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A Master Mariner's Tale: A Victorian secret service novel

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A maritime action and adventure spy story with a difference......

Based on real people and events of the time this action thriller novel takes the reader on a gripping mystery, suspense and espionage adventure.

Richard Raine is the master of the collier brigantine “The William Thrift” that enters Seaham Harbour in April 1881. Richard could never have imagined the adventure t
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Kindle Edition, 173 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Amazon
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Miriam Smith
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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"A Master Mariner's Tale" by Fred Cooper is a brilliant little spy thriller.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book for a couple of reasons. One - my son is training to be an officer in the merchant navy so it was interesting to see what life was like back in Victorian times (1881) for seamen compared to today, and two - the book is set in the North East of England (Seaham/Sunderland to be precise) and Sunderland is my hometown. Fred has done a great job with this book, it kept my interest with action an
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Fred Cooper was born and raised in Seaham a small seaside town in County Durham, England. He has always been interested in writing but it was not until he retired in 2003 that he began writing for pleasure. His first book "The Hole-in-the-Wall" is a social history study of the working sailing ships that frequented Seaham Harbour during the Victorian era. During the research for this book he uncove
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