This series of novels about the Royal Navy tells the story of young Kydd, who is pressed into service on a British ship in Kydd (Kydd Sea Adventure. Kydd has ratings and reviews. Librarian note: alternate-cover edition of Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, i. The Thomas Kydd series is a series of novels based on the historical fiction and adventure genres, written by the well known English author Julian Stockwin.
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The period history fascinates me and as a result, I find I am now researching Napolean and also the French revolution. As usual I have to ask you for some clues on timing for our next morsel? Despite all that he goes through in danger of tempest and battle he comes to admire the skills and courage of the seamen – taking up the challenge himself to become a true sailor.
Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildfordis seized, taken across stocwkin country to Sheerness and the great fleet anchorage of the Nore to be part of the crew of the fictional gun stockdin ship Duke William. Sep 12, DeLace Munger rated it liked it Shelves: To the Eastern Seas by Julian Stockwin. Julian Stockwin has picked up the pen and is continuing the story of British sailors and their wooden ships of war.
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That bothers me and I don’t think I will read the next in the series for those reasons. Life in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars was not all sea shanties and toasted cheese. The wonderful maritime history of Newfoundland from this period is prime historical material!
I wish to rant a bit about its pricing. The Danish fleet is the focus of British and French attention and diplomacy is urgent with Napoleon’s forces rapidly approaching Copenhagen.
I’m sure there might have been an English wig-maker who was press ganged onto a naval vessel and hated it so much that he rejected everything, did the bare minimum to keep from being flogged too often and died an early and ignoble death as a result of his own stupidity, laziness or bad luck.
Only 14 left in stock more on the way. Conquest by Julian Stockwin. Insert your e-mail below to start getting these recommendations. From the off, I was drawn into the story, fascinated by the insight the author gives the reader into what life must have been like aboard one of His Majesty’s ships.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. And, yes, I have all the Kydd series, but I am trying not to read them all at once! My biggest worry is with what am I going to fill the void once the last book has been read.!!
How many pressed men who were formerly wig-makers would decide to embrace sailing and then just easily pick up all these specialized skills in such a short time?
However he takes to the sea again as a privateer. I have just discovered that both titles are available from Audiobooks.
I am in the US and love the Kydd series. Forester onwards, the tale of stodkwin adve… More. Originally hailing from Guildford, Kydd had the dream of joining the Royal Navy. Takes a while to get used to the old english and naval slang.
Kydd is shown as rising from stockwln pressed man to a prime seaman and from the command of a crack frigate to the highest rank in the Royal Navy. The weak point is, as in all historical fiction, fitting real historical events into the life of a fictional protagonist; he must survive every situation, no matter how dire, so that the series can continue. I might have a look at book 5 stoc,win so, see if the author’s found his style by then.
Worth reading if you’re a fan of ship and cannon stories. The Kydd Collection 2 by Julian Stockwin. Mar 31, Jim Graczyk rated it really liked it. Quarterdeck by Julian Stockwin. Aug 18, Roger Coates rated it really liked it. Jullan now reading the rest of the series.
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High to Low Avg. Kyddfirst published inis a historical novel by Julian Stockwin. Feb 11, Roxana rated it it was ok Shelves: Tyger by Julian Stockwin. As opposed to Captain Aubrey, freshly promoted to Master and Commander kkydd the beginning of the eponymous book, Kydd is a pressed man, and he comes by way of the foc’sle.
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Oct 20, Tim rated it really liked it. The journey from been everything been foreign to been able to understand and preform the duties of a Sailor was different to what I have read in the pasted and loved the idea.
After getting seized by the crew of the royal ship, Thomas Kydd is forced to go through the harsh realities and training of the fast life on the shipboard. The delightful thing about them is they are written from the point of view of Kydd, a young wig maker who is impressed into the Royal Navy in the glorious age of sail.
Archived from the original on I am definitely tempted to move on to other books in this series as I am curious to see what Thomas Kydd makes of himself as a seaman Actually, they get very good.
Thomas Paine Kydd, a young wig-maker from Guildford, is seized by the press gang, to be a part of the crew of the gun line-of-battle ship Stocckwin William. I really liked this story and its ability to explain the pains that “pressed man” went through once pressed into the service.