Jeremiah Coghlan's meteoric rise from ship's boy to Post Captain in the Royal Navy of Nelson's time is a matter of historical fact. So is the succession of sea-fights by which he achieved his ambition. But navy records naturally have nothing to say about the private life of this obscure and forgotten hero, and here the author has interwoven fiction with fact to produce a stirring tale in which troubled romance ashore contrasts with desperate action afloat.
Author: Showell Styles
Title: The Quarterdeck Ladder
First Published by: William Kimber & Co
Date: 10 May 1982