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Able Seaman Albert John Charlton

Able Seaman Albert

John Charlton

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236 pages
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Able seaman Albert is about the early life of a sailor in Nelson’s navy from his childhood in Yorkshire to his escaping the navy to marry in Jamaica. He fulfils an ambition to be a topman, working aloft on square rigged ships. He suffers shipwreck,MoreAble seaman Albert is about the early life of a sailor in Nelson’s navy from his childhood in Yorkshire to his escaping the navy to marry in Jamaica. He fulfils an ambition to be a topman, working aloft on square rigged ships. He suffers shipwreck, escape through France, the battle of Trafalgar and ensuing storm. In Jamaica slavery is portrayed through his relationship with a former slave of mixed race. It is historically accurate and has a punchy style. Imagery, pathos and humour are used to follow closely the feelings, emotions and loves of Albert, bringing the period alive.