More Halfhyde

Some more hardback versions of the HALFHYDE books have been delivered, including:

Beware, Beware the Bight of Benin (Also published under the title: Halfhyde at the Bight of Benin)

Halfhyde and the Guns of Arrest

Halfhyde to the Narrows

(This is the standard print version. I will us it to replace the large print version that I already own.)

Halfhyde On The Yangtze

The Halfhyde Line

I still have five more books in the series to find … but I hope fill the gaps as soon as possible.

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14 Comments on “More Halfhyde”

  1. Jim Duncan says:

    Afternoon Bob

    I'm quite intrigued by this series of books, they look as if they are quite a saga and also an interesting period.

    I've had a look for Kindle versions, they are quite pricey particularly if you take into account their resale value is zero.

    I'm ploughing through the second of the Games of Thrones novels which are quite a story too. I've seen all the TV series on SKY but the books are a bit different (no surprise there).

    One day I may look up Halfhyde again to see if the situation has improved.

  2. Jim Duncan,

    What I find amazing is that I can buy secondhand copies of the HALFHYDE books for less that the Kindle versions. This does not make sense to me.

    The books are easy to read and good holiday reading. They have also given me some ideas for scenarios … which is an added bonus.

    I have yet to read GAME OF THRONES, but I am tempted.

    Something to start on a long cruise methinks.

    All the best,

    Bob

  3. Jim Duncan says:

    Amazon will charge what they would hope the market price to be.

    They are in to make a profit most of the time. Sometimes it is just a hook for a later sale.

    Game of Thrones is a very long read, make it a long cruise.

  4. Jim Duncan,

    What you say about Anazon's pricing structure is spot on. As to GAME OF THRONES … well there might be a long cruise on the distant horizon if things pan out as hoped.

    All the best,

    Bob

  5. I wonder if I should say anything about the Game of Thrones book. I have read all six – at least all six that had been published as of two years ago, and frankly I wonder why. Nothing wrong with the writing or the concept – and the thing is a sprawling tale. But… I finished with a feeling that it wasn't going anywhere.

    I recall 'creative writing' teachers talking about a style that involves placing the characters in a situation, and (in effect) letting the story tell itself. It looks as though G.R.R. Marin has taken this storytelling technique to heart. Contrast with Stephen King or J.K. Rowling, who pretty much knew before beginning how the story would go and end. Most writes, I guess, lie somewhere between.

    Possibly Mr Martin will wrap things up satisfactorily in his next couple of volumes, but given the way the story has … developed … so far, that will be a tall order, methinks.

  6. Archduke Piccolo,

    You make some interesting comments about GAME OF THRONES. Not having started any of the books yet I had assumed that the writer had an overall plan for the series, but if – as you comment – that is not apparent after the first six volumes, I may well give them a miss and stick with someone like Tolkein.

    I understood that the GAME OF THRONES series was set on a mythical world that bore a resemblance to England during the Wars of the Roses. Have I been misinformed or have I misunderstood what I have read about the book?

    All the best,

    Bob

  7. These sound excellent. I read a trilogy of novels a few years ago about the Royal Navy set in about this time. The first one featured the British invasion of Egypt in 1882. The second, I think, was about the collision between HMS Camperdown and HMS Victoria in 1892 and also spying in Germany as they created their battle fleet. The last one was set in WW1. I wish I could remember the author! It will drive me mad all say now!

  8. Legatus Hedlius,

    The stories you mention sound very interesting as well. If you can find the series name or author, please could you share the information with us.

    All the best,

    Bob

  9. I'll have a dig about!

  10. Legatus Hedlius,

    I will be interested in what you find.

    All the best,

    Bob

  11. Legatus Hedlius,

    Thanks for the link. I have a feeling that I might have read at least one of the books in this series many years ago … and I may try to find copies again.

    All the best,

    Bob

  12. I've just discovered, thanks to you, that McCutchan also wrote a series about the North-West frontier so have just ordered some of those.

  13. Legatus Hedlius,

    That is news to me!

    (More books to buy. Will it never end? I hope not!)

    All the best,

    Bob


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