N. Am.
Also, money can be saved by buying the short sets.

Not interested myself, but perhaps some mudcats are.


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