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Dr. Syn On The High Seas
 
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Dr. Syn On The High Seas (Doctor Syn #2)

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Doctor Syn On The High Seas (chronologically the first in the Doctor Syn series) kicks off the bloody adventure of Christopher Syn.
Syn is a mild mannered Doctor of Divinity, until tragedy and fate lead him to a life on the high seas as the bloodthirsty Captain Clegg...
Published (first published 1936)
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Justin  K. Rivers
Chronologically first in the Doctor Syn series (the first book is the last chronologically), Syn on the High Seas kicks off the bloody adventure of Christopher Syn. The core story is really told in this book and in the next, Doctor Syn Returns. The subsequent books are along the lines of "and they had many adventures." Here, Syn is a mild mannered Doctor of Divinity, until tragedy and fate lead him to a life on the high seas as the bloodthirsty Captain Clegg. It's well-plotted pulp adventure, wi ...more
Don
It's clear why this book was not part of the Disney movie. Quite violent with some racism.
Tweedledum
The first book in the Dr Syn Saga he we meet the brilliant young theologian Christopher Syn whose life and destiny is changed forever when his beautiful bride is stolen away by a jealous rival. Syn gives up the cloth to hound the errant pair across the seven seas. I first discovered these books while holidaying in Dymchurch aged 10 or 11 and have loved them ever since.
Gary
The first story in the series, although published second!

A great adventure tale of how the parson became the pirate Captain Clegg...setting the scene for a great series of stories and adventures.

Great writing too. so pleased I discovered this author.
Dave
A good yarn well told, but if you are offended by the N word beware as this book was written quite a while back. Still I enjoyed this tale of the sea and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Dex
Chronologically, the first of the Doctor Syn novels. Easy reading historical pulp fiction that rattles along at a fine pace. A perfect pocket novel for commuter travel. And now onto the next in the series.
Evelyn Klebert
My favorite of the Dr. Syn series. Such a great anti-hero!!
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Arthur Russell Thorndike (6 February 1885, Rochester, Kent – 7 November 1972) was a British actor and novelist, best known for the Doctor Syn of Romney Marsh novels. Lesser known than his sister Dame Sybil Thorndike but just as versatile, Russell Thorndike's first love was for the pen and, following service in World War I, he devoted himself to writing.
He was born in Rochester, Kent, where his fat
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