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Mon Apr 03 04:36:16 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of John Deane of Nottingham, by W.H.G.
Kingston This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: John Deane of Nottingham Historic Adventures by Land and Sea Author: W.H.G.
Kingston Illustrator: A.H.C.
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Cheshire Release Date: October 31, 2007 [EBook #23273] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK JOHN DEANE OF NOTTINGHAM *** Produced by Nick Hodson of London, England John Deane of Nottingham--Historic Adventures by Land and Sea, By W.H.G. Kingston. ________________________________________________________________________ According to the author in his preface, John Deane really existed and had an interesting and successful life in a variety of roles.
He was born in 1679, of well-to-do parents, but started his working life as a drover, that is to say a person who drove great herds of cattle from the countryside to the great cities like London, for consumption there.
He then joined the Navy and rose to become a ship’s captain.
After a spell as a Merchant Adventurer, he commanded a vessel in the Russian navy of Alexander the Great.
Later he became British Consul at Ostend, on the coast of Belgium, quite close to south-east England.
Finally he came back home to live in a village near Nottingham, receiving civic honours in that city.
He died in 1760. This book could therefore be called a historical novel, but written with the style and genius of Kingston it becomes far more than that.
You will enjoy it. ________________________________________________________________________ JOHN DEANE OF NOTTINGHAM--HISTORIC ADVENTURES BY LAND AND SEA, BY W.H.G. KINGSTON. PREFACE. John Deane was a real person, and I hope that the readers of this my book about him will ...





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