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I'm currently reading Jack Tar by Roy & Leslie Adkins, which is non-fiction about life for seamen and petty officers in Nelson's navy, and it's got me wanting fiction with a similar focus. All the age of sail novels I know of focus on life on the quarterdeck so I was hoping somebody would be able to point me to something that's more about belowdecks?

Date: 2010-07-15 11:15 pm (UTC)
ar: "What exactly this had to do with the rebel flag wasn't clear." - Tony Horwitz, "Confederates in the Attic" (misc - the rebel flag)
From: [personal profile] ar
I read Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer recently; it's about ship boys. Whether it'd scratch your itch precisely, I'm not sure, but my review of it is here.

I'll be looking forward to the other responses to this post, because I've been vaguely interested in finding books of a similar bent.

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