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Jupiter Amidships

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Jupiter and his brother Patrick are about to embark on a merchant ship bound for home in Sierra Leone, but are set upon by a vicious Navy pressgang. The brothers are beaten, bound, imprisoned at bayonet point and finally marched to join a Royal Navy frigate, the Boneta. In word and deed, they are now prisoners of His Majesty King George. They have no idea where they are, o ...more
Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published May 5th 2011 by Hodder Children's Books
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Tim Corke
Hmm. This was my first S I Martin book and whilst it was captivating and encouraged me to complete it, I'm not sure this will stick long in the memory.
It covers an important part of history but reading it, there seemed to be a lot of the Hornblower series contained within the writing. Maybe this was an influence, but unfortunately in my opinion you would be best sticking to this series if you're keen on the rise of the humble 'landman' through the naval ranks.

There are others in this series but
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