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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View all 3 comments. 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 recommend it to anyone who likes a story set in the age of sail or might be an Anglophile or even just a rags-to-riches type of tale. stockwwin

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The latest volume in the popular high-seas nautic… More. The first title is KYDD but each book is a standalone so it is not essential to read them on chronological order. Stockwiin Stockwin has picked up the pen and is ujlian the story of British sailors and their wooden ships of war.


And, yes, I have all the Kydd series, but I am trying not to read them all at once! Europe is ablaze with war.

To put ourselves as readers into the place of Mr. And I’m enjoying them. The only criticism is that some events in the story just finished and I felt need to go deeper.

Persephone (Thomas Kydd, book 18) by Julian Stockwin

You learn a lot about life as a sailor at that time – a tremendously hard and dangerous life, esp for the common seamen non-officers. The sugar trade important to British interests is threatened. I have not read them yet.

I recommend to all who liked O’Brian’s novels and loves the sea or sailing. Listen to any good books lately?

The first book in this series, it chronicles the sea adventures of year-old Thomas Kydd, a wig-maker, who was press-ganged into service on the warship, Duke William.

Hope you enjoy the series! But all in all I loved it. This article about a historical novel of the julin is a stub. Kydd Sea Adventures Series. Only 14 left in stock more on the way. At short notice Tyger is called to join a newly assembled fleet and sent to the Baltic and the only remaining continental ally to Great Britain the kingdom of Sweden.

The paperback is slightly cheaper. Shelve To the Eastern Kyddd. Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. Men die all the time, not only from war, but also from accidents during daily chores eg.

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Aug 18, Roger Coates rated it really liked it. Mar 31, Jim Graczyk rated it really liked it. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And for a “non-commanding” viewpoint, the best Atockwin ever read is Cabo Trafalgar ; though you know how that would end.

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Kydd Sea Adventures 1. With Bonaparte held to a stalemate in Europe, the… More. My biggest worry is with what am I going to fill the void once the last book has been read.!! He becomes so much impressed by their hard work that he himself decides to complete the full training and become a true sailor.

Some reviewers of Mr. Aug 07, Guy Woolford rated it really liked it. I passed this sight every day on my way to school; my scholastic performance suffered!