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1805, the year Napoleon plans to invade England and the year Jacaranda and her crew have to return to in order to rescue Smithy the scientist, whose experiments have sent him back to England of the past. They meet up with their friends Charles and Melissa as well as Sir Sydney Smith, a renowned naval officer and Robert Fulton the man who invented the world's first workable submarine, the Nautilus. However, nothing is simple and in order to return to their future they must sail Jacaranda to Cadiz where the combined French and Spanish fleets are sheltering. Here they must help Sir Sydney to entice the French out to sea where Nelson's fleet is waiting. Many of the French also want the confrontation and with the aid of the Nautilus a daring raid on Cadiz harbour is undertaken. Once again the story is based on real events and characters of the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 313g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514329018
  • 9781514329016

About Larry Jeram-croft

Larry Jeram-Croft spent thirty years in the Royal Navy as a pilot and engineer. He then retired to work in industry for seven years before retiring for a second time. At that point he and his wife bought a yacht and went to live in the Caribbean. It was this experience that led to the idea for his first book 'Jacaranda'. There is so much history in the islands that remains forgotten. The book and its sequels 'The Guadeloupe Guillotine' and 'Nautilus' seek to illuminate a small corner of history that is largely ignored and at the same time provide a thrilling and exciting story for all who love the sea and sailing. Brought up on the books of C S Forester and Patrick O'Brien he was surprised that no one was writing similar stories about the modern Royal Navy, especially with so much going in in previous decades. As he was himself a Lynx helicopter pilot during the Falklands War, he decided to start there, using his own extensive knowledge of the conflict. 'Sea Skimmer' was the result; a book based on many true stories, the main one being why the Argentinian Exocet missiles failed to explode. Directly involved in anti Exocet countermeasures and also with a grandstand seat of the final Exocet raid of the war, the book, although a novel, has an authenticity that cannot be bettered. There are now five more books based on the military operations of modern times. He now Martock in Somerset, where he works as a full time writer and extraordinarily bad more