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The Pickle at Trafalgar
by John Fisher, illustrated by Ron Tiner
HERE OFF CADIZ, it is first light, Sunday 27th October 1805: six days after the battle of Trafalgar the week-long storm is abating and a six-gun topsail schooner, in attendance on Collingwood’s flagship, the frigate HMS Euryalus, is signalled to “come within hail”.
Thus begins the all-graphic tale of the race back to England of HMS Pickle, and her commanding officer, Lieutenant John Lapenotiere, carrying Collingwood’s Trafalgar Despatches.
Vividly re-told, entirely in black and white drawings, the small commemorative book The Pickle at Trafalgar, is researched from original sources including ship’s logs, is illustrated by Ron Tiner and introduced by Captain Peter Hore, RN.
The dramatic illustrations and texts vividly recreate the epic dash through storm and near shipwreck from Cadiz to Falmouth, then on, post haste to the Admiralty – a land journey of 271 miles and 21 changes of horses – along a route commemorated in 2005 the bi-centenary, as The Trafalgar Way.
The Pickle at Trafalgar is A4 size (297mm x 210mm) comprises full colour covers, laminated both sides, complete with unique fold-out commemorative chart inside the back cover detailing the homeward bound tracks of HMS Pickle, Nautilus and Victory, plus 24 pages of captioned illustrations and “balloon” texts of dialogue. £4.95 plus £1.05 p&p
Available to order from local bookshops. OR direct from the publishers Peretti Publishing, East Grange, West Hill, Ottery St.Mary, Devon EX11 1 TR
You can see excerpts from the book here: