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Heart Of Oak

Alexander Kent


PUBLISHED: 3rd January 2008
ISBN: 9780099484264
ANNOTATION:
Onward, a new 38-gun frigate whose first mission is not war but diplomacy, as consort to the French frigate Nautilus.Under the burning sun of North Africa, Bolitho is keenly aware of the envy and ambition among his officers, the troubled, restless spirits of his midshipmen, and the old enemy's proximity.
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PUBLISHED: 3rd January 2008
ISBN: 9780099484264
ANNOTATION:
Onward, a new 38-gun frigate whose first mission is not war but diplomacy, as consort to the French frigate Nautilus.Under the burning sun of North Africa, Bolitho is keenly aware of the envy and ambition among his officers, the troubled, restless spirits of his midshipmen, and the old enemy's proximity.

Annotation

Onward, a new 38-gun frigate whose first mission is not war but diplomacy, as consort to the French frigate Nautilus.Under the burning sun of North Africa, Bolitho is keenly aware of the envy and ambition among his officers, the troubled, restless spirits of his midshipmen, and the old enemy's proximity.

Publisher Description

It is February 1818, and Adam Bolitho longs for marriage and a safe personal harbour. But with so much of Britain's fleet redundant, he knows he is fortunate to be offered H.M.S. Onward, a new 38-gun frigate whose first mission is not war but diplomacy, as consort to the French frigate Nautilus.Under the burning sun of North Africa, Bolitho is keenly aware of the envy and ambition among his officers, the troubled, restless spirits of his midshipmen, and the old enemy's proximity. It is only when Nautilus becomes a sacrificial offering on the altar of empire that every man discovers the brotherhood of the sea is more powerful than the bitter memories of an ocean of blood and decades of war.

Author Biography

Alexander Kent is the author of twenty-seven acclaimed books featuring Richard Bolitho. Under his own name, Douglas Reeman, and in the course of a career spanning forty-five years, he has written over thirty novels and two non-fiction books.

Review

The storytelling has an easy mastery; the prose is lean and muscular, without a word wasted. How well Kent knows his stuff! Not just the jargon of the high seas - the pawls and maintops and the quarter-boats and the catheads - but the psychology of naval men in uniform Sunday Telegraph As you would expect, Kent is a dab hand at plotting and at action scenes, and this novel is another accomplished performance from the old man of the sea The First Post One of our foremost writers of naval fiction The Sunday Times

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The new Bolitho novel from our greatest living naval writer.

Product Details

Author
Alexander Kent
Pages
272
Year
2008
ISBN-10
0099484269
ISBN-13
9780099484264
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2008-01-03
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Publisher
Cornerstone
Language
English
Series
Richard Bolitho