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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
1667, Sir Francis Courtney 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 Courtneys and thrillingly recreates their part in the struggle for supremacy and riches on the high seas
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
056636
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Wilbur A
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9405.9.S5
LC item number
B57 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Courtneys series
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hijacking of ships
  • Pirates
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
554 pages
Isbn
9780312157913
Lccn
97008192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 36548911
  • 267548
Label
Birds of prey, Wilbur Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
554 pages
Isbn
9780312157913
Lccn
97008192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
  • 36548911
  • 267548

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