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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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  • 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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  • Passage To Mutiny by Alexander Kent
    Passage To Mutiny (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    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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  • 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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  • In the King's Name by Alexander Kent
    In the King's Name (English, Paperback) Alexander Kent

    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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  • The Darkening Sea by Alexander Kent
    The Darkening Sea (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sword Of Honour by Alexander Kent
    Sword Of Honour (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    March 1814Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho returns to England from several months' rigorous patrolling off the North American coast.

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  • The Inshore Squadron by Alexander Kent
    The Inshore Squadron (English, Paperback) Alexander Kent

    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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  • To Glory We Steer by Alexander Kent
    To Glory We Steer (English, Paperback) Alexander Kent

    The time is January 1782, and British Captain Richard Bolitho is ordered to take the frigate Phalarope to the Caribbean, where the hard-pressed royal squadrons are fighting for their lives against the combined fleets of France and Spain and the upstart American privateers.

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  • Band Of Brothers by Alexander Kent
    Band Of Brothers (English, 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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  • Enemy In Sight by Alexander Kent
    Enemy In Sight (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    As 1794 draws to a close Richard Bolitho, commanding the old seventy-four-gun ship of the line Hyperion, leaves Plymouth to join a squadron blockading the rising power of Revolutionary France.

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  • Honour This Day by Alexander Kent
    Honour This Day (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    September 1804England stands alone against France and the fleets of Spain, anticipating invasion. Once more Bolitho hoists his flag above the veteran seventy-four-gun ship Hyperion and sets sail. Ordered to plan and effect a daring raid on the Spanish Main, Bolitho spares himself nothing.

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  • Signal Close Action by Alexander Kent
    Signal Close Action (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    When in 1798 Richard Bolitho hoists his broad pendant as commodore of a small squadron and prepares to re-enter the Mediterranean he is soon made aware of his responsibility.

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  • For My Country's Freedom by Alexander Kent
    For My Country's Freedom (English, Paperback) Alexander Kent

    March, 1811After two and a half months of precious peace in Cornwall with his beloved mistress Catherine, Admiral Richard Bolitho is once again summoned to London. In defence of an Empire, the Admiralty must quell the unrest in America - or face the war with those who were once friends.

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  • Success to the Brave by Alexander Kent
    Success to the Brave (English, Paperback) Alexander Kent

    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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  • The Flag Captain by Alexander Kent
    The Flag Captain (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    In the spring of 1797 Richard Bolitho brings the 100-gun Euryalus home to Falmouth to be flagship of the hastily formed squadron which has been chosen to make the first British re-entry to the Mediterranean for nearly a year.

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  • Second To None by Alexander Kent
    Second To None (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    June 1815On the eve of Waterloo, a sense of finality and cautious hope pervade a nation wearied by decades of war. But peace will present its own challenge to Adam Bolitho, captain of His Majesty's Ship Unrivalled, as many of his contemporaries face the prospect of discharge.

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  • The Only Victor by Alexander Kent
    The Only Victor (Paperback) Alexander Kent

    FEBRUARY 1806The frigate carrying Vice-Admiral Sir Richard Bolitho drops anchor off the shores of southern Africa. Outside Europe few have yet heard of the battle of Trafalgar, and Bolitho's news is met with both optimism and disappointment as he reminds the senior officers that, despite the victory, Napolean's defeat is by no means assured.

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