The Mate of the "Lily" Or, Notes from Harry Musgrave's Log Book

By: William Henry Giles Kingston
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Mate of the 'Lily': Notes from Harry Musgrave's Log Book" by William Henry Giles Kingston is a thrilling maritime adventure tale that transports readers to the high seas. Falling within the genre of nautical fiction, this novel follows the exploits of Harry Musgrave, the second mate aboard the ship "Lily," as he navigates the perils of life at sea. Set against the backdrop of the vast ocean, "The Mate of the 'Lily'" immerses readers in a world of seafaring adventure, where bravery and ingenuity are essential for survival. Through Musgrave's detailed logbook entries, readers gain insight into the challenges and triumphs of a sailor's life, from battling treacherous storms to encountering ruthless pirates. As Musgrave and his fellow crew members embark on their journey, they face a series of obstacles that test their mettle and camaraderie. From navigating uncharted waters to rescuing stranded sailors, each chapter is filled with gripping action and suspense. Kingston's vivid descriptions and meticulous attention to detail bring the maritime setting to life, capturing the sights, sounds, and smells of life aboard a 19th-century sailing vessel. Through Musgrave's compelling narrative, readers are transported to a world of adventure and discovery, where the open sea offers both danger and opportunity.

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William Henry Giles Kingston

William Henry Giles Kingston, also known as W. H. G. Kingston, was an English writer of boys' adventure stories. William Henry Giles Kingston was born in Harley Street, London, on February 28, 1814. He was Lucy Henry Kingston's eldest son, and he married Frances Sophia Rooke, the daughter of Sir Giles Rooke, a Court of Common Pleas Judge. Kingston's paternal grandfather, John Kingston (1736-1820), was a Member of Parliament who fought for the abolition of slavery while owning a plantation in Demerara. His father Lucy established a wine business in Oporto, and Kingston spent several years there, making regular trips to England and establishing a lifelong love of the water. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and then joined his father's wine business, but he quickly developed a passion for writing. His newspaper writings about Portugal were translated into Portuguese, and he aided in the signing of the commercial pact with Portugal in 1842, when Donna Maria da Gloria bestowed upon him an order of Portuguese knighthood and a pension. His debut novel, The Circassian Chief, was released in 1844. While still living in Oporto, he published The Prime Minister, a historical book partially based on the life of Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, and Lusitanian Sketches, a travelogue of Portugal.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 88pages
  • ISBN-10: 9363050130
  • ISBN-13: 9789363050136
  • Item Weight: 114.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 5.31mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Action & Adventure