Secrets of The Fearless

by Elizabeth Laird | Children's Books | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0330434667 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingNu-Kneeswing of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 10/7/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 07, 2019
I found this on the used bookshelves in the GP's surgery when we went down for our annul flu jabs this morning. I don't know why I chose it, given that it's published by Macmillan Children's Books and it's many, many decades since I was a child . . . Looks like fun, though . . .

From Google Overview: "When 12-year-old John Barr is forced to join the navy his life takes a dangerous turn. As he trains to become a powder monkey on board the mighty HMS Fearless, he soon learns that the ship hides many secrets. Thrust into a sinister world of spies and covert operations, John must go ashore accompanied by fellow shipmate Kit. But when their mission goes awry, the friends are abandoned and watch from the shore as the Fearless sail away. Can they now survive behind enemy lines?"

Journal Entry 2 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 20, 2020
Well, surprisingly, I enjoyed that. I wasn't sure at first, being something like 65 years older than its target audience, but this tale of spies, smugglers and shipboard adventures in the Napoleonic Wars soon grew on me.

Released 4 mos ago (2/19/2020 UTC) at City of Leeds Museum Café and LFL in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 4 by wingDelticwing at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, February 22, 2020
This looks exactly the kind of book I would have read and enjoyed as a boy. As a Patrick O'Brian and David Donachie fan, I think I'll enjoy it as 59 year old too.

Journal Entry 5 by wingDelticwing at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, March 01, 2020
Loved it. Great fun.

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