"Thrilling.so alive you can smell the cordite of the guns and hear the splintering of mighty masts and spars." (Independent ) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
were a joy to read. It was cleverly written with not a dull moment in the entire book. Read this book on a weekend because you won't be able to put it down. Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by Randall Griffin
The Bellerophon -- or Billy Ruffian to Jack Tar, who wasn't familiar with Greek mythology -- is, or at least used to be, a familiar ship to English schoolchildren, because it was... Read morePublished on October 7, 2007 by Harry Eagar
This is an absolutley fabulous book and read, for both the knowledgeable reader of the 19th century Royal Navy or the novice regarding that era. Read morePublished on February 1, 2006 by VJR
I enjoyed this somewhat pedestrian biography of a 74-gun ship of the line that was everywhere during the Napoleonic wars. Read morePublished on June 30, 2005 by J. Aubrey
Instead of the usual biography of a famous captain or battle, Mr. Cordingly treats us to the life of a famous ship of the line - Bellerophon. Read morePublished on January 7, 2005 by Tony Watson
Veteran scribe of the seas David Cordingly has wrought a spellbinding biography of HMS Bellerophon, "The Billy Ruffian: The Bellerophon and the downfall of Napoleon: The Biography... Read morePublished on April 15, 2004 by John Kwok