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The Resource Hoare and the Portsmouth atrocities, Wilder Perkins

Hoare and the Portsmouth atrocities, Wilder Perkins

Label
Hoare and the Portsmouth atrocities
Title
Hoare and the Portsmouth atrocities
Statement of responsibility
Wilder Perkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although Bartholomew Hoare has acquitted himself nobly on shipnboard and battle, and worked his way up to lieutenant in king George III's Royal Navy, he cannot count his present life a satisfactory one. For one thing, he and his brother (as his father before him, all of them descended from Vikings) have always had to use their fists to defend their name and its implications from schoolboys, shipmates, and generally impolite Britons at every social level. That Bartholomew can handle. But a spent musket ball in the throat put a halt to a promising career at sea, and Hoare was left with a glowing recommendation and exclusively shore duties. Obviously, a captain whose orders could not be issues above a whisper could never command a ship. To Hoare, who loves the sea, it is a tragedy, as he is forced to do the land-based tasks assigned to him. His present mission is to discover what has happened to the ship that disappeared in nearby waters, and whether the strange contents of a small keg found in the sand are involved in the mystery. And it is a quest that begins Hoare's acquaintance with the extraordinary Mrs. Eleanor Graves--by his saving her from attacking ruffians, with her active and enthusiastic assistance. It is a meeting that starts a dramatic train of events. For one thing, Hoare is asked to put his talents to work on behalf of a young officer charged with the murder of his captain, a fellow of questionable probity and brutal temper. Hoare's investigation leads to evidence of criminal activity beyond the captain's murder. It's a chance for the lieutenant to further distinguish himself--if he isn't killed first. But life is not all trouble. Hoare becomes close friends with Eleanor Graves and her retired, and much older, physician husband. he meets a rather suspect visitor from abroad, and encounters assorted townspeople, both high and low--including the Graveses' dinner guest his first night in town, one Miss Jane Austen. With its strong period atmosphere, its unusual and colorful characters, and its nautical focus, Perkin's first novel will entice readers who love the novels of Patrick O'Neal. And many others as well will be delighted to discover this author and his book, and will wait impatiently for Bartholomew Hoare's next adventure
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DLC
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Perkins, Wilder
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.E6914867
LC item number
H63 1998
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Hoare and the Portsmouth atrocities, Wilder Perkins
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
461946
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780312192839
Lccn
98022255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 461946
  • (OCoLC)39078918
Label
Hoare and the Portsmouth atrocities, Wilder Perkins
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
461946
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780312192839
Lccn
98022255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 461946
  • (OCoLC)39078918

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