Corsair (Ned Yorke Series #4)

Corsair (Ned Yorke Series #4)

by Dudley Pope

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Overview

In the 1660's Jamaica was an uneasy island, occupied by Spain but settled by the English and French. When Admiral of the Brethren, Ned Yorke, a brave, loyal Buccaneer, learns that Spain is mounting a Caribbean fleet perhaps to protect the treasures of Spanish ships, or carry an army to Jamaica, he vows to find out the truth. Yorke's audacious attacks on Spanish camps reveal all and the Buccaneers must fight a bloody, desperate battle to try and hinder them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780755120420
Publisher: House of Stratus, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/05/2013
Series: Ned Yorke Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 330,310
File size: 958 KB

About the Author

Dudley Bernard Egerton Pope was born in 1925 into an ancient Cornish seafaring family. He joined the Merchant Navy at the age of sixteen and spent much of his early life at sea. He was torpedoed during the Second World War and resulting spinal injuries plagued him for the rest of his life. Towards the end of the war Pope turned to journalism, becoming the Naval and Defence Correspondent for the 'London Evening News'. At this time he also researched naval history and in time became an authority on the Napoleonic era and Nelson's exploits, resulting in several well received volumes, especially on the Battles of Copenhagen and Trafalgar. Encouraged by Hornblower creator CS Forester, he also began writing fiction using his own experiences in the Navy and his extensive historical research as a basis. In 1965, he wrote 'Ramage', the first of his highly successful series of novels following the exploits of the heroic 'Lord Nicholas Ramage' during the Napoleonic Wars. Another renowned series is centred on 'Ned Yorke', a buccaneer in the seventeenth century Caribbean and then with a descendant following the 'Yorke' family naval tradition when involved in realistic secret operations during the Second World War. Dudley Pope lived aboard boats whenever possible, along with his wife and daughter, and this was where he wrote the majority of his novels. Most of his adult life was spent in the Caribbean and in addition to using the locale for fictional settings he also wrote authoritatively on naval history of the region, including a biography of the buccaneer Sir Henry Morgan. He died in 1997 aged seventy one. 'The first and still favourite rival to Hornblower' - Daily Mirror

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Corsair 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had a pleasure to read every book by D Pope. Almost, one left but already waiting for me. I would put Mr Pope in the same crew with Forester, Reeman or Fullerton. Just one more great book. Sad, will be no more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again getting drawn in as a mental partcipant in this action packed book. Not only a gripping story but also characters so alive you get to know them all on a first name basis. The setting is in an exciting time in history enveloping both story and characters in a historical weave that does not leave a page unturned. William Krawchuck
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book starts when a young Irish boy and his entire village are raided by muslims form algier that are there to caputer and enslave them all. sperarted from his sister he is tossed in to slave camps where he befrineds a young miskito boy who is on a journey to tell the king of england a important message form his people.but agaisnt all odds he finds away to escape drive on the empluse to find his lost sister. but faced with extrmemly bad luck everytime he escapes he is captured and enslvaed by another grpoup of people. even his fellow christians enslave him. but once again he escapes and searches for his sister.