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Perilous Shore

(Carlisle & Holbrooke Naval Adventures #6)

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Amphibious warfare was in its infancy in the mid-eighteenth century – it was the poor relation of the great fleet actions that the navy so loved…
That all changed in 1758 when the British government demanded a campaign of raids on the French Channel ports. Command arrangements were hastily devised and a whole new class of vessels was produced at breakneck speed: flatboats,
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Paperback, 338 pages
Published December 27th 2019 by Independently published
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Chaplain Stanley Chapin
A interesting series

I have followed the two main characters, Carlisle and Holbrook through the series and await the next book with great anticipation
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Historically accurate & insightful window into command capability

My father introduced me to age of sail fiction: adolescents can relate to young Hornblower. Then Patrick O’Brien’s brilliant almost picaresque captivated me with his vivid recreation of life at sea.

I like Carlisle & Holbrooke novels. The storyline revolves around two linked commanders. I found the descriptions of their growth of character and command capability educational.

Fascinating to read about the political, military & econ
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Steven Toby
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Origins of Amphibious Warfare

It seems to be accurate that amphibious warfare was introduced by the British in the Seven Years’ War (French and Indian War in American terminology). This was news to me, seeming to contradict some of the Gallipoli experience even though it was in a much later time period. But the author clearly knows the 18th century well and the historical note suggests this was historical with the minimum of fiction.
The fact is it’s also a good story with believable characters,
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Becky Stickley
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best installment yet

Durban tells a great multi-layered story well. In addition to lots of naval action there thrums Holbrooke’s underlying worries and ambitions. He deeply desires promotion to post-captain for a number of reasons, not least in order to obtain the permission of Ann’s father for her hand. On the other hand he is ever mindful that the alternative to promotion is losing his ship and being put on shore at half-pay—a washed up, though wealthy, has been at the age of 20. There is so mu
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Christine Grindrod
Excellent series that I read back to back!

Really good characterisation and fast moving plot. I've found the another series of novels becoming rather sentimental with increasingly annoying and cloying story lines. These adventures with switching focus every other novel keeps it fresh.
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Judith Mullanix
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must read for naval historical novels!

Have read literally scores of sailing historical novels. Durban's characters are awesome and his research strengthens his unmatched personal career experiences. He possesses highly polished writing skills employed by only the most successful authors.

I impatiently await his next book.
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john temple
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very readable

There's less blood and gore in this the latest in the series, but it doesn't lack of entirely. There's excitement a plenty and there's a!so some romantic interext . All in all it a very readable book and very similar to Patrick O'Brian's classic sea tales

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Dave
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very Good

Another very interesting and engrossing read from Chris Durbin. I find his work difficult to put down. Great story, great characters and the epilogue brings the factual history to the reader. I’m on to the next in the series.
gerry
Jan 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A global war

The Seven Years War was fought all over the globe and this story is a very interesting account of the Royal Navy's first landing of soldiers on shore using flat boats. Lots of excitement and intrigue and a touch of romance.
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Richard Boyett
Too much land and not enough water.
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Chris Durbin grew up in the seaside town of Porthcawl in South Wales. His first experience of sailing was as a sea cadet in the treacherous tideway of the Bristol Channel, and at the age of sixteen, he spent a week in a topsail schooner in the Southwest Approaches. He was a crew member on the Porthcawl lifeboat before joining the navy.

Chris spent twenty-four years as a warfare officer in the Royal
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