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Devil to Pay

(1973)
(The second book in the Richard Delancey series)
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A lieutenant's rank belying his undistinguished naval career, Richard Delancey does possess a fluency in French that lands him a secret mission for the Admiralty in this second novel in the series. To his chagrin, it goes awry, and Delancey is once again casting about for fresh opportunity. He becomes involved in customs collection on the Isle of Wight, and in thwarting the high-stakes activities of smugglers. Delancey's success there lands him in command of the 22-gun privateer Nemesis. Born in the north of England shortly before World War I, Cyril Northcote Parkinson pursued a distinguished academic career on both sides of the Atlantic, and first became known for "Parkinson's Law," which states that work expands to fill the time allotted to it. Parkinson wrote many books concentrated on British politics and economics. His first fictional effort, a "biography" of Horatio Hornblower, met with considerable acclaim and led directly to Parkinson's Delancey series. "Most fictional heroes of the Napoleonic Wars at sea are as wooden as their ships," quipped London's Observer, "a generalization from which Patrick O'Brian's Jack Aubrey and Professor Parkinson's Richard Delancey can be excepted.

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Hardback Editions

May 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Devil to Pay
Author(s): C Northcote Parkinson
ISBN: 0-7195-2838-0 / 978-0-7195-2838-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd
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1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: Devil to Pay
Author(s): C Northcote Parkinson
ISBN: 0-395-15483-9 / 978-0-395-15483-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
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Paperback Editions

October 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devil to Pay (The Richard Delancey Novels) (Volume 2)
Author(s): C Northcote Parkinson
ISBN: 1-59013-002-2 / 978-1-59013-002-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: McBooks Press
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June 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: Devil to Pay
Author(s): Cyril Northcote Parkinson
ISBN: 0-87216-636-8 / 978-0-87216-636-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jove Pubns
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January 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: Devil to Pay (Richard Delancey novels/C. Northcote Parkinson)
Author(s): C Northcote Parkinson
ISBN: 0-417-05480-7 / 978-0-417-05480-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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January 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Devil to Pay
Author(s): C Northcote Parkinson
ISBN: 0-413-36910-2 / 978-0-413-36910-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2001 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Devil to Pay: Volume 2 (The Richard Delancey Novels)
Author(s): C Northcote Parkinson
Publisher: McBooks Press
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