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Midshipman Bolitho

Author: Alexander Kent
Publisher: London : Arrow, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Sea stories, English
Sea fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Kent
ISBN: 9780099504337 0099504332
OCLC Number: 173238649
Notes: Originally published: 1990.
Description: 433 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Richard Bolitho --
midshipman. Originally published: London: Hutchinson, 1975 --
Midshipman Bolitho and the 'Avenger'. Originally published: London: Hutchinson, 1978.
Responsibility: 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,  Read more...

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

 
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