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John Nicol - Mariner - Life and Adventures 1776-1801 (original: 1822; edição: 1997)

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In the late eighteenth century, Nicol circled the globe twice. He partied with African slaves in the West Indies. He was on the first ship into Hawaii after the murder of Cook. He went to China. In 1790 he visited Port Jackson as the steward on board the Lady Julianawith its cargo of female convicts.Here is a plain and enchanting voice that history might easily have forgotten. Caught up in momentous events, Nicol describes the world from below decks.After falling in love with a young convict named Sarah Whitlam on the Lady Juliana, he tells the moving story of their affair, of the birth of their son at sea and how they came to be separated forever.… (mais)
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Título:John Nicol - Mariner - Life and Adventures 1776-1801
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The Life & Adventures of John Nicol Mariner de John Nicol (1822)

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Nicol, John; Biographies; Lady Juliana (Convict Ship); Whitlam, Sarah; Convict Women
  yarrafaye | Apr 25, 2020 |
Tim Flannery is to be commended in resurrecting this book, first published and 1822 and last reprinted in 1937. But just as Flannery has brought this tale of a humble sailor in the merchant and Royal Navies of the late 1700's back into print, it was also the work of another man, John Howell, who first wrote down Nicol's story and published it. Howell directed all of the profits of the book to providing Nicol, who had fallen on hard times, with a comfortable old age. There's a charm in the story, as there must have been in the man, to have touched so many of his contemporaries, and indeed his story still resonates with the modern reader.

Every fan of C.S.Forrester or Alexander Kent should read this authentic account of a common sailer in the days of Nelson. Whether he's stuck below decks in the Battle of the Nile, or falling in love with a convict girl on a transport ship to Australia, or in any of a hundred encounters with folk quite unlike himself, Nicol observes himself and all around him with a wonderfully accurate gaze. Through privations, heartbreak and poverty, Nicol never loses that moral compass that directs him to do the best he could by others and think the best of them, despite witnessing and relating tales of utmost horror and despair amongst ships' crews around him. Along with Dobree and Manwaring's 'The Floating Republic' this is a rare and engaging story of life below decks in the days of sail. Highly recommended. ( )
  nandadevi | Aug 9, 2012 |
Was required to read this for school. It was hard to get into, and jumped around from subject to subject. I had to read it a few time to understand were Nicol was because in one sentence he would be at one port and the next he would be somewhere new. After finishing it, though, I began to really understand what kind of person he was. He was unlucky in love, and in life, and had a constant fear of being pressed. ( )
  sarah.rouse87 | Apr 14, 2010 |
Based on the actual memoirs of John Nicol - this is a highly edited version of his life for younger readers. John's first sailing was at the age of 14 on board as a cooper. (Person who makes and repairs barrels.) In his life, Nicol would sail to America, Africa and Australia; the latter on a ship full of female convicts where he fathered a child on the long voyage. He vowed to return to Sarah but never saw her or the child again. John also fought many sea battles in his time serving his country when England was at war. This is a great short book with a very condensed look at his life.
  nicsreads | Feb 21, 2009 |
This was a great little book to read. A nice introduction to explain alterations made to the text to help the modern reader. This sailor has been around! I came across his name whilst reading 'The Floating Brothel' by Sian Rees and wanted to know a little bit more about him. The book talks about his life, in his words, including the people and places in it.

Well worth a read, it's highly informative, entertaining and thrilling. ( )
  SmithSJ01 | Mar 23, 2008 |
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John Nicolautor principaltodas as ediçõescalculado
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Flannery, TimIntroduçãoautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Howell, JohnPostscriptautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Laing, AlexanderPrefácioautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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In the late eighteenth century, Nicol circled the globe twice. He partied with African slaves in the West Indies. He was on the first ship into Hawaii after the murder of Cook. He went to China. In 1790 he visited Port Jackson as the steward on board the Lady Julianawith its cargo of female convicts.Here is a plain and enchanting voice that history might easily have forgotten. Caught up in momentous events, Nicol describes the world from below decks.After falling in love with a young convict named Sarah Whitlam on the Lady Juliana, he tells the moving story of their affair, of the birth of their son at sea and how they came to be separated forever.

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