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The devil to pay [sound recording] / by Donachie, David,1944-author.; Wickham, Peter,narrator.;
Read by Peter Wickham.1794. Stuck in Palermo harbour, the headstrong Lieutenant John Pearce and his trusty Pelicans must repair the battle-damaged HMS Larcher with only meagre funds to do so. Sailing into danger, they encounter enemies. Pearce has no option but to run until, trapped in an Italian bay, he is forced to abandon his ship. Pearce must face a court martial for his actions but his troubles are only just beginning. A deadly plan is contrived to send the unwitting Pelicans into mortal danger against a bloodthirsty, piratical Turk called Mehmet Pasha: the aim is to force them into a disastrous fight they cannot win. Only luck and Pearce's fiery thirst for battle can save them now...
Subjects: Sea stories.; Audiobooks.; Historical.; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
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The devil to pay / by Donachie, David,1944-author.;
Faced with a ship in need of repair, enemy attacks and the threat of wily Admiral Hotham, John Pearce is sailing into danger. Meanwhile Ralph Barclay is on his way to the Mediterranean. Thinking his wife is still with Pearce and that he can repair his marriage by rescuing her, he sails in pursuit, Hotham half-hoping he suffers the same fate as the admiral has in store for Pearce. Can John Pearce fight to save himself and his charges from captivity and then free them from the enemy? It is a battle that will require all their wits.
Subjects: Sea stories.; Large type books.; Historical.; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
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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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A divided command / by Donachie, David,1944-author.;
1794. The Mediterranean is proving dangerous waters for John Pearce and his Pelicans. Having left his lover Emily, who is also the wife of his mortal enemy Ralph Barclay, in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, Pearce is detained in Naples. When he unknowingly delivers a letter promoting the shady and incompetent Admiral Hotham, Pearce finds himself entangled in a political plot that soon puts those closest to him at peril. When reunited with Emily, John Pearce faces a losing battle to keep her reputation intact. Although his Pelicans aid in the endeavour, Emily sees no future for her with Pearce and leaves while he is conveying private letters for Horatio Nelson to the British Ambassador, Sir William Hamilton.
Subjects: Sea stories.; Large type books.; Historical.; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
© 2014., Magna,
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A sea of troubles / by Donachie, David,1944-author.;
1794. In the wake of the glorious 1st of June, an equivocal success for the Royal Navy over Revolutionary France, John Pearce has pressing matters to which he must attend. He has an urgent commission from Lord Hood, he must track down Midshipman Toby Burns.
Subjects: Sea stories.; Large type books.; Historical.; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
© 2013., 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.; Large type books.; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
© 2012, c2011., 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.; 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.; Historical.; Historical fiction; Historical adventure fiction; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
© 2011., Allison & Busby,
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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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The admirals' game / by (SEDAR)470016Donachie, David,1944-;
Since being illegally press-ganged into joining King George's Navy, John Pearce has overcome numerous adversaries, which have secured him a position of command on board HMS Faron. Having successfully overcome the French at the Siege of Toulon, Pearce and his comrades, the Pelicans, now face the on-going, bloody battle to defend the port.
Subjects: Sea stories. $2 gsafd; Great Britain Royal Navy; Pearce, John (Fictitious character); Seafaring life;
© 2008., Allison & Busby,
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