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Astrodene's Historic Naval Fiction Log Book - Your regular update of what's new in nautical literature set in the Age of Sail

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April 2011

There are 2 brand new naval fiction titles out this month.

Brief information is given below with links to the full website articles.

Recent Latest Release Articles

This month articles have appeared about the following books which have been published or are available for pre-order



Conquest (Hardcover) by Julian Stockwin

It is due for release on 9 June 2011 in the UK and in October 2011 in the US

The Mountain of Gold

The Mountain of Gold (Hardcover) by J. D. Davies

It is due for release on 26 April 2011 in the UK

A Battle Won

A Battle Won (Paperback) by S. Thomas Russell

It is now available in the UK and is due to be released in the US on 2 August 2011

Non Fiction

Nile 1798

Nile 1798: Nelson's First Great Victory (Paperback) by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

It is now available worldwide

Pirates Of Barbary

Pirates Of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the 17th-Century Mediterranean (Hardcover & Paperback) by Adrian Tinniswood

It is now available worldwide

Featured Author

Each month I provide a short bio of one of the authors on the site. This month we will look at Charles Rathbone Low

Charles Rathbone Low FRGS (1837-1918) served as a Lieutentant in the Indian Navy. He published respected factual works, particularly his History of the Indian Navy (1613-1863), and co-authored at least one work with W.H.G. Kingston. Three of his books are Historical Naval Fiction.

One of these The Autobiography of a Man-o'-War's Bell is unusual as it is the story of the life of Ville de Paris, flagship of the Comte de Grasse, written from the point of view of the ships bell and a books from the French point of view are rare.

Books with a release date this month

First editions or first paperback releases this month


The Mountain of Gold

The Mountain of Gold by J. D. Davies (Hardcover - UK)

It is due for release on 26 April 2011

Honor Bound

Honor Bound by Robert N. Macomber (Hardcover - Worldwide)

It is due for release on 30 April 2011

Non Fiction

HMS Warrior - Ironclad

HMS Warrior - Ironclad by Wynford Davies (Paperback - US)

It is due for release on April 2011

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