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by Philip MCCUTCHAN
Author: Philip MCCUTCHAN
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; First Edition edition (1988)
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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From Publishers Weekly.
From Publishers Weekly. The bad news is that McCutchan's latest Halfhyde book ( The Last Farewell ) offers minimal seamanship; the good news is that even though his humor lacks some of its usual bite, he provides a high old time puncturing late Victorian mores.
As the age of the sailing ship is drawing to a close, Lieutenant St. Vincent Halfhyde takes on the task of transporting to Chile a vain foreign officer, a meek Church cleric, a bombastic widow, and an uptight Scotland Yard inspector. The admiral of the tale is a querulous British loudmouth now in service with the Chileans. Particularly delightful is Scott's rendition of Caroline Penn, Halfhyde's irrepressible Aussie mistress.
McCutchan provides a look at the concerns of a wide range of personnel aboard Kemp's tanker Coverdale, all of whom are galvanized into action when a Nazi raider and a U-boat pack appear.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Philip McCutchan (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0312021788. McCutchan provides a look at the concerns of a wide range of personnel aboard Kemp's tanker Coverdale, all of whom are galvanized into action when a Nazi raider and a U-boat pack appear. Kemp realizes there may be a high-level intelligence leak. The climax comes when a U-boat boarding party tries to get the canvas bag, but the phlegmatic Kemp, helped by the Coverdale 's doughty crew, prevails.
by. McCutchan, Philip, 1920-. Halfhyde, St. Vincent (Fictitious character). New York : St. Martin's Press.
Philip McCutchan (1920-1996) grew up in the naval atmosphere of Portsmouth Dockyard and developed a lifetime's interest in the sea. Military history was an early interest resulting in several fiction books, from amongst his large output, about the British Army and its campaigns, especially in the last 150 years. Other books in the series. Halfhyde Adventure (1 - 10 of 16 books). Books by Philip McCutchan
And what is the mission, anyway? Never fear-Halfhyde will find out; he's up to any jo.
And what is the mission, anyway? Never fear-Halfhyde will find out; he's up to any jo. Categories of Interest: Select All. Biography & Memoir.
Halfhyde on the Yangtze. Far up the Yangtze River, the European presence in Chungking is threatened with rebellion and massacre by the Chinese.