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The Alan Lewrie books

jordanbasset

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Just stumbled across this series of books by Dewey Lambdin. If I had to describe it I would say it was the illegitimate offspring of the Bawdy adventures of Tom Jones and the Jack Aubrey novels
There are 25 novels in all at the moment and if people are looking for some light reading these books are a real page turner for me.
The author is probably not quite as good as CS Forrester or Patrick O'brian, but if you are like me and have already devoured those naval fiction authors and many more, then Lambdin knows how to tell a good story.
Alan Lewrie Series by Dewey Lambdin
 

ronsurf

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Like you, I've just read my first one after ms ronsurf brought a couple back from her fathers.

I really enjoyed the first one. They are a fun, relaxing read.
 

Sharky34

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Been reading them all on Borrowbox, just a few left, will get them over xmas.
Been reading all the Ramage series as well.
 

steve yates

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my apologies gentleman, its been a while since I read them, I meant Thomas Kydd ! by Julian Stockwin.(i knew the name had a piratical reference)
Also look for richard woodbridge seafaring novels, especially the drinkwater series, he's good too, as well as sean thomas russell and of course alexander kents bolitho series
 

jordanbasset

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my apologies gentleman, its been a while since I read them, I meant Thomas Kydd ! by Julian Stockwin.(i knew the name had a piratical reference)
Also look for richard woodbridge seafaring novels, especially the drinkwater series, he's good too, as well as sean thomas russell and of course alexander kents bolitho series
Many thanks, think you meant Richard Woodman for the Drinkwater series
 

Sharky34

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Just stumbled across this series of books by Dewey Lambdin. If I had to describe it I would say it was the illegitimate offspring of the Bawdy adventures of Tom Jones and the Jack Aubrey novels
There are 25 novels in all at the moment and if people are looking for some light reading these books are a real page turner for me.
The author is probably not quite as good as CS Forrester or Patrick O'brian, but if you are like me and have already devoured those naval fiction authors and many more, then Lambdin knows how to tell a good story.
Alan Lewrie Series by Dewey Lambdin
Reading yet another at moment.
Seems to be an awful lot of cundums used by RamCat & his officers.
 

Bru

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The Lewrie novels - reluctant naval officer shags his way round the world and occasionally does something nautical and/or valiant :D

Good reading :)
 
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