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  • Heart Of Oak by Alexander Kent
    Heart Of Oak (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    Onward, a new 38-gun frigate whose first mission is not war but diplomacy, as consort to the French frigate Nautilus. 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.

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  • Colours Aloft! by Alexander Kent
    Colours Aloft! (English, Paperback) Alexander Kent

    Colours Aloft!, the sixteenth Richard Bolitho novel, bears all the hallmarks of its best-selling predecessors.September 1803Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds himself the new master of the Argonaute, a French flagship taken in battle.

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  • With All Despatch by Alexander Kent
    With All Despatch (English, Paperback) Alexander Kent

    A troubled peace with France means that in the harbours and estuaries around England, the royal fleet has been left to rot. So when a King's ransom is in peril and Bolitho is ordered to proceed 'with all despatch' to recover it he will need all the loyalty and courage of his three gallant cutters if he is to fulfil his mission.

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  • In the King's Name by Alexander Kent
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    A searing and gripping tale of trouble on the high seas, and of the weakness of the human spirit, In the King's Name heralds the return of our greatest living maritime writer and the legendary Adam Bolitho.

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  • Passage To Mutiny by Alexander Kent
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    OCTOBER 1789, NEW SOUTH WALESInto Sydney, capital of Britain's infant colony, sails the frigate Tempest. She is one of His Majesty's ships employed in policing the new southern trade routes.Instead he is despatched on a mission to the islands of the Great South Sea, where he must face hazards of fickle winds, pirates and savage islanders.

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  • Band Of Brothers by Alexander Kent
    Band Of Brothers (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    In this, the long awaited conclusion of Alexander Kent's midshipman trilogy, the new year of 1774 seems to offer Richard Bolitho and his friend Martyn Dancer the culmination of a dream.

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  • Beyond the Reef by Alexander Kent
    Beyond the Reef (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    In March 1808, as Napoleon holds Portugal and threatens his old ally Spain, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho is dispatched once more to the Cape of Good Hope to establish a permanent naval force there. Beyond the tortured hell of the reef, Bolitho's battle begins - to summon the survivors' last reserves of courage and of hope.

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  • The Darkening Sea by Alexander Kent
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    Returning safely to England after the dramatic capture of Martinque, Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho finds an all too brief respite from war and politics in the arms of his mistress Catherine Somervell. Although ordered immediately to the Indian Ocean, for the first time Bolitho's thoughts are not of glory but his own - and the Navy's - past.

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  • The Complete Midshipman Bolitho by Alexander Kent
    The Complete Midshipman Bolitho (English, Paperback) Alexander Kent

    Three novels in one! Sixteen-year-old Richard Bolitho joins the British Royal Navy as a young midshipman. Follow his adventures as he undergoes a severe initiation into the dangerous world of the great sailing warships! 1. Richard Bolitho: Midshipman 1772: a young Richard Bolitho joins the 74-gun Gorgon. Naive and untested, Bolitho must learn the ways of the navy quickly if he is to survive. 2....

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  • Relentless Pursuit by Alexander Kent
    Relentless Pursuit (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    But all efforts of the British anti-slavery patrols to curb a flourishing trade in human life are hampered by unsuitable ships, by the indifference of a government more concerned with old enemies made distrustful allies, and by the continuing belligerence of the Dey of Algiers, which threatens to ignite a full-scale war.

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  • Sloop Of War by Alexander Kent
    Sloop Of War (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    For the young Richard Bolitho the spring of 1778 marked a complete transformation for himself and his future. It was the year in which the American War of Independence changed to an all-out struggle for freedom from British rule - and the year when Bolitho took command of the Sparrow, a small, fast and well-armed sloop of war.

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  • Success to the Brave by Alexander Kent
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    Success to the Brave is the fifteenth Richard Bolitho story and chronologically it follows the events covered by A Tradition of Victory. In the little sixty-four-gun Achates Bolitho sails West for Boston, and thence to the Caribbean where he must hand over the island of San Felipe to the French.

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  • A Tradition of Victory by Alexander Kent
    A Tradition of Victory (English, Paperback) Alexander Kent

    This fourteenth Bolitho novel has the epic scenes of action, the powerful characterization and the authentic period detail that have made Alexander Kent a bestseller wherever sea stories are read.

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  • The Inshore Squadron by Alexander Kent
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    The Inshore Squadron is the twelfth Richard Bolitho story and chronologically it follows the events covered by Signal - Close Action! An old hatred steps from the past to pose a personal threat to him, but at the gates of Copenhagen, where his flag flies admidst the fury of battle, Bolitho must put all private hopes and fears behind him.

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  • Cross Of St George by Alexander Kent
    Cross Of St George (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    February 1813With convoys from Canada and the Caribbean falling victim to American privateers, Sir Richard Bolitho returns to Halifax to pursue a war he knows will not be won, but which neither Britain nor the United States can afford to lose.

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  • Relentless Pursuit by Alexander Kent
    Relentless Pursuit (English, Paperback) Alexander Kent

    Summoned to the Admiralty by Sir Edward Pellew, Captain Adam Bolitho is ordered to sail his 46-gun frigate Unrivalled into African waters to aid His Majesty's campaign against slave-runners. Preoccupied with avenging his uncle Richard's death while confronting an entrenched adversary and the aggressive opposition of the Algerian overlord, he fears he may be setting his crew on a course of doom.

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  • Heart of Oak by Alexander Kent
    Heart of Oak (English, Paperback) Alexander Kent

    The war with France ended in 1818 and Captain Adam Bolitho is given command of the newly commissioned frigate Onward. He is sent to North Africa on a diplomatic mission to accompany the French frigate Nautilus in a show of solidarity. He knows he is lucky?the voyage should be easy?but Adam longs for a chance to marry the beautiful Lowenna and settle down on the Bolitho estate in Cornwall. Instead...

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  • Stand Into Danger by Alexander Kent
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    The year is 1774 and Bolitho is now a newly appointed third lieutenant joining the 28-gun frigate Destiny at Plymouth.

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  • In Gallant Company by Alexander Kent
    In Gallant Company (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    The tenth Richard Bolitho novel in Alexander Kent's spectacularly successful series deals with Bolitho's life as a young lieutenant aboard the Trojan, an eighty-gun ship of the line.

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  • Man Of War by Alexander Kent
    Man Of War (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    Antigua 1817Every harbour and estuary is filled with ghostly ships, the famous and the legendary now redundant in the aftermath of the war. In this uneasy peace, Adam Bolitho is fortunate to be offered the seventy-four gun Athena, and as flag captain to Vice-Admiral Sir Graham Bethune once more follows his destiny to the Caribbean.

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