Lead Cassell Military Paperback for June First published in 1978 by Andre Deutsch. The Cassell re-issue of the hardback in 2000 sold more than 5,000 copies A real life model for Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower. 'before you buy this wonderful book, do be sure you've had your fill of C S Forester and Patrick O'Brien first. Otherwise you may find their works pale imitations of the real thing.' - Spectator Packed with authentic period naval action and history, a must for all enthusiasts of naval history and warfare during the Napoleonic period and beyond.
Donald Thomas is an author of historical fiction and non-fiction. He is also a poet and a university teacher. He lives in Bath.