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I have located this book: "Life & Times of Horatio Hornblower by C. Northco
Parkinson. IS this the book? But it says that it is in the Popular Fiction
section. Why would that be?
It's $10.95. Should I get it?
From: Neil Sinclair/Peggy Rintoul <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 1999 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: Hornblower
>Laurel; One of the great oddities regarding Hornblower (made real by C.S.
>Forrester )was that he was a real figure and that his exploits as were
>depected by CS Forrester were accurate. The C. Nortcote Parkinson did an
>excellent biography some years ago but it is long out of print. This
>provides a good illustration of how perceived fiction becomes history.
>Now as for the conditions of sailing ships on the migrations away from
>Scotland there are some interesting observations. One is that there was a
>full range of experience good and bad depending on when the migration
>occured. The 1860's was not like the 1780's. One observation I do make is
>that the migrations were not easy, physically or emotionally. It was a one
>way trip by in large, people leaving families behind did not expect to ever
>return. Secondly not everyone embarking disembarked because of the ease of
>disease spreading on shipboard and of course no health requirements for
>boarding. Then there was seasickness, combined with the smells, the
>darkness, closeness of unwashed bodies for weeks, and lack of plumbing
>decks. Sound like fun? Again generalizations are too easy and Sinclairs
>arriving had a wide variety of experiences no doubt. Keep up your fine
>Yours aye; Neil Toronto-PEI-Argyll
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>Date: 12 April, 1999 10:13 PM
>> Now I hope that everyone that has access to cable TV is watching
>>Horatio Hornblower shows. I have read all 12 books while using a map to
>>chart each adventure. Really, the tiny details of everyday crowded and
>>squalid living conditions onboard ships of the early 1800's are
>>Has anyone else read them? This gives us a better picture of what our
>>ancestors went through as they sailed over here or to Australia, etc.
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