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An Awkward Commission

(2006)
(The third book in the John Pearce series)
A novel by

 
Stranded in Portsmouth, John Pearce has once again failed to secure the release of those who depended on him - his fellow Pelicans. They have been shipped off to the Mediterranean while he was indulging himself in London. So he must take ship and follow them. His application to William Pitt for a place finds him as 8th lieutenant on HMS Victory, flagship of Admiral Lord Hood. South and ahead of him, his Pelicans are serving under a flogging captain, but all is not lost as each of the gang does what he can to promote himself - O'Hagan fights to establish his place in the below decks hierarch; Taverner carves out a niche where his trickery can work to the gang's advantage; Gherson ends up as secretary to Rear Admiral Ralph Barclay. As the action moves to the main French Mediterranean port of Toulon, the tension between crews and captains intensifies, coming to a brilliant head when the HMS Brilliant is detached from the fleet under the orders of Captain Horatio Nelson, bound for North Africa.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: An Awkward Commission (Magna (Large Print))
Author(s): David Donachie
ISBN: 0-7505-2633-5 / 978-0-7505-2633-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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November 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: An Awkward Commission (John Pearce)
Author(s): David Donachie
ISBN: 0-7490-8166-X / 978-0-7490-8166-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Awkward Commission, An (John Pearce 3)
Author(s): David Donachie
ISBN: 0-7490-8067-1 / 978-0-7490-8067-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: An awkward commission
Author(s): David Donachie
ISBN: 0-7490-0831-8 / 978-0-7490-0831-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: n/a
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Audio Editions

June 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: An Awkward Commission
Author(s): David Donachie
ISBN: 1-84559-786-9 / 978-1-84559-786-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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June 2007 : UK Audio CD
Title: An Awkward Commission
Author(s): David Donachie
ISBN: 1-84559-787-7 / 978-1-84559-787-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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June 2007 : USA Audio edition
Title: An Awkward Commission
Author(s): David Donachie
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2007 : UK Audio edition
Title: An Awkward Commission
Author(s): David Donachie
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: An Awkward Commission (John Pearce series Book 3)
Author(s): David Donachie
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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