George Edwardson's new book, Leopard, is now available worldwide for Kindle.

In 1804, Captain John Wharton RN takes command of HMS Leopard, his first as captain as the war with France continues for yet another year. A 38-gun frigate, Leopard is the newest ship in the Royal Navy, straight off the slipway at Woolwich.

His first mission is to the Mediterranean where he is given a very challenging task, followed by action at the blockade of Toulon, leading to a career changing situation at the Admiralty and a mission to the Baltic.

In between times, he renews his friendship with Lord Paignton and his daughter Penelope at their Silcombe Park estate near Exmoor.

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