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Persephone

(2017)
(Book 18 in the Thomas Kydd series)
A novel by

 
 
'PERSEPHONE is another shining milepost for Captain Thomas Kydd and his creator, Julian Stockwin' - Quarterdeck

November 1807. Captain Sir Thomas Kydd must sail to Lisbon to aid the Portuguese Royal Family's evacuation in the face of Napoleon's ruthless advance through Iberia. In the chaos of the threatened city an old passion is reawakened when he meets Persephone Lockwood, a beautiful and determined admiral's daughter from his past.

But the Royal Family's destination is Brazil, Perspehone's England, and it seems Kydd's chance has gone again. Only later he discovers Persephone has another suitor - and that, if he wants to win her hand, he must enter the highest echelons of London society.

Mixing with aristocracy and royalty brings other responsibilities. The Prince of Wales asks him to take temporary command of the Royal Yacht. Sailing to Yarmouth, Kydd realises they are being stalked by French privateers. The terrible threat of a prince of the blood being captured sees Kydd call on daring seamanship of the highest order.

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What readers are saying about PERSEPHONE

'Very much recommended, for this is an absolutely astonishing naval story by this author, and that's why I like to say: "Sail On, Thomas Kydd"!' - 5 stars

'A masterly piece of writing!' - 5 stars

'End one and start another - they're addictive' - 5 stars

'Read it - that's all I'll say' - 5 stars

'Still excellent, still gripping' - 5 stars

Genre: Historical

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Used availability for Julian Stockwin's Persephone

Hardback Editions

May 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Persephone: Thomas Kydd 18
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
ISBN: 1-4736-4090-3 / 978-1-4736-4090-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Persephone: Thomas Kydd 18
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
ISBN: 1-4736-4093-8 / 978-1-4736-4093-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Persephone: Thomas Kydd 18
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
ISBN: 1-4736-4091-1 / 978-1-4736-4091-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Persephone
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
ISBN: 1-5100-7612-3 / 978-1-5100-7612-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks (Third Party/Retail)
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May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Persephone: Thomas Kydd, Book 18
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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May 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Persephone: Thomas Kydd, Book 18
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Persephone: Thomas Kydd, Book 18
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Persephone: Thomas Kydd, Book 18
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Persephone: Thomas Kydd 18
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Persephone: Thomas Kydd 18
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU