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Midshipman Bolitho: "Richard Bolitho - Midshipman", "Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger" and "Band of Brothers" By Alexander Kent

Midshipman Bolitho: "Richard Bolitho - Midshipman", "Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger" and "Band of Brothers"
by Alexander Kent

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Richard Bolitho -- MidshipmanOctober 1772, Portsmouth. But a routine passage from Plymouth to Guernsey in an untried schooner becomes, for Bolitho, a passage from midshipman to King's officer, tempering the promise of the future with the bitter price of maturity.
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Midshipman Bolitho: "Richard Bolitho - Midshipman", "Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger" and "Band of Brothers" Summary


Midshipman Bolitho: "Richard Bolitho - Midshipman", "Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger" and "Band of Brothers" by Alexander Kent

Richard Bolitho -- Midshipman October 1772, Portsmouth. And sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho waits to join the Gorgon ordered to sail to the west coast of Africa and to destroy those who challenge the King's Navy. For Bolitho, and for many of the crew, it is a severe and testing initiation into the game of seamanship. Midshipman Bolitho and the 'Avenger' December 1773, Falmouth. The young Bolitho looks forward to a family Christmas in Cornwall while the Gorgon is refitted. But Cornwall is the treacherous stamping ground of smugglers and wreckers. After the murder of a revenue office, Bolitho is swept aboard his brother's cutter Avenger on a dangerous mission of hide and seek. Band of Brothers 1774 - the new year seems to offer Richard Bolitho and his friend Martyn Dancer the culmination of a dream. Both have been recommended for promotion, although they have not yet gained the coveted lieutenant's commission. But a routine passage from Plymouth to Guernsey in an untried schooner becomes, for Bolitho, a passage from midshipman to King's officer, tempering the promise of the future with the bitter price of maturity.

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Midshipman Bolitho: "Richard Bolitho - Midshipman", "Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger" and "Band of Brothers" Reviews


"One of our foremost writers of naval fiction...authentic, inspiring, well-characterised and, finally, moving" * Sunday Times *

About Alexander Kent


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.

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Midshipman Bolitho: "Richard Bolitho - Midshipman", "Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger" and "Band of Brothers" by Alexander Kent
Alexander Kent
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2008-01-03
448
0099504332
9780099504337
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