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Captain Blackwell's Prize.
Old Salt Press, 2013. 272
In 1802 Captain James Blackwell attacks
and takes La Trinidad, a Spanish frigate aboard which Blackwell finds 35,000 gold
dollars and the American woman Mercedes de Aragon. On putting into Gibraltar with
his treasure and his new mistress Blackwell is informed by his irate evangelical
admiral of the Treaty of Amiens, denying him prize money earned by the capture and
setting Mercedes at liberty. But the self-possessed American has formed a strong
attachment to lusty Captain Blackwell. When she journeys with the captain to the
North African coast and is taken into the Dey of Oran's harem, Captain Blackwell
must follow his own code of morality and honor to rescue the woman on whom his
future happiness depends. Revised edition from the 2011
Old Salt Press, 2013. 300
The repercussions of a court martial and
the ill-will of powerful men at the Admiralty pursue Royal Navy captain James
Blackwell into the Pacific, where danger lurks around every coral reef. Even if
Captain Blackwell and Mercedes survive the venture into the world of early
nineteenth century exploration, can they emerge unchanged with their love intact.
The mission to the Great South Sea will test their loyalties and strength, and
define the characters of Captain Blackwell and his lady in Blackwell's
Unsworth, Barry (1930-2012)
Classic Sea Stories.
Bracken, 1994. 616 pages
Huge book has 80 classic tales,
accounts of great navigators, fierce sea battles, legends, sea gods and
lost islands. Authors include Homer, Conrad, Melville, H. C. Anderson,
Poe, Washington Irving, Defoe and Jules Verne.