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A Sea of Gold

(2018)
(Book 21 in the Thomas Kydd series)
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'Tension surges through A Sea of Gold . . . In this rousing yarn, Stockwin again raises naval fiction to a new level' - Quarterdeck

'Stockwin has surpassed himself with A Sea of Gold . . . a fine, filly favoured vintage yarn' - Warships

1809. After his heroic actions during the retreat to Corunna, Captain Sir Thomas Kydd is the toast of London society. Here he falls in with the legendary frigate captain, Lord Thomas Cochrane.

So begins a relationship, professional and personal, that will be unlike any that Kydd has known: a relationship that will lead him, almost simultaneously, to first glory, then ruin.

The French fleet is massing in the Basque Roads in a near impregnatable position. The Admiralty orders Cochrane to command an attack, to the chagrin of more senior officers who object to being overlooked and Cochrane's reputation for daring. Cochrane insists that his new friend, Kydd, is in the forefront of the assault armada, a motley collection of rocket, bomb and fire ships that will set the anchorage ablaze - this despite Kydd's almost pathological fear of fire.

The fallout from what follows will see Kydd financially ruined, with only his former shipmates, his oldest friend of all, Nicholas Renzi, and the whisper of hidden Spanish treasure promising the sea of gold that he needs to save himself.

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Praise for Julian Stockwin's Kydd series

'In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world' - Guardian

'Paints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line' Daily Express

'This heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail' Nautical Magazine

'Fans of fast-paced adventure will get their fill with this book' Historical Naval Society

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

November 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Sea of Gold: Thomas Kydd 21
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
ISBN: 1-4736-4107-1 / 978-1-4736-4107-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Sea of Gold: Thomas Kydd 21
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
ISBN: 1-4736-4109-8 / 978-1-4736-4109-9 (UK edition)
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Sea of Gold: Thomas Kydd 21
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
ISBN: 1-4736-4108-X / 978-1-4736-4108-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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November 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Sea of Gold: Thomas Kydd 21
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
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November 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Sea of Gold: Thomas Kydd 21
Author(s): Julian Stockwin
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