The Guernseyman

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 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 Engla

  • Title: The Guernseyman
  • Author: C. Northcote Parkinson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Page channel islands shipping, ships, areas, harbours, companies Please use the email form below to send comments or corrections Pictures from the Past BBC Radio Guernsey Home BBC Radio Guernsey, the home of Oscar Pearson, Jenny Kendall Tobias, John Randall, and Ollie Guillou Listen on and AM, or via bbc radioguernsey. Mr Tomato King Leaf curl on tomatoes Jun , When tomato plants grow vigorously in mild, spring weather, the top growth often exceeds the root development When the first few days of warm, dry summer weather hit, the plant realises it has a problem and needs to increase root development. McBooks Press Quarterdeck Subscribe Quarterdeck is a free quarterly e journal edited by George Jepson for fans of historical fiction and covering news from McBooks Press and all other publishers, authors, and artists Fill in the form below to subscribe. Toilers of the Sea Toilers of the Sea French Les Travailleurs de la mer is a novel by Victor Hugo published in The book is dedicated to the island of Guernsey, where Hugo spent years in exile Hugo uses the setting of a small island community to transmute seemingly mundane events into drama of the highest calibre. Sunair Kanaaleilanden Island Hopper Sunair Vakanties is een zelfstandige Nederlandse reisorganisatie en specialist op het gebied van stedentrips en de Kanaaleilanden. History of Guernsey The history of Guernsey stretches back to evidence of prehistoric habitation and settlement and encompasses the development of its modern society. Naval Fiction Series Age of Sail These are books that are from different series of Sailing Historical Fiction They can be a good way to learn history See my other lists for books for this time period and full lists of these series Idea List by A Sharp McBooks Press Home Quarterdeck is a free quarterly e journal edited by George Jepson for fans of historical fiction and covering news from McBooks Press and all other publishers, authors, and artists Click here to see the latest issue, back issues, or to subscribe. Books about Lincolnshire Kay Books books about lincolnshire,kay books, boston, lincs, shop,history,authors, real stories of peoples lives, non fiction

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    1. Rises from the sea of Napoleonic war British naval fiction. The protagonist is at once more human and more likable than the likes of Horatio Hornblower or even Jack Aubrey. The writing focuses more on his inner life as well. Parkinson’s skillful plotting places his hero at the scene of numerous real historical events.Of particular note to American readers of this volume may be Parkinson’s examination of how the American Revolution looked from the British and Loyalist points of view, and how [...]

    2. Interesting military taleI had expected more sea going, swashbuckling activities. It proved to be interesting in other areas that were very enjoyable

    3. 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 un [...]

    4. A good startThis 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, [...]

    5. 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.

    6. I have just read the Delancey novels and rank them with those by Kent, Stockwin, Pope, and Lambdin. Usually I like best the one I am currently reading. Parkinson was a historian so the history is probably accurate. He made observations on organizations and management and we see this in the organization of ships company and development and promotion of subordinates. All this and a first class action adventure.

    7. I couldn't help but like young Delauncey. The author does a nice job of portraying his personal and professional growth, but I thought the story a little slow. The seafaring language was certainly specific, but other scenes were less articulate. All in all, a pleasant read that doesn't require much of the reader.

    8. The GuernseymanThe Guernseyman by C. Northcote Parkinson is fairly interesting look at the British side of the conflict and fighting with the colonies, the French, and the Spanish. The story of the Guernseyman is secondary and not exciting or even very interesting due to its manner of telling.

    9. A Delightful Read I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the rest of the series. Shades of Alexander Kent and Patrick O'Brian in its authenticity. Unique character study that promises growth in stature. I don't know how I missed this series years ago. But it should promise good reading ahead.

    10. Delancy is a good companion to HornblowerParkinson created a character in the spirit of Forrester's series and has done it well. Set a few years earlier than Hornblower, Delancy has all the tactical and strategic planning skills but is a much more engaging character. Worth reading from both a historical and a literary standpoint as well as being fun.

    11. A very Good read for A history buff.It is a good change of pace to read about the British side of the Revolutionary war, because, it helps to give the reader a more broad account, of all the sides, of history. It adds to our basic knowledge of how we got to were we are today

    12. FA well written tale not oh of a pivotal time in history,but also shows great depth of knowledge of both salesmanship and warfare at the turn of the 18th entry. I would highly recommend this as a must read for a history buf

    13. Parkinson takes you thereParkinson draws on deep knowledge of ships and customs of the era. His characters are not as compelling as Forester's or Sabatini's, but the book will help you get your swashbuckling fix and that's something.

    14. Excellent StorytellingWith lots of details and description, the protagonist and the plot are laid out for the reader of a young man from Guernsey in the British navy during the American Revolution.

    15. Both interesting and informative. Enjoyed learning new nautical terminology and some olde English as well!

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