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By the Mast Divided (John Pearce 1), David Donachie
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Author Name:    David Donachie

Title:   By the Mast Divided (John Pearce 1)

Binding:   Trade Paperback

Book Condition:   Used - Acceptable

Publisher:    Allison & Busby September 2007

ISBN Number:   0749082607 / 9780749082604

Seller ID:   464640

Moderate edge and cover wear with unmarked pages. Reading creases to front and/or back covers. Creases and lean to spine. Domestic orders shipped with USPS tracking numbers.

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London 1793: Young firebrand John Pearce is illegally pressganged from the refuge of the Pelican tavern to a brutal life aboard HMS Brilliant, a frigate on its way to war. In the first few days Pearce discovers the Navy is a world in which he can prosper. But he is not alone; he is drawn to a group of men - fly Charlie Taverner; quiet Ben Walker; tired old Abel Scrivens; the bairn of the group, Rufus Dommet; the droll, tough Irish laborer, Michael O'Hagan; and the bumptious Gherson - pressed men like him, who eventually form an exclusive gun crew, the Pelicans, with Pearce their elected leader. During an action-packed two weeks, as HMS Brilliant chases a French privateer across the English Channel, this disparate group of men form friendships that will last a lifetime. David Donachie cleverly weaves these fictional characters into true historical situations to produce a compelling and utterly absorbing introductory novel.

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