The Guernseyman (Richard Delancey Novels, #1)by Published 12 Jan 2019
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This book recounts the earliest adventures of Parkinson's hero, Richard Delancey. Ranked as a midshipman, when the events of the American Revolution and the ongoing hostilities between France and England send him across the sea, Delancey finds himself instrumental in defending the Isle of Jersey, and later, the Rock of Gibraltar.
"The Guernseyman (Richard Delancey Novels, #1)" Reviews
Interesting military tale
I had expected more sea going, swashbuckling activities. It proved to be interesting in other areas that were very enjoyable
This book is full of the detail and action the one would expect from a great historical novel. Sometimes perhaps a bit too detailed with too much information about various things. Still a great read and I encourage you to pick this one up
Good Start to a Series
This book is a good start to this series that I look forward reading with pleasure. We start with the set up. The background on our hero and the setting, the time and place in which this series will occur all provide the foundation on which the author builds narrative with which to carry this series forward.
Notable here is the author’s knowledge of nautical history during the era of sailing ships at war. At times the author is a little overwhelming. With my very basic understanding of the points of sail, I had several instances where I struggled with some of the naval terminology in the story. None of this takes away from the central point.
The Guernseyman is a great read, a sailing adventure that you can you enjoy right from your armchair.
A good start
This is a good start to what I hope will be a new series of naval novels. Now when I started this book it was with a bit of a twist in that the protagonist is a young man, who is not sure of his future by the end of the story he has found his future in the navy. There was a small patch that was a bit slow toward the middle of the book, but that quickly changed for the better. I have to say this was a good start to a new series for me. For others you have to like the works of O'Brian, Lambdin, and Pope to give this one a try.
This is a well-written period piece regarding the young man joins the British Navy around the time of the American Revolution and ends up in New York City and several other ports in America. The book has more to do with the relationships between the Americans and the British as they try to understand each other than a book about naval warfare in the 1780s. In particular, the pictures he paints of colonial New York City are quite interesting.