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The Contraband Shore

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Author: David Donachie

Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780749021658
Rights: World
Pub. Date: 23rd November 2017

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 1787. Captain Edward Brazier is on a mission: recently paid off from his frigate and comfortably off with prize money, he is headed to Deal to propose marriage to the young and lovely widow Betsy Langridge. He must navigate the bustle of the town’s narrow streets that are busy with legal, illicit and depraved business flowing from and around the ships at dock. But all does not go well; between Betsy’s brother and guardian Henry Tulkington prohibiting the match, and Brazier marked out for trouble by a local smuggling gang, his plans are in disarray. And when it slowly emerges that there may have been a decades old injustice closer to home, Brazier is caught up in more than he’d bargained for.

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'It is a pleasure to read a novel so convincing in its detail, and the description of a complete smuggling operation (although aborted) shows expert planning and sharp-witted improvisation.', Historical Novel Society

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An excellent story, just as I've come to expect from this author. Are we to see any more of Captain Brazier? If not, then the ending.......Pat McCann

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