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A Treacherous Coast

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Author: David Donachie

Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780749020620
Rights: World
Pub. Date: 20th July 2017

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Price: £7.99

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John Pearce

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1796. Pearce and his wife Emily are in living in Bath, when Minister of War Henry Dundas turns up and suggests a second mission to the Vendee, this time as a liaison between the French emigres intending to land in Brittany and the British naval and military commanders who will accompany them. The proposed expedition looks promising and Pearce takes the bait.  Once at sea, however, Pearce and his crew encounter a French fleet and an indecisive battle ensues off the Ile de Groix. Pearce, accompanied by his faithful Pelicans, must go ashore into dangerous territory to check the lay of the land, find the allies and seek to co-ordinate actions in a situation where the forces of the Republic are gathering to crush the rebels … 

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Very enjoyable combination of fiction with history and credible characters. Looking forward to the continuation of the series.Alan Finlay

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