First batch of books arrived – Dauntless, a scan for you! :-)

7 June, 2007 at 1:26 am Leave a comment

“…and of course I shall be then dancing with Davy Jones, to whom, notwithstanding my profound respect, I freely own I would prefer the lady.”

Today the postman really earned his wages! Three books have arrived today, among them “Frigate Commander” by Tom Wareham, which is based on the journals of Lt. (later Captain) Graham Moore (I’ve mentioned the book before). A “unique insight into the life in the Royal Navy in Nelson’s and Collingwood’s, dammit! era.”

Heh!

“(…) Moore also had a brief flirtation with Miss ‘F___y Pet__rs’, a great toast in Liverpool’. After spending several days in her company,

I was really a little smitten with her, she is very handsome, seems to have had a pretty good education; and I think she has a tolerable share of understanding.

Perhaps Moore was becoming just a little too intimate. The lauded Miss Pet__rs was suddenly whisked away to the country. (…)”

Now what was it again about the “young bucks of the Navy”…? And have you ever seen a less successful attempt at protecting somebody’s identity?

I’m curious to learn what exactly constitutes as “tolerable share of understanding”… 😉

Anyway, I’ll review the book soon. For now, here’s the promised scan for you, – click on the small picture for the high-res one.

Btw. he was 28 or 29 on that portrait, it’s not quite clear what year it was created, but the author thinks it was made in honour of Moore’s promotion to Master and Commander. There’s a full-sized picture of the painting, showing the uniform, but unfortunately only in b/w. If you want it, please yell.

So much to read, so little time…
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