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The Bosun's Log / Olla Podrida

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The Bosun's Log / Olla Podrida

Post by 80 Winters on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 00:26

Having been a reader of Julian's Kydd series since the beginning in 2001, I'm somewhat of a "charter member" of his club. One of the "bennies" that you can share (if you don't already) is Julian's free monthly newsletter. It used to be called The Bosun's Locker but has recently changed its name to Olla Podrida. There's a wealth of nautical knowledge, trivia, and links to other things happening in the HNF world.

I don't have the link at the tip of my tongue, but possibly the administrator, or one of you can add it. The other option is to just type in Olla Podrida and it comes up.....take a look. It comes out once a month and they'll send it to your email box , if you wish to join.
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Post by Astrodene on Mon 19 Mar 2012, 10:25

The link is at the bottom of the monthly newsletter so can be accessed via the editions archive or via the link to his site on his author page www.historicnavalfiction.com/authors-a-z/597-julian-stockwin

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Post by 80 Winters on Fri 25 May 2012, 17:35

The June 2012 edition of Olla Podrida is available (see link above).

Several items of interest:

Discussion of Age of Sail eating establishment.
The aftermath of the execution of Richard Parker (leader of Nore mutiny).
Thomas Kydd will be an Admiral !! (insight into the length of this series).
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Post by 80 Winters on Tue 26 Jun 2012, 17:15

The July 2012 edition of Olla Podrida is available (see link above)'

Several items of interest:

Discussion of "foods at the Cape" experienced during Julian's recent visit.
Naval surgery (specifically Nelson's) during the AOS.
Royal family ties to the British navy through the centuries.
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Post by 80 Winters on Fri 27 Jul 2012, 17:08

The August 2012 edition of Olla Podrida is available (see link above to authors website where you can subscribe)

Several items of interest:

Brief summation of frigates their design, role and history.
Account of the survival of a British officer at the Battle of Waterloo (I promise you that you will never, ever say that you 'had a bad day' again).
A brief 12 question quiz on Battle of the Nile to see if "you know your 'stuff'
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Post by 80 Winters on Tue 28 Aug 2012, 17:25

The September/October edition of Olla Podrida is available and you can subscribe to it on Julian's website: http://www.julianstockwin.com/

This is a double issue as next month (October) will be filled with with efforts to release his 13th novel Betrayal into the UK and American markets.

Several items of interest:

The genesis of the Royal Navy officers uniform colors and why they can, at least in part, thank the Duchess of Bedford for her part in the selection.

A brief quiz that will gauge your knowledge of facts of the AOS.

A recounting of a duel between a topsil schooner of the RN and a German U-boat during WWI......possibly the last armed action of a sailing ship in a declared conflict.
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Post by 80 Winters on Sat 27 Oct 2012, 22:46

The 'Fall Edition' of Olla Podrida is available and you can subscribe to it on Julian's website (see above) or Astrodene's website (see link above).

Several items of interest:

An interesting piece about seaman's uniforms, but regulation and otherwise.

Several suggestions for your Christmas shopping.

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Post by 80 Winters on Fri 08 Feb 2013, 18:05

The "Spring 2013 Edition" of Olla Podrida became available yesterday and you can subscribe to it on Julian's website (see above) or Astrodene's website (see link above).

Several items of interest in this edition:

The 'sea cadets' in the UK are raising funds for a new training ship and could use your support in this effort.

Interesting 'sailor's superstitions' are covered in some detail.

'Salty Cities' of the world are discussed.

The Bosun's Log / Olla Pdrida is now published on a 'quarterly' basis.
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