By the Mast Divided

Author(s): David Donachie

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London, 1793: Young firebrand John Pearce is illegally press-ganged from the refuge of the Pelican tavern to a brutal life aboard HMS Brilliant, a frigate on its way to war. The pressed men from the tavern eventually form an exclusive gun crew, the Pelicans, with Pearce their elected leader. During an action-packed two weeks, as HMS Brilliant chases a French privateer across the English Channel, this disparate group of men form friendships that will last a lifetime.


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David Donachie was born in Edinburgh in 1944. The author of a number of bestselling books, he now lives in Deal with his wife, the novelist Sarah Grazebrook, and their two children.

General Fields

  • : 9780749082604
  • : Allison & Busby, Limited
  • : Allison & Busby, Limited
  • : September 2005
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 31mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : David Donachie
  • : 512
  • : 823.914