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annis
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Post by annis » Sun May 3rd, 2009, 2:07 am

Posted by Cuchulainn
Did you notice that Marryat served under Cochrane as a midhsipman?
No, I missed that! Cochrane sounds like one of those people whose lives are a real case of truth being stranger than fiction.

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Post by Carla » Wed May 20th, 2009, 5:33 pm

He was! I read a biography of him last year - before then I'd only had a hazy idea of him and his adventures - and really you could not make it up. Review here (http://www.carlanayland.org/reviews/cochrane.htm).
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Post by Alaric » Sun May 24th, 2009, 5:56 am

[quote=""annis""]I have to admit that I'm more of a "Hornblower" fan, myself.[/quote]

Same. Infinitely more readable for us common folk, I think.

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