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It is 1792, over ten years since Britain's defeat by the American colonies, and the bitter humiliation still sticks in the Admiralty's craw. Now brutal smugglers, many of them naval deserters, occupy the Channel, plying their trade between England and France. Richard Bolitho's mission: to take three speedy topsail cutters and fight the treacherous raiders off the coast of Kent.

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It is 1792, over ten years since Britain's defeat by the American colonies, and the bitter humiliation still sticks in the Admiralty's craw. Now brutal smugglers, many of them naval deserters, occupy the Channel, plying their trade between England and France. Richard Bolitho's mission: to take three speedy topsail cutters and fight the treacherous raiders off the coast of Kent.

About the Author

Alexander Kent, pen name of Douglas Edward Reeman, joined the British Navy at 16, serving on destroyers and small craft during World War II, and eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. He has taught navigation to yachtsmen and has served as a script adviser for television and films. His books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780935526615
Author:
Kent, Alexander
Publisher:
McBooks Press
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
War
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 18th century Fiction.
Subject:
Bolitho, Richard
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Richard Bolitho Novels Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in 0.80 lb

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"Synopsis" by , It is 1792, over ten years since Britain's defeat by the American colonies, and the bitter humiliation still sticks in the Admiralty's craw. Now brutal smugglers, many of them naval deserters, occupy the Channel, plying their trade between England and France. Richard Bolitho's mission: to take three speedy topsail cutters and fight the treacherous raiders off the coast of Kent.
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