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A close run thing / by Donachie, David,1944-;
John Pearce is hiding in Gravelines with his mysterious companion, known to him as Oliphant. Although they find a crew willing to take them back to England, they learn on the journey that Pearce's old enemies, the Tolland brothers, are still active on the route, and may have been responsible for the murder of Catherine Carruthers. Back in England their problems continue: Pearce must seek to mend fences with Emily Barclay, in a relationship in which nothing is simple. And just as things may be looking up, it seems Henry Dundas has another role for him and Oliphant: a mission to North East Spain.
Subjects: Sea stories.; Pearce, John, (Fictitious character); Seafaring life; Historical.; Historical.;
© 2018., Allison & Busby Limited,
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On a particular service / by Donachie, David,1944-;
John Pearce is going home. But he has to avoid capture by an Algerine warship, having his Pelicans pressed into a British frigate and that's before they are at risk of being hanged for desertion once home. Then there is the problem of Emily Barclay and their son Adam. By cunning and bluff he protects his friends, but not his troubled love life. In a whirlwind of action, there are forged wills, devious trades, contrived murders and dangerous spy missions, with so much deceit that Pearce does not know who to trust. All he can hope to do is survive.
Subjects: Sea stories.; Historical.; Historical.; Pearce, John, (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
© 2017., Allison & Busby Limited,
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The contraband shore / by Donachie, David,1944-;
1787. Captain Edward Brazier is on a mission: recently paid off from his frigate and comfortably off with prize money, he is headed to Deal to propose marriage to the young and lovely widow Betsy Vaughan. He must navigate the bustle of the town's narrow streets that are busy with legal, illicit and depraved business flowing from and around the ships at dock. But all does not go well; between Betsy's brother and guardian Alexander Langridge prohibiting the match, and Brazier marked out for trouble by a local smuggling gang, his plans are in disarray. And when it slowly emerges that there may have been a decades old injustice closer to home, Brazier is caught up in more than he'd bargained for.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Historical.; Historical.;
© 2017., Allison & Busby Limited,
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The perils of command / by Donachie, David,1944-;
John Pearce has to fight on many fronts. First against his pious, now pregnant lover Emily, then her cruel husband Ralph Barclay. He must take on and defeat Admiral Hotham while that officers seek to beat the French and fails twice though a lack of gallantry to press home his advantage. Sea battles, emotional turmoil and downright chicanery mix in a stew of blood and scheming until Pearce discovers two facts that should change his life. But is what is being proposed fit for a man now accustomed to war, a man for whom gallantry is the stuff of life?
Subjects: Sea stories.; Historical.; Historical.; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
© 2015., Allison & Busby Limited,
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Breaking the line [sound recording] / by Donachie, David,1944-; Wincott, Andrew.;
Read by Andrew Wincott.Following 'On a Making Tide', this is the concluding volume in David Donachie's fictional account of Horatio Nelson's long-running love affair with Emma Hamilton.
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Audiobooks.; Historical.; Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805; Hamilton, Emma, Lady, 1761?-1815;
© 2013., ISIS Soundings,
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Enemies at every turn / by Donachie, David,1944-;
Released from jail, John Pearce is not yet free from the smugglers whose boat he stole - and they want bloody revenge. Evading his pursuers by undertaking a dangerous mission in support of a revolt in France, Pearce must extricate himself from peril - along with an old flame - and rejoin the fleet.
Subjects: Sea stories.; Historical.; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
© 2012., Allison & Busby,
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Enemies at every turn / by Donachie, David,1944-;
Released from jail, John Pearce is not yet free from the smugglers whose boat he stole - and they want bloody revenge. Evading his pursuers by undertaking a dangerous mission in support of a revolt in France, Pearce must extricate himself from peril - along with an old flame - and rejoin the fleet.
Subjects: Sea stories.; Large type books.; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
© 2012, c2011., Magna,
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On a making tide [sound recording] / by (SEDAR)470016Donachie, David,1944-; (SEDAR)94076Keeble, Jonathan.;
On a Making Tide chronicles the fascinating early years of Horatio Nelson and Emma Lyon. Both determined to rise from obscurity, they set about making their ways through the world with corresponding recklessness and precocious ambition. Nelson enters the Royal Navy at the ae of twelve and is made a post captain at the age of 20 - his reputation as a daring yet benevolent officer secured in the American War of Independence. Emma, luscious but penniless, cannily confronts her limited prospects to rise through the social ranks from teenaged bawd to nobleman's courtesan to celebrated artist's model. This novel offers authentic sea actiona dn a rare peek into London's demimonde, whree the lives of a beautiful courtesan and Britain's greatest naval hero collide.Adult.
Subjects: Suspense fiction. $2 gsafd; Talking books. $2 lcsh;
© 2011., Isis,
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Blown off course / by (SEDAR)470016Donachie, David,1944-;
Lieutenant John Pearce is in London seeking protection for his friends, from a reluctant Admiralty. Sitting in the tavern where he and the Pelicans were first press ganged he considers his future. Lacking funds, an occupation if he leaves naval service, or the evidence of perjury he once had to bring to justice Captain Ralph Barclay, who pressed he and his companions into the Navy. After many trials, dodging press gangs and writs, Pearce's companions finally arrive in London just in time to join Pearce and to fetch a ship laden with contraband back from the French. Is it prosperity or danger for Pearce and his Pelicans?Adult.
Subjects: Sea stories. $2 gsafd; Suspense fiction. $2 gsafd; Large type books. $2 lcsh; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life; Impressment;
© 2011., Magna,
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Enemies at every turn / by Donachie, David,1944-;
Released from jail, John Pearce is not yet free from the smugglers whose boat he stole - and they want bloody revenge. Evading his pursuers by undertaking a dangerous mission in support of a revolt in France, Pearce must extricate himself from peril - along with an old flame - and rejoin the fleet.
Subjects: Sea stories.; Historical.; Historical fiction; Historical adventure fiction; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
© 2011., Allison & Busby,
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