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The Gunroom 1. Bridgemont

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This is the story of George Granger, a young aristocrat who joins the Royal Navy during the French Revolution/Napoleonic Wars. This is the first book, and tracks George as he joins his first ship in 1791

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Before reading this story, consider:
1. It contains graphic descriptions of sex.
2. British money was denominated in either Guineas or Pounds. A Guinea was worth about 25-30 shillings, while a Pound was worth about 20 shillings. If coins are used, the reference is in Guineas, otherwise it is in Pounds. A guinea is worth approximately $300 US dollars in 2009, which means a shilling was worth approximately $10.
3. The characters in this story are fictional with the exception of some well-known historical figures. The involvement of those characters is fictional.
4. The story is written with modern day language, as opposed to that used in 18th century England.

Copyright © 2011 Mark Arbour; All Rights Reserved.

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raven1

   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

George Granger is the third son of the Earl of Bridgemont. Like other young aristocrats in similar position, George has to make his own way in the world. Sailing has been his passion since childhood. A loving child with a warrior's spirit, he obtains a commission in the Royal Navy. He begins his career at 15 years of age. 

The Gunroom is the story of his transition from an innocent teen to a swashbuckling young man. It is a compelling read set in the time leading up to the French Revolutionary War.  George's exploits are brilliantly written to give you the sense you are a part of his life, public and private.  You will not want to stop reading this adventure filled with passion and pride.

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centexhairysub

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

This is the story that started the Bridgemont saga; one of the two best that I have found on this site.  It has everything.  The writing is compelling, the pacing is perfect, the character development is first rate; and it manages to bring history alive.  

We are introduced to George Granger, an intrepid youth from an aristocratic family that finds his footing in the British navy.  We meet many who will influence his formative development in this revered institution but most of all we will see his drive to succeed.  

Just can't say enough about how wonderful this story and the saga it spawned as been and continues to be.

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Daddydavek

   4 of 4 members found this review helpful 4 / 4 members

The first book in what became the Bridgemont Saga and it is a fabulous introduction into life aboard an English warship.  Granger is a personable guy with a penchant for charming his way into intimate relationships and this is where it all started.  Please read the story comments that accompany this story.  While I originally came to GA for Arbour's CAP series, this series has also become a favorite that I love just as much! Mark Arbour has published 29 stories on site with  5.3 million words and counting.  

READ AND ENJOY!

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