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Post by MichaelBully on Sun 12 Jun 2016, 20:29

Greetings,
I have just finished 'Britannia's Realm : In Support of the State 1763-1815 ' Volume 2 of Richard Woodman's 'History of the Merchant Navy' series, which enjoyed a great deal.
I attempted a review of the first book in said series 'Neptune's Trident: Spices and Slaves 1500-1807' for Amazon UK .
Which naval fiction series is worth starting with if want to check out his fiction ?
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Post by reb01501 on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 11:10

Drinkwater for sure.

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Post by 80 Winters on Mon 13 Jun 2016, 17:34

MichaelBully -

And you're going to love it.........for 'my money' one of the best.
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Post by MichaelBully on Sun 19 Jun 2016, 10:24

Thank you for the replies. I've just ordered the first Drinkwater omnibus. I don't know why but the idea of a ship called 'HMS Cyclops' makes me smile.
I have just reviewed Britannia's Realm: In Support of the State: 1763-1815 (A History of the British Merchant Navy Book 2) on 'Amazon Uk '& G'ood Reads'. Very impressed.

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Post by 80 Winters on Sun 19 Jun 2016, 17:13

If you read a bit about the 'life experiences' of both Vanner and Woodman, I think you'll find both "walked the walk and talked the talk".

Experience does tend to 'sharpen the pen'.
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Post by Astrodene on Sun 19 Jun 2016, 17:19

80 Winters wrote:If you read a bit about the 'life experiences' of both Vanner .........
A true but confusing comment. I think 'Britannia' in the title may have thrown you of course? Britannia's Realm is by Woodman

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Post by 80 Winters on Mon 20 Jun 2016, 04:53

Caught 'luffing' again......... Thanks for the correction Admiral.

That being said, MichaelBully, I'm still going to give you that 'steer' to Antoine Vanner's Britannia series after you've finished Woodman's Drinkwater series.
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