Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

 Dewey Lambdin chronicles the adventures, and comic mis-adventures, of Alan Lewrie of the Royal Navy. More Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones or George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman than C.S. Forester’s hand-wringing, insecure Horatio Hornblower or Patrick O’Brian’s Jack Aubrey, Lewrie cuts a wide and joyous swath through the American Revolution, “war on the cheap,” ‘tween the wars, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the Great Age of Sail . . . tongue firmly planted in his cheek all the way, truly a man of his times. 

Alan didn’t intend to join the Royal Navy and become a hero for King and Country, but got “Impressed” in 1780 by his rakehell father, Sir Hugo St. George Willoughby, just before he was to inherit from his deceased mother’s side, and Sir Hugo needed the money “perishin’ bad!” Hard cheese for young Lewrie, being an official bastard (that would be said of him quite often in his career, none of it endearingly!) and shoved in King’s Coat in the middle of the American Revolution, made a Midshipman at 17, and torn from his carousings, late night partying, and the bosoms (so to speak) of willing young ladies. 

The Royal Navy may beat nautical knowledge and stern Duty into him, drag him kicking and screaming into harum-scarum, neck-or-nothing action, but . . . give him but one day ashore, and Lewrie will usually find a way to get himself into trouble, mostly with the ladies (“some no better than they ought to be!”). Though he doesn’t gamble (not too deep, anyway) doesn’t smoke (except when with Muskogee Indians in Spanish Florida) and doesn’t get too “cup-shot,” his lifelong fascination for “doing the needful” will always trip him up. 

No matter how drear a task Lewrie’s superiors at Admiralty give him, he’ll always find a way to liven things up, and do his foes “the dirty.” Lewrie may be bright, but not quite as “sly-boots” as he imagines, so the bad guys can take him two falls out of three, though he’ll find a way to win in the end, and “put the boot in” quite gladly! When things are going too well, Dame Fortune usually awakes from a nap and kicks him in the fundament, just to keep him humble.  

Along the way there’s a colourful collection of characters (a host of ‘em female, o’ course!); “Captain Sharps” and cads, personal foes and his King’s enemies; pirates from the Caribbean to the China Seas, spies and finaglers of every stripe, jaunts to Africa, a traveling circus, rebels and royalists; grudges, spites, petti-coat interest and leery superiors, a suspicious wife and doubting in-laws, and, his cats, along with bastard offspring of his own, so many that one character termed them the “Lewrie Miscellany.” 

 

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Kings and Emperors
Kings and Emperors

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin

St. Martin's Press

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Lewrie and the Hogsheads
Lewrie and the Hogsheads

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin

St. Martin's Press

"Lambdin is closing on Patrick O'Brian as the most prolific historical novelist to celebrate a Royal Navy mariner." —Washington TimesDewey Lambdin presents a new short story, "Lewrie...

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The King's Coat
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THE FIRST NOVEL IN THE CLASSIC SERIES OF ALAN LEWRIE NAVAL ADVENTURES 1780: Seventeen-year-old Alan Lewrie is a brash, rebellious young libertine. So much so...

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The King's Privateer
The King's Privateer

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

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St. Martin's Press

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The King's Commission
The King's Commission

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Dewey Lambdin has created one of the greatest characters in historical adventure fiction. Naval officer and rogue, Alan Lewrie is a man of his times and a hero for all times. His equals are Hornblower,...

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The King's Marauder
The King's Marauder

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Hostile Shores
Hostile Shores

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"Lambdin is closing on Patrick O'Brian as the most prolific historical novelist to celebrate a Royal Navy mariner." —Washington Times In 1805, with...

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Reefs and Shoals
Reefs and Shoals

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

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Pity poor Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy! He's been wind-muzzled for weeks in Portsmouth, snugly tucked into a warm shore bed with lovely, and loving, Lydia Stangbourne, a Viscount's daughter,...

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The Invasion Year
The Invasion Year

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

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St. Martin's Press

The Invasion Year is the seventeenth tale in Dewey Lambdin's smashing naval adventure series.For a fellow like Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, who despises the French...

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Sea of Grey
Sea of Grey

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin

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Captain Alan Lewrie returns for his tenth roaring adventure on the high seas. This time, it's off to a failing British intervention on the ultra-rich French colony of Saint Domingue, wracked by...

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King, Ship, and Sword
King, Ship, and Sword

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin

St. Martin's Press

THE SIXTEENTH TALE IN DEWEY LAMBDIN’S CLASSIC NAVAL ADVENTURE SERIESDecember 1801. The Peace of Amiens end the long war with Napoleon Bonaparte’s France, but Captain...

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The Baltic Gambit
The Baltic Gambit

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin

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January 1801, and Captain Alan Lewrie, RN, known as “St. Alan the Liberator” for freeing (stealing!) a dozen black slaves on Jamaica to man his frigate years before, is...

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Troubled Waters
Troubled Waters

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin

St. Martin's Press

“Stunning naval adventure, reeking of powder and mayhem. I wish I had written this series.”

---Bernard Cornwell

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The Captain's Vengeance
The Captain's Vengeance

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin

St. Martin's Press

Sailing in the Caribbean, Captain Alan Lewrie, RN, is once again pursuing a chimera.A rich French prize ship he'd left at anchor at Dominica has gone missing, along with six of his sailors....

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A King's Trade
A King's Trade

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin

St. Martin's Press

The powder-packed thirteenth installment in a classic naval adventure series. Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is just discovering the truth of the old adage that "No Good...

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Havoc's Sword
Havoc's Sword

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

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St. Martin's Press

Dewey Lambdin's lovable but incorrigible rogue, Captain Alan Lewrie, Royal Navy, is back to cut a wide and wicked swatch through the war-torn Caribbean in an entirely new high seas adventure. It's...

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King's Captain
King's Captain

Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures

Dewey Lambdin

St. Martin's Press

Following the footsteps of Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey, whose ripping adventures capture thousands of new readers each year, comes the heir apparent to the mantle of Forester and O'Brian:...

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