England is on the cusp of its Empire, but as the Dutch trade wars come to a close, so the struggles with the French for naval supremacy are just beginning. Matthew Stalborne Loftus is an unhappy Whitby, Yorkshire, lad in the 1690s star-struck by the sea and by science. He studies navigation as a way to make a career on the oceans of the world and leaves Whitby aboard ship, only to risk his life saving another, ending up on a Dutch trader to the Indies. Eventually he finds himself among the pirates and slave-traders of the Spanish Main.

Matthew's Prize

Author: Marcus Palliser

Title: Matthew's Prize

Series: Matthew Stalbone Loftus

First Published by: William Heinemann Ltd

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Format: HC

Date: 1 April 1999

ISBN-10: 0-434007-61-7

ISBN-13: 978-0434007615

 

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