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Gentleman Captain

(2009)
(The first book in the Matthew Quinton Journals series)
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1662: Restoration England. Cromwell is dead, and King Charles II has reclaimed the throne after years of civil war. It is a time of divided allegiances, intrigue, and outright treachery. With rebellion stirring in the Scottish Isles, the hard-pressed sovereign needs men he can trust to sail north and defuse this new threat.

Matthew Quinton is such a man - the second son of a noble royalist family, he is loyal, if inexperienced. Having sunk the first man-of-war under his command within weeks, Matthew is determined to complete his second mission without loss of life or honor. Upon taking command of His Majesty's Ship the Jupiter, the young 'gentleman captain' is faced with a resentful crew and has but few on whom he can rely: Kit Farrell, an illiterate commoner with vast seafaring experience, and Phineas Musk, a roguish but steadfast family retainer. As they approach the wild coast of Scotland, Matthew begins to learn the ropes and win the respect of his fellow officers and sailors.

But he has other difficulties on the voyage north: a suspicion that the previous captain of the Jupiter was murdered, a feeling that many among his crew have something to hide, and the growing conviction that betrayal lies closer to home than he had thought.

With cannon fire by sea and swordplay by land, Gentleman Captain is a rousing high-seas adventure in the finest nautical tradition.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

March 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Gentleman Captain (Wheeler Hardcover)
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-4104-3542-3 / 978-1-4104-3542-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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October 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Gentleman Captain
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 0-547-38261-8 / 978-0-547-38261-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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May 2010 : UK Hardback
Title: Gentleman Captain
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 0-7531-8620-9 / 978-0-7531-8620-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Gentleman Captain
Author(s): J D Davies, Ben Yarde-Buller
ISBN: 0-547-57741-9 / 978-0-547-57741-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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February 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Gentleman Captain
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 0-7531-8621-7 / 978-0-7531-8621-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Gentleman Captain (Matthew Quinton Journals 1)
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-906964-29-7 / 978-1-906964-29-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Gentleman Captain
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-905847-97-1 / 978-1-905847-97-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
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Audio Editions

August 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: Gentleman Captain
Author(s): J D Davies
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2010 : UK Audio edition
Title: Gentleman Captain
Author(s): J D Davies
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2010 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: Gentleman Captain
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-4079-1974-1 / 978-1-4079-1974-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2010 : UK Audio CD
Title: Gentleman Captain
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-4079-1975-X / 978-1-4079-1975-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2010 : UK MP3 CD
Title: Gentleman Captain
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-4079-1976-8 / 978-1-4079-1976-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2010 : UK MP3 CD
Title: Gentleman Captain
Author(s): J D Davies
ISBN: 1-4079-1977-6 / 978-1-4079-1977-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Gentleman Captain (Matthew Quinton's Journals Book 1)
Author(s): J D Davies
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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