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  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: House of Stratus; New edition edition (Oct. 23 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842324764
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842324769
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 20 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 381 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #385,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By tertius3 on Jan. 19 2002
Format: Paperback
Making landfall off the Tuscan coast of Italy (familiar to readers of the very first Ramage novel as the home of his love), Capt. Ramage's frigate Calypso falls in with two French bomb vessels. With the discovery the t wo vessels were to join frigate transports for a secret invasion plan, Ramage's eyes light with new possibilities for applying his devastating but low-casualty "touch" to discomfit Napoleon. Can he discover the destination? He becomes a gypsy spy, attacks a harbor, and chases a frigate, all in pursuit of this goal. His cruise in the Mediterranean is to be continued in the next volume (Ramage's Signal).
More deliberately paced than, say, Alexander Kent's swashbuckling Bolitho series, Pope wrote two major actions to Kent's typical five. Pope includes short didactic pieces, which slow the narrative but contribute to the depth of the story. For example, in the middle of this volume (and to build suspense) is an entertaining section on the handling of Calypso's anchors, and later the commands necessary for setting sail. This series is easier than others for the novice to follow, whereas the Bolitho is for those seeking pure action.
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Back to Tuscany Jan. 19 2002
By tertius3 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Making landfall off the Tuscan coast of Italy (familiar to readers of the very first Ramage novel as the home of his love), Capt. Ramage's frigate Calypso falls in with two French bomb vessels. With the discovery the t wo vessels were to join frigate transports for a secret invasion plan, Ramage's eyes light with new possibilities for applying his devastating but low-casualty "touch" to discomfit Napoleon. Can he discover the destination? He becomes a gypsy spy, attacks a harbor, and chases a frigate, all in pursuit of this goal. His cruise in the Mediterranean is to be continued in the next volume (Ramage's Signal).
More deliberately paced than, say, Alexander Kent's swashbuckling Bolitho series, Pope wrote two major actions to Kent's typical five. Pope includes short didactic pieces, which slow the narrative but contribute to the depth of the story. For example, in the middle of this volume (and to build suspense) is an entertaining section on the handling of Calypso's anchors, and later the commands necessary for setting sail. This series is easier than others for the novice to follow, whereas the Bolitho is for those seeking pure action.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Misprint??? June 26 2009
By Working Nights - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As with all Pope's novels in the Ramage series, an enjoyable read, not his best, but enjoyable all the same. My only concern was that the copy that I recieved had Chapter Four all scrambled up. The first page carried on following the previous chapter, then proceeded to go onto ramblings of the First Lt for half the chapter, and then switched to Mid Orisini reading the instructions for the mortar firing. All in all more than a bit disconcerting. I had to read the Chapter twice and double check that the pages were correctly numbered. After that the book went fairly well.
As a serious reader I persisted, but I could see where a non serious reader may have given up or been turned off at reading more from an outstanding author and historian. I can only hope that my copy was a misprint and not a sample of the book publishers art.
RAMAGE March 2 2014
By Edward N. Schweitzer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
YOU START BY READING ONE OF THESE NOVELS AND YOU HAVE AN IMMEDIATE ADDICTION. YOU WILL END UP READING ALL 18, I GAURANTEE/
Naval Adventures - the second tier Dec 2 2013
By Geoff Burton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The only downside to theses engaging stories is that the daring do is a bit over the top. Its as if the author has collected the best individual naval actions and made them more daring and all done by the same man. Still its a good way to while away a long flight.

The stories are will told but do not compare with C S Forester or Patrick O'brien
Great book! July 2 2013
By Matthew Rayle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
A truly great read and worth every penny! I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys naval and historical fiction!

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