Ebb Tide


It is 1843, and Captain Sir Nathaniel Drinkwater embarks on the paddle-steamer Vestal for an inspection of lighthouses on the west coast of England. Bowed with age and honours, the old sea-officer has been drawn out of retirement on half-pay to fulfil his public duty. The following day, however, tragedy strikes, and Drinkwater, the punctilious seaman and sympathetic libertarian. Is suddenly confronted with the spectre of his past life: the sins amid follies, valour anti heroics, triumphs and disasters.

Ebb Tide

Author: Richard Woodman

Title: Ebb Tide

Series: Nathaniel Drinkwater

First Published by: John Murray Publishers Ltd

Place: UK

Format: HC

Date: 18 June 1998

ISBN-10: 0-719557-64-X

ISBN-13: 978-0719557644