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Larcum Mudge

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 What is being said about Larcum Mudge

Larcum Mudge is a wonderful read for both devotees of nautical fiction, as well as demanding readers who seek the very best quality writing regardless of genre. I highly recommend this novel, as well as its sibling volumes.

Jeffrey Walker in the Discovering Diamonds review

Allan’s artful recreation of the past is second only to his skilful creation of Larcum Mudge. The name alone sparks interest, but readers soon come to care about this man and what happens to him. Larcum Mudge is the best book in the series and an adventure that fans old and new will enjoy.

Cindy Vallar, US reviewer

If you have not yet discovered the immense talent of author Philip K. Allan, you ought do so immediately. Happily, fans of this genre have had several really good writers to enjoy since the late, widely lamented Patrick O’Brian could no longer put pen to paper. But among the new group, Allan stands out.


His characters are not caricatures; they evolve and face challenges…the sea battles and the ship-to-ship fights are vividly done…yet only the most serious student of Royal Navy history might know them to be fictitious.


It is Allan’s imagination and plot development that I most admire.

Scott Laidig - Authorized biographer of General Al Gray, the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps

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