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The Battle of All the Ages

(The fifth book in the Matthew Quinton Journals series)
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"Great naval fiction... Hornblower, Aubrey and Quinton - a pantheon of the best adventures at sea" - Conn Iggulden

Who do you turn to when there's no one left to trust... ?

Once again Captain Quinton finds himself in the thick of the action, fighting the Dutch in one of the epic encounters of the age of sail.

But the battle is a disaster - the fleet is mysteriously divided, with part of it sent to meet a French threat that never materialises, while thousands are slaughtered by the Dutch.

Could there have been a traitor in his midst?

As popular fury turns violent, the King decides heads must roll, and Quinton is sent to rebellious, pirate-infested Plymouth to root out the source of the false intelligence that cost so many British lives.

It is an unenviable role - especially when all the evidence seems to point towards an old friend and boon companion.

Will this mission prove to be Quinton's downfall?

Fans of Patrick O'Brien's Master and Commander are sure to love Davies' Matthew Quinton historical naval adventures!

Praise for the Matthew Quinton series

"Exciting, emotive and utterly convincing, the Quinton Journals lead the field in naval historical fiction" - Sam Willis, TV presenter and bestselling author of Fighting Ships, The Fighting Temeraire, The Admiral Benbow & The Glorious First of June.

"Finely shaded characters, excellent plotting, gut-clenching action and immaculate attention to period naval detail... these are superb books" - Angus Donald, author of The Outlaw Chronicles

"A splendid addition to nautical adventure, and a grand story, to boot!" - Dewey Lambdin, author of the Alan Lewrie series.

"J D Davies's depiction of Restoration England and the British navy is impeccable, his characters truly live and breathe, and the plot kept me in suspense. I could not recommend it more" - Edward Chupack, author of Silver: My Own Tale as Written by Me with a Goodly Amount of Murder

Born in Wales in 1957, J D Davies was educated at Llanelli Grammar School and Jesus College, Oxford, where he completed a doctorate in 17th century naval history. He taught History for thirty years, chiefly at Bedford Modern School, where he also served as a Deputy Headmaster. He won the Samuel Pepys prize in 2009 for his book, Pepys's Navy: Ships, Men and Warfare 1649-89, and is also a previous winner of the Julian Corbett prize for naval history. His acclaimed series of naval historical fiction, The Journals of Matthew Quinton, has been published in the UK, North America and Germany. David is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a former Chairman of the Naval Dockyards Society and Vice-President of the Society for Nautical Research.

Genre: Historical    

Praise for this book

"Hornblower," - Conn Iggulden

"Hornblower, Aubrey and Quinton-a pantheon of the best adventures at sea!" - Conn Iggulden

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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: The Battle of All the Ages (Matthew Quintons Journals 5)
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-908699-69-8 / 978-1-908699-69-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
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