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Mike

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Nautical historical fiction
« on: May 04, 2014, 02:22:35 PM »
I can recommend Alexander Kent's works; he writes historical fiction set in the 1700s and 1800s, the main characters are in the British Royal Navy.

He doesn't get as involved with all the nautical terms that Obrien did in the Aubrey/Maturin series, so if that put anyone off these books will be more enjoyable as you get more story and less technical jargon.

First one I read was "To Glory we Steer", yes a bit hokey on the title but the author IS English after all.  :)

Black Commander

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Re: Nautical historical fiction
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 07:39:22 AM »
On Mike's recommendation the first of Kent's novels released in anthology,  Midshipman Bolitho, is now the third book on my reading list.  (By remarkable coincidence the second book on my reading list is Batavia's Graveyard which is also historical nautical fiction.)

More to follow on both.
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Re: Nautical historical fiction
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 12:53:26 PM »
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