29 sea songs, ballads and prose passages illustrating life on the lower deck in Nelson's Navy. Personal remarks:
This is a most lovingly produced song book with illustrations, anecdotes, essays and articles aplenty. Even the most rabid land-lubber cannot fail to find enjoyment in Roy Palmer's achievement in bringing the atmosphere of sea-going in Nelsonian times so vividly to life. I have read and re-read it often and tried my throat at all the songs - it never fails to delight.