The Resource Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith

Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith

Label
Birds of prey
Title
Birds of prey
Statement of responsibility
Wilbur Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 1667 and the mighty naval war between the Dutch and the English still rages. Sir Francis Courtney and his son Hal, in their fighting caravel, are on patrol off southern Africa, lying in wait for a galleon of the Dutch East India Company returning from the Orient laden with spices, timber and gold ..
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Summary
1667, Sir Francis Courteney and his son Hal are on patrol in their fighting caravel off the Agulhas Cape of South Africa. They are lying in wait there for one of the treasure-laden galleons of the Dutch East India Company returning from the Orient. So begins a quest for adventure and the spoils of war. They are swept from the settlement of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa to the Great Horn of Ethiopia far to the north at a time when international maritime law permitted acts of piracy, rape, and murder otherwise punishable by death. In this book the author presents a generation of the indomitable Courteney's and thrillingly recreates their part in the struggle for supremacy and riches on the high seas
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
056636
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Wilbur A
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Courtney novels
Series volume
0009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pirates
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining paper
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
774 pages
Isbn
9780312317119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781447221661
Label
Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith
Publication
Note
Maps on lining paper
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
774 pages
Isbn
9780312317119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781447221661

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