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A most excellent read set in the Napoleanic era, though shot through with typo's. Has it all: romance, history, action. Previously unknown to me the extent and depth of Cooper's knowledge on various subjects including wood ships and European navies, aspects of romance and human behavior and emotion, others.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
05/12/2008
A stunningly beautiful work, one which I cannot recommend too highly.
03/12/2008
Generally good collection of short stories, some dramatic, others comic, one a excerpt of an adventure in Corsica.
02/22/2008
Few things, including books, are truly excellent, but this book is and is further as enjoyable as a $70 bottle of sippin' rum. I was saddened to reach its end; no more of it to read. Involves a small girl and boy, the girl from a circus and the boy from aristocracy, who escape from an oppressive English orphanage and are pursued across England by the abusive orphanmaster while fleeing in a canal boat. Along the way they have many experiences and befriend many helpful adults. Some interesting bits of English history. Uncommonly well written. Happy enough ending, all the remaining orphans are liberated, the evil orphanmaster presumably prosecuted, and the only one who dies is the little girl's dog--and he of doggy geriatrics.
02/18/2008
An excellent read, hard to put down. A romantic adventure with emphasis on the latter
02/09/2008
Starts out generally light and comedic, but at about half to two-thirds through grows more serious. In all, a somewhat complex but masterfully written romantic adventure written by one well versed in the art of being a gentleman. I recommend it highly.
02/03/2008
Good book, recommended. Somewhat convoluted plot, complex story of a boy growing up into manhood through a wide range of experiences.
01/26/2008
Very good book, wide range of characters and interests. A rcommended read.
01/24/2008
Yet another excellent piece of work by this prolific writer, both the work and the writer highly recommended.
01/20/2008
Very good read. A poorly conceived title, and quite a few typo's in the last ~ 1/4, but a very well developed story line--interesting, and with a lot of action. I recommend this book, and enjoyed it myself.
01/20/2008
A.D. Hopkins - Mystery, Coming of Age Story set in 1959
FEATURED AUTHOR - A.D. HOPKINS has worked for newspapers in Virginia, North Carolina, and Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was inducted into the Nevada Press Association's Newspaper Hall of Fame. He is the author of "The First 100: Portraits of the Men and Women Who Shaped Las Vegas". A former fencing teacher and inner city Scoutmaster, he restored a 1972 Ford Bronco, which he says was easier than the other two hobbies. "The Boys Who Woke Up Early" is his first novel. As our Author of the Day, Hopkins tells us all… Read more