The Resource Maria and the Admiral, Rachel Billington

Maria and the Admiral, Rachel Billington

Label
Maria and the Admiral
Title
Maria and the Admiral
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Billington
Title variation
Maria & the Admiral
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Valparaiso, June 1822. Thomas Cochrane has led the Chilean fleet to victory, and as the news spreads of the country's independence from Spain, a British woman, Maria Graham, watches from her house near Valparaiso Bay. A vivacious and clever young widow, her first thought as she contemplates her compatriot's arrival is that her loneliness has come to an end. Lauded in the press, and admired by Napoleon, Cochrane had long been at odds with the Admiralty, who failed to subdue his outspoken independence. In Maria Graham he meets a woman whose intelligence and spirit of adventure match his own. Based on a true story, MARIA AND THE ADMIRAL vividly imagines the intensity of Maria and Thomas's first meeting and their parting in Rio de Janeiro 10 months later, in March 1823. Against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful and remote cities on earth, caught between the Pacific and the snow-capped Andes, this is the story of two exceptional people whose lives are joined before being torn apart by family ties, natural disaster and war
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
BIL
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Maria and the Admiral, Rachel Billington
Label
Maria and the Admiral, Rachel Billington
Publication
Note
  • Maps on end papers
  • "Inspired by a true story" --Cover
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Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes bibliographical references. -Valparaiso, June 1822. Thomas Cochrane has led the Chilean fleet to victory, and as the news spreads of the country's independence from Spain, a British woman, Maria Graham, watches from her house near Valparaiso Bay. A vivacious and clever young widow, her first thought as she contemplates her compatriot's arrival is that her loneliness has come to an end. Maria travels to Rio de Janeiro with him, only to face an unexpected drama in the court of the new Emperor
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14188776
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24 cm.
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Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781409111405
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781409111399
  • (eLGAR).b26638307
  • (OCoLC)712915703

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