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Dudley pope knows all about the sea and can get the surge of it into his writing.--Daily Mirror
The best of Hornblowers successors.--Sunday Times
Dudley Bernard Egerton Pope was born in 1925 into an ancient Cornish seafaring family. He joined the Merchant Navy at the age of sixteen and spent much of his early life at sea. He was torpedoed during the Second World War and his resulting spinal injuries plagues him for the rest of his life. Towards the end of the war he turned to journalism becoming the Naval and Defence Correspondent for the London Evening News. Encouraged by Hornblower creator CS Forester, he began writing fiction using his own experiences in the Navy and his extensive historical research as a basis. In 1965 he wrote 'Ramage', the first of his highly successful series of novels following the exploits of the heroic Lord Nicholas Ramage during the Napoleonic Wars. He continued to live aboard boats whenever possible and this was where he wrote the majority of his novels. Dudley Pope died in 1997 aged seventy one.
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Book Description London: Fontana/ Collins, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006147496
Book Description London: Fontana/ Collins, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6147496