Author reveals secrets of Royal Navy in Nelson’s time

Anthony Barton, the author of the new book MIDSHIPMAN HARRIMAN, has an exciting tale to tell about life in the Royal Navy. The bravery of the men who fought in Nelson’s ships is legend, but what about the courageous women who fought alongside them?
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Jan. 7, 2013 - PRLog -- Women were not even supposed to be in His Majesty’s ships in the year 1800, let alone taking part in battles, yet ‘History tells us women were in the thick of the fight, and helped bring down Napoleon,’ Barton explains, ‘and I think it’s time we paid tribute to their effort, hard work, and sheer nerve.’

In his series of novels THE HARRIMAN ADVENTURES Barton chronicles the thrilling navy career of Corrie Harriman, press-ganged into the navy on what was probably a dark and stormy night, along with her brother Jim. Mistaken for a boy, she quickly learned from the other women in His Britannic Majesty’s frigate Swift that she had to stay a boy and to dress like a boy if she wanted to earn her pay and to rise from the ranks to become an officer. And rise from the ranks she did!
MIDSHIPMAN HARRIMAN is fiction based on sound historical evidence. There were woman serving in Nelson’s time. One woman gave birth during the battle of the Glorious First of June, while another was Captain of the Maintop for eleven years in the Queen Charlotte. The Harriman tale is also makes a thrilling read. You can smell the salt in the air and hear the seabirds. You can follow Corrie into battle, and be with her as she fights single-handed with Frigate Captain Jean-Pierre Troude of the Tonnerre.  Join Corrie on her first voyage by sampling the early chapters of the book at:



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‘Midshipman Harriman’ may be read as a paperback book or downloaded to your mobile device, phone, tablet, or e-book reader from Apple, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, Scrollmotion,, or
‘As of last week I have a web-site for The Harriman Adventures,’ said Barton. You may find the site at
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