Harry Gilmour

3 books in series
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Gone to Sea in a Bucket Summary

Like all young men of a certain age, Harry Gilmour had his own notion of how a naval battle should be. This wasn't it.

Norway, 1940: Sub Lieutenant Harry Gilmour's first encounter with battleship action is not the adventure he had hoped for. Faced with a thankless task and ill equipped to handle it, Gilmour's inexperience leads to a damning allegation. His future hangs in the balance.

But then Lieutenant Peter Dumaresq steps in to offer him a lifeline - an advanced navigation course that will take him aboard a crack submarine, HMS Pelorus, under the command of a Royal Navy hero. Faced with a possible court martial, Harry chooses life underwater. Once aboard, however, Harry is confronted for the first time by the full horror of submarine warfare. If he can just overcome his fears, it will be the making of him.

Because survival itself is the challenge now. For Harry and the rest of the crew, the next depth charge could be the one that sinks them.

©2015 David Black (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Gone to Sea in a Bucket

    • A Harry Gilmour Novel, Book 1
    • By: David Black
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Like all young men of a certain age, Harry Gilmour had his own notion of how a naval battle should be. This wasn't it. Norway, 1940: Sub Lieutenant Harry Gilmour's first encounter with battleship action is not the adventure he had hoped for. Faced with a thankless task and ill equipped to handle it, Gilmour's inexperience leads to a damning allegation. His future hangs in the balance.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Yarn

    • By BigG on 10-12-17

    Regular price: £10.19

  • Book 2

    • The Skipper's Dog's Called Stalin

    • A Harry Gilmour Novel, Book 2
    • By: David Black
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Spring, 1941. France has fallen but the Free French naval forces are in no mood to surrender. Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant Harry Gilmour is also ready for action, despite the horrors of his first taste of submarine warfare. When he is appointed as British Navy Liaison Officer aboard the Free French submarine Radegonde, he finds it anarchic, disorientating - and very French. Within its claustrophobic confines, suspicion and misunderstanding are rife.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful Accents

    • By Kindle Customer on 23-03-18

    Regular price: £10.19

  • Book 3

    • Turn Left for Gibraltar

    • Harry Gilmour, Book 3
    • By: David Black
    • Narrated by: James Langton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 19

    As 1941 draws to a close, brave young men are fighting for freedom in countries across the globe. But for Sub-Lieutenant Harry Gilmour, washed up in neutral Spain alongside 'interned belligerents' from both sides of the war, hostilities have come to a pause. Before long, his unlikely comrades must once again become his enemies, and he is back at the frontline of the battle for the Mediterranean.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • turn left for Gibraltar <br />

    • By Mr. Rwe Ladds on 26-07-18

    Regular price: £9.89