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Trafalgar: The Story of James Grant is the tenth book in Scholastic UK's My Story series. It was one of the first My Story books to feature a male protagonist and the first written by Bryan Perrett. The book was published on April 19, 2002 with Civil War, The Trenches, and Battle of Britain.

Book description[]

"October 1805
The yards came round, spilling the wind from the sails, and
Norseman slowed to a standstill just out of range of the enemy's guns, wallowing a little in the swell. More and more of the ships in Lord Nelson's column were coming up in turn to add the weight of their gunfire to the fray. Beyond, I could see the ships of Admiral Collingwood's column similarly engaged. It was a tremendous spectacle that almost made me forget the task I had been given. I looked towards the front of the enemy line and, sure enough, five of their ships were turning slowly and heading back towards the fighting..."


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of Trafalgar characters


Main article: Bryan Perrett

Bryan Perrett was a military historian and author from Liverpool. He served in the military and later worked as a defence correspondent for the Liverpool Echo. The majority of books are non-fiction and deal with different aspects of military history. Trafalgar is Perrett's first book for My Story. He also wrote Crimea, Waterloo, D-Day, and U-Boat Hunter.


  • The portrait on the cover is a detail from John Watson Gordon's c. 1824 portrait of 14-year-old midshipman John Russell. The background is a detail from Thomas Whitcombe's painting Battle of Trafalgar 21st October 1805.[2][3]


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