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A Fine Boy for Killing
A Fine Boy for Killing

A Fine Boy for Killing

The Sea Officer William Bentley Novels

FICTION

320 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: October 2000

ISBN 9780935526868

Rights: WOR

McBooks Press (Oct 2000)

Price: $17.95   $12.57
 
 

Overview

Under sealed orders for a long, arduous voyage, Captain Daniel Swift dispenses shipboard law with an iron fist to forge an efficient crew from a ragged group of unwilling, inexperienced "volunteers."

Reviews

"Painfully authentic portrayal of naval life in the eighteenth century. A powerful story of lost humanity, its violent emotions and unremitting bleakness are shattering." —Guardian

Author Biography

Jan Needle, a native of Portsmouth, England, has had a lifelong interest in naval history. He is the author of four acclaimed novels under the pseudonym Frank Kippax, and also has a highly successful career as a TV scriptwriter and, under his own name, as a writer of award-winning children's fiction.