Sloop of War

Sloop of War - Richard Bolitho

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Multi-million copy seller Alexander Kent, brings us another rip-roaring and riveting maritime page-turner. Fans of Patrick O'Brian and C. S. Forester will not be disappointed!

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1778: a seminal year for the young Richard Bolitho... The American War of Independence changes to an all-out struggle for freedom from British rule - and Bolitho takes command of the Sparrow, a small, fast and well-armed sloop of war.

As the pace of war increases, the Sparrow is called from one crisis to another - and when the great fleets of Britain and France convene on the Chesapeake, Bolitho has to throw aside the early dreams of his first command to find maturity in a sea battle that might decide the fate of a whole continent.

Bolitho's adventures continue in To Glory We Steer.

Book information

ISBN: 9780099493860
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Arrow Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 319
Weight: 230g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 20mm