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The King's Shilling

2018

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In this thrilling sequel to The Nor'Wester, Duncan Scott returns to England from Canada to search for his long-lost sister, Libby. Arriving on the Liverpool docks, Duncan learns that his sister's fate has captivated the entire country. He also learns a name: Elizabeth Fry, a prison reformer who helped Libby and who holds the key to her location. But before he can meet Fry and find his sister once and for all, Duncan is kidnapped by a Press Gang in a dockside inn. Forced to take the King's Shilling, Duncan must serve in the Royal Navy where he once again becomes an unwilling player in the game of Empire. Now on board His Majesty's Ship Cerberus, Duncan meets old friends and makes dangerous enemies. Before Duncan's service ends, he will face deadly cannon fire on the Baltic, and will go on to fight an epic battle with Napoleon's fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, a battle that could very well seal his own destiny, that of his sister Libby, and of the British Empire itself.

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history social conditions great britain royal navy prison reformers sailors napoleonic wars, 1800-1815 naval battles desertion, military impressment 19th century juvenile fiction great britain. history, naval north west company 1780-1845 fry, elizabeth gurney,

Control Number Identifier
CaOOCEL
Description conventions
rda
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
jC813/.6
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
23
Distributor
Canadian Electronic Library (Firm),
General Note
Issued as part of the desLibris books collection
Geographic Area Code
e-uk---
LCCN
PR9199.4.S73263
LCCN Item number
K567 2018eb
Modifying agency
CaBNVSL
Original cataloging agency
CaBNVSL
Physical Description | Extent
1 electronic text (221 pages)
Publisher or Distributor Number
CaOOCEL
System Control Number
(CaBNVSL)thg00976699
(OCoLC)1035313295
(CaOOCEL)455885
System Details Note
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Transcribing agency
CaBNVSL
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Access restricted to authorized users and institutions

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